The Killeen Runnin' Roos won the consolation championship of the Van Friffith Kia Tournament held in Granbury, TX. They were led in the championship game by 2012 Tevin bartney and 2014 G Brian Long who both had 19 points. Long, an athletic 6'3" guard is also a whirling dervish on the boards.
2014 Brian Long
Hill Country Classic
Brazosport overwhelmed Round Rock Westwood in the Championship game of the Hill Country Classic, 97-78. His shot wasn't falling in my D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Classic last month but D.J. Griggs found his range in the 'Ship as he had 33 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. The 2012 G took home tournament MVP Honors. He has multiple scholarship offers but is considering prep school for another year of seasoning. 2013 G 6'3" Jaleen Smith had 32 points and 15 rebounds on his way to All Tournament Honors.
2012 G D.J. Grggs of Brazosport
Outback Tournament: Houston, TX
San Antonio Churchill Chargers had a successful weekend at the Outback Tournament going 4
and 1, winning the Consolation Championship. They'll probably look back at the one that got away though as they lost to Fort Bend Elkins 48-46. They staged a very good 4th quarte rally but a pair of missed free throws at the game's end were the difference. Churchill ran in to two very good guards in 2012 Branford Jones (Long Beach State) who had 17 and two sport star Chance Allen who were too physical for the smaller guards to handle.
2012 G Branford Jones shown below at the D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree.
It was a missed opportunity as reputations are made when heavyweights meet. The Championship was won by Fort Bend Travis (Harrison Twins) who beat Fort Bend Bush (Texas commit, Cameron Ridley). Would have been interesting to see Connor Lammert (Texas) resume his summer battles with future team mate Ridley.
Converse Judson 50 San Antonio Clark 49
Two of San Antonio's most respected coaches squared off in this one as Mike Wacker's Rockets held off Steve Sylestine's Cougars in the 4th quarter despite 20 points from Clark's 2012 PG Adam Perez. Clark is really missing 2012 G Nikko Maxwell who may have a torn ACL.
Alamo Heights protected their own house going undefeated to win their own tournament. Tourny MVP, 2012 W 6'6" Jeffrey Rodewald led the way with 16 in the Championship game.
The Warren Warriors went undefeated, getting a monster game from Taurean Waller Prince (Long Island) who dropped 30 on the Unicorns. I wasn't there but a good guess has Prince snagging MVP, sharing with his team mate Marcus Keene who earned MVP Honors last week. 2012 G Kyle Hittle had 29 in the loss.
Prince was a goonie in the 'Ship
2014 G 6'5" Aubrie King continues to tear up the small school tournaments with his second straight MVP performance. leading undefeeated Mumford (11-0) to the Fayetteville Tournament Championship. In addition to going 6-6 from the three point line, King also received his PSAT score and had a whopping 1860 in his first try!