Contributing Editor: Joseph Dean

The Cen-Tex Starrz Fall league tipped off today out at Akins High School. This has to be one of the best leagues in the area with over 30 teams competing each year. D-1 Nation was in the house today and saw some really good games & loads of talent. 

 Teams Competing In Varsity Girls Division

1. Akins                               8. Lehman

2. Ambassadors                  9. San Marcos
3. Austin                              10. St. Michael’s (SMCA)
4. Bowie                              11. Travis
5. Crockett                          12. Wildcats
6. Hays                                13. Westlake
7. LBJ                                 14. Wimberley

The Texas D1 Ambassadors-Team 2014 tipped off the first game of the league against Hays High School. The young group of 8th/9th graders set the bar, as they took Hays down to the last shot. Down 2 with 4 seconds left in the game Team, 2014 got off a good shot but came up short. Team 2014 has been recognized as one of the most competitive teams in the Cen-Tex area, and around the state.

Texas D-1 Ambassadors 2014
Hays Lady Rebels
D-1 Ambassadors talking it over

LBJ looked really good as they beat a young Westlake team by 20. I had a chance to visit with LBJ Head Coach Renee’ Brown today. Coach Brown is very excited about the team this year & believe they will do great things as the 2011 season approaches. With the duo of 2012 W 5’10 Alexis Hyder & 2011 W 5’10 Morgan Simmons,  LBJ will be a tough match up throughout the league. Another key piece for the Jags this year is 2011 W 5’10 Tierany Henderson. Tyranny has great size & length & will be a huge asset for Coach Brown and the Jags this upcoming season.  

 LBJ Jaguars
2011 W 5’10 Morgan Simmons (Left)
2012 W 5’10 Alexis Hyder (Right)
Akins played really well today. The Eagles will be a tough match up also, as they have one of the top guards in the area. 2011 G 5’5 Vanessa Winston can get it done. Vanessa has excellent ball handling skills with the ability to get to the basket. Winston has excellent court vision and great range on her shot. Look for Vannessa to be a dominant force this season. 
Akins Eagles
2011 G 5’5 Vanessa Winston
Vanessa Winston, pictured below with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors

Austin High VS Bowie
Austin High Wins!


Wimberley High School
Played well to come out on top against Crockett
2011 G 5’5 Tashanique Jones
LBJ High School
Smooth point guard with great athleticism. Jones has great handles & don’t mind attacking the basket. The junior guard will run the point again for LBJ this year and will be a huge asset to their success. Tashanique will suit up with the D-1 Ambassadors when they head to Frisco Texas in a few weeks for the Premier Basketball Showcase Event.
Lehman High School talking it over
Coach Deans Week 2 Predictions/Schools highlighted in red are winners next week.
Girls Varsity
 1PM Lehman VS SMCA

 2PM Wildcats VS Crockett
 3PM Akins VS Austin
 4PM Travis VS Wimberley
 5PM LBJ VS San Marcos
 6PM Bowie VS Ambassadors
 7PM Hays VS Westlake


Joseph Dean
Texas D1 Ambassadors
Program Director Girls Basketball

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