Saturday, March 12, 2011

Texas State Championship Day

5A Garland Lakeview Centennial 87  San Antonio Taft 77
Senior Chris Jones led the way with 24 points as Taft trailed early, down by almost 20 points for much of the game.  The final score was respectable as their three seniors left with next level play on their minds.  Deondre Logan led with 24 points & Dylan Elias (Northern CVolorado chipped in with 17 in the loss.
Elias had a great senior year for Taft and now heads to Northern Colorado where he'll join fellow San Antonio native, Paul Garnica.

5A  Flower Mound Marcus 53  Fort Bend Hightower 41
Marcus led throughout, and advanced to the Championship unlike last year when they lost in the semifinals to Fort Bend Bush. Their matchup with Lakeview Centennial assures that one of the two go home happy this year.

4A La Marque vs Dallas Kimball
Kimball brings a storied history to the State Tournament, while La Marque is making it's first appearance.  Kimball also brings 3 big time D1 players with them (Jalen Jones (SMU), Jordan Williams (North Texas) & 6'9" Jarion Henry while La Marque brings only one (Julien Lewis-Texas).

5A  Flower Mound Marcus vs Garland Lakeview Centennial
This one should be a dandy.  Look for Lakeview Centennial's pressure to be the deciding factor as they bring wave after wave of pressure. Centennial is also motivated to be the bridesmaid, which is how it went down last year.