Monday, November 15, 2010

Opening Night! Texas 5A Basketball, Baby

Pflugerville 60  v Austin Westlake  55  (Junior Varsity)

The Ville and Westlake are loaded with some of the City's top youngsters in 2013 & in Westlake's case, 2014.

Pflugerville's Young Players To Watch:
2013 Napoleon Oneyeje    Deadeye shooter                                                 10 pts      
2013 Justin Moss              Slasher deluxe, active on the glass                     16 pts
2013 G Napoleon Oneyeje
2013 Cameron Britton       Athletic, can shoot from deep                             5 pts
2013 Darian Bostic            Long point guard gets to rack with ease            5 pts    
2013 Darius Brooks          Combo guard is ultra quick and can shoot it.     6 pts

Westlake's Young Stars:
2014 Chase Carlton        Heady point guard, knows how to run a team  7 pts
2014 Jordan Severt          Young big has nice bounce & a high motor    11 pts
2013 Anthony Patino        Shoots it well in the mid range and from behind the arc   19 pts
2013 Chris Murch       Just call him "Downtown". He'll fire it up as soon as the bus pulls in.  14 pts

Pflugerville 84  v Westlake 59  (Varsity)

After graduating PG Cody Doolin (San Francisco) & P 6'9" Gus Leeper (Arkansas-Little Rock) you can't help but figure that this will be a rebuilding year for Westlake.  They'll be led by 2013 PG Will Morse, 2013 SG R.J. Rowan (who has a beautiful stroke) & 2012 P 6'6" Drew Wikelius.  If Wikelius is healthy he could have a monster year.  

Meanwhile, Pflugerville returns a veteran team led by snior Deon Mitchell (Northern Iowa), Cameron Blue, Darian Dempsey, 2011 F Storm Woods (Iowa State-football) & move in Jamal Shabazz.  The wild card for The Ville will be the role that heir apparent to Mitchell, 2013 PG T.J. Williams will play.  He's got great court vision and could really free Mitchell up to score even more than normal.
Texas D1 PG, Deon Mitchell shot out of the gate in his senior campaign
Game Action:  Pflugerville 45  Austin Westlake 30  @ halftime

The young Westlake team is having trouble with pressure.  Not at the guard spot as Morse is doing a good job, but the other players aren't coming to the basketball and Pflugerville is swarming.  The Panthers have been hot from beyond the arc, while Westlake has missed a half dozen costly chippies.  R.J. Rowan leads Westlake with 12 pts at the half.  Deon Mitchell leads Pflugerville with 13.  There's no answer for him as he gets to the rack any time he wants.  Are you listening Northern Iowa fans?

Pflugerville brings waves of athletes at you, most of whom can shoot it from the perimeter.  They will wear a lot of teams out during the course of the 2010-11 season.

Leading Scorers:
Deon Mitchell    16 points 8 assists  (took the 4th quarter off)
T.J. Williams      17 points
Cameron Blue    11 pts

Austin Westlake
R.J. Rowan        Led all scorers with 23 points
Will Morse        10 pts
Drew Wikelius   6 pts  14 rebounds
2013 PG T.J. Williams stepped up and had 17 points ( three 3's) in his first varsity game