Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Quick Hitters!

-Steele looks strong heading into playoffs- The Steele backcourt will be the reason that Austin is the destination for the Knights. Olivia Patterson and Elena Gumbs played extremely well last Friday night against Boerne Champion. However, Meighan Simmons was spectacular.

Simmons did things that I have not witnessed from her before. She has tightened up her handle to compliment her ridiculous speed. She used retreat dribbles and change of pace dribbles to be unstoppable. The play of the game was a wicked crossover and And-1 finish to seal the game. Champion left the outstanding freshman, Brooke Allemand on an island with very little weak side defensive help against Simmons. Simmons had been attacking the right side of the floor for the entire fourth quarter so when her initial move right shifted the quick Allemand, Simmons yanked her with a cross over that would have made AI smile and was at the basketball in one dribble. The out of position weak side defender was too late as Simmons finished the bucket. With her trademark swagger she just shook her no as if saying “I will not be denied”.

The question is will the Lady Knights be denied again for the state title or is the third time a charm.

- The South Texas Hoyas are in discussion to add a VERY recognizable high school coach to its staff. The addition is will add a ton of value to that club.

-Jay wins a Big but losses Big- The Jay Mustangs got great news when the city’s leading rebounder, Raven Reyes transferred last week.

However, the Mustangs lost second leading scorer and All-City point guard, Julissa Garrett to a knee injury. Let’s hope that JuJu makes a full and speedy recovery.

Jay star Erica Donovan hit a step-back three pointer to win it at the buzzer against Stevens last Saturday. Freshman Destiny Amezequita played by hitting a clutch three to keep the Mustangs ahead. Jay Big, Vanessa Orr had her best game of the season to help keep the Mustangs undefeated in district.

-The city scoring race has Meighan Simmons at 24.73ppg, Shana Holmes at 24.23ppg. On the private school side, Jackie Woods is averaging 24.6 while Lytle’s Cheyenne Berry is averaging 31.81!!!

Banged up!!

- Southwest guard, Shana Holmes and her injured ankle is expected to be back for the playoffs.
- Hillary Lumpkin is resting her hurt back tonight against Seguin.
- Champion freshman Heather Hormuth is a warrior! The young post for Champion had 14 points in a great game against Steele. What is more impressive is that she did it after being injured in a major car collision the night before the game. Hormuth’s mother and she were rear ended by an 18 wheeler on I-10 Thursday night. Fortunately, Hormuth and her mother walked away from the crash with sprains and bruises but no major injuries. The same can not be said for their car as it was totaled.
- Wagner pg, Len’Nique Brown is playing with a mask to protect her fractured nose.