Coach Mike Hardge's Texas D-1 Ambassadors hit the road for Las Vegas, NV this morning to play in the 2010 Full Court Press Pangos Easter Classic. Only a couple of hours after their flight landed they laced them up in an exciting game with Organized Chaos of Fresno, California. D-1 came out on top, 70-69 as 2011 G Deon Mitchell of Pflugerville capped his game high 17 points by hitting the game winning free throw with one second left and the score tied.
The much larger California team gave us fits on the boards but our perimeter shooting was outstanding and the kids battled hard. 2011 W 6'4" Jalen Washington of Pflugerville Hendrickson had 14 points and 8 rebounds while 2011 Post 6'6" Logan Webb of Georgetown had 12 points. 2011 PG Josiah Monroe of Bastrop hit all four of his shots from behind the arc in the first half and finished with 12 points.
The D-1 Ambassadors play tomorrow vs. Branch West Prep (CA) and the Arizona Warriors.
Other team members:
2011 W 6'3" Adam Whitlock Austin St. Michael's
2011 P 6'8" Reinier Strobos New Braunfels Canyon
2011 G 6'4" Dylan Cox Cedar Park
2011 W 6'4" Allainte Faust Harker Heights
2012 PG 6'0" Michael Hardge Georgetown
2011 P 6'9" Shane Minnick Marble Falls (did not make trip)
2011 G 6'3" Royce O'Neale Harker Heights (injured)