Harlandale Tournament (Championship Game)
San Antonio Central Catholic controlled this game from the tip and cruised to a 71-58 win over the San Marcos Rattlers. Perimeter shoting was the difference as the Buttons were their usual high percentage selves with Senior Tommy Berry hitting four from deep (17 points) & Senior Cole Martinez scoring 30. Martinez did it from deep, the midrange and the charity stripe. Both Texas D1 Ambassadors alums were also named to the All Tournament team.
2012 W Allex Austin (left) had an outstanding game in the loss, while 2011 G Cole Martinez (right) was "The Man" for Central Catholic leading them in scoring on a consistent basis.
San Marcos perimeter shooting was atrocious but the game was constantly within about ten points because they controlled the boards. Senior DJ Gardner had 10 points & 10 rebounds, but it was 2012 W Allex Austin who kept battling the entire game. He had 28 points and 14 rebounds, many of them on the offensive end. The lanky, bouncy son of Olympic High Jump Champion, Charles Austin really has a chance to make his own mark on the game of basketball if he improves his handles and mid range game. Leading scorer on the season, Collin Hart was held to 12 points in this contest.
San Antonio Clark 69 San Antonio Jay 39
The Cougars emptied their bench in this one with Seniors Jacob Palacios (16) & Kyle Rutledge 14 leading the way to the lopsided win.