2015 G 5’5 Japreece Dean Leads Dailey MS to 2nd Place in District Play

Contributing Editor:
Joseph Dean
Tonight Dailey Middle School closed out the season with a win against Ojeida Middle School. Dailey took 2nd in district behind the undefeated Hutto Hippos.
Dailey Middle School Lady Timberwolves
Emerging prospect 2015 G 5’5 Japreece Dean has truly dominated this season. Dean is a high quality player with loads of next level potential. She averaged 29 per game on the season and was a beast on the defensive side of the floor. Dean showed superior ball handling, passing, and shooting skills all season. One of the most impressive things about her is her ability to get to the basket and create contact. In a game last week VS Cedar Creek she put up a season high by notching 40. She has tremendous speed with a very high basketball IQ and will be a major prospect in the class of 2015. Dean will register in the next few months at Anderson High School and will be a huge asset to the Lady Trojans program.
2015 G 5’5 Japreece Dean
Dailey Middle School
Dean will now prepare for her spring & summer seasons with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors. Dean plays on our 2014 elite team and they will be headed out to North Carolina in early April to showcase their skills in front of college coaches and scouts from across the country. coaches you should definitely keep the radar up on this one as she will be a major prospect in the years to come.
Texas D-1 Ambassadors out supporting teammate.
(L) Saundra Guillory of Anderson High
(C) Desiree Lampkin of Bailey Middle School
(R) Rebekah Knudson of New Braunfels (Verbal to Grand Canyon University)

San Antonio Central Catholic 68 San Antonio Antonian 65

In one of the city’s most spirited rivalries, the Central Catholic Buttons made it a clean sweep of the season series as they beat arch rival Antonian Apaches in a Saturday matchup in San Antonio.  The first time, CC gained control early and were never really challenged.  Last night’s contest was different.  It was all knotted at 65 after a topsy turvy 4th quarter. 

Martinez Martinez! Martinez!

The last guy you’d want with the ball in his hands as the clock runs down is Central’s Cole Martinez.  The 6’2″ shooting machine fired up his last shot of the game and it was good!…at the buzzer.  This capped off another great evening as he finished with 33 points and sending the Antonian faithful home grumbling.  (His previous effort was 29 points, 10 rebounds 5 assists in a win vs St. Anthony’s).  See his winning shot here on You Tube!

Antonian’s D1 duo of Jonathan Holmes (Texas-24) and Darrious Hamilton (Boise State-19) were a load to handle but this day belonged to Martinez and the Buttons.  Looking down the road, it’s likely that Antonian will be headed for a playoff matchup vs Houston St. Thomas who I had a chance to see play on Friday night.  St. Thomas will bring three D1 level guys as well as they have three talented 2012 players in 6’9″ shotblocker extraordinaire, Jeremy King,  CG Chase Brogna a lights out shooter & CG Christian Sanders who also can fill it up.  St. Thomas won a nail biter in an early season tournament on South Padre Island.

San Antonio Roosevelt  44  San Antonio MacArthur 40 (OT)

In a rare Saturday, public school game, the Roughriders outscored Mac 5-1 in the OT session in the upset win despite the Brahmas getting 18 points from 2012 G Matt Gramling.

Austin St. Michael’s 77  Austin St. Anthony’s 60
Jake Kocher (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) kept up his hot scoring pace as he dropped 33 in the win.

Austin Waldorf 79  Marble Falls Faith  39
2013 G Victor Garate had 19 in the win to go along with Senior Santiago Paredes 22.

San Antonio High School Round Up: Friday, January 28th

San Antonio Clark 57  San Antonio Stevens  56
2012 W Uche Ofoegbu couldn’t put the Falcons over the top in a squeaker as he dropped 21 points in the loss.

2012 Uche Ofoegbu continues to impress as he adds 21 points in the win.

San Antonio Churchill 94  San Antonio Lee 67
Senior Clark Lammert had 22 in the lopsided win where the Chargers emptied the bench getting their entire roster involved.

San Antonio Taft 80  San Antonio Brandeis 65
Taft is dangerous!  It’s a guard heavy group and they’re tough to guard when they spread the floor.  Seniors Deondre Logan (22), Dylan Elias (Northern Colorado-17) & Marshall Harris (Citadel-17) led the attack.

Converse Judson 63  New Braunfels 34
Coach Mike Wacker is gearing his squad up for another playoff run.  Senior Cameron Griffin’s 17 led the way.  2012 Kyle Hittle had 11 for the Unicorns.

Senior Cameron Griffin will lead a dangerous Judson squad into the playoffs

San Antonio Warren 68  San Antonio Holmes 59
2012 Wg Jerel Ellis had 26 in the win

Alamo Heights 50  Hays 38
2012 W Jeremy Rodewald had 15 & 2012 F 6’7″ Shelby Lane added 17 as Heights continues to pile up the wins.

2011 G 5’8 Rebekah Knudson offered by Grand Canyon University

Contributing Editor:
Joseph Dean
Texas D-1 Ambassador Rebekah Knudson of New Braunfels has been offered to play at Grand Canyon University.
2011 G 5’8 Rebekah Knudson
New Braunfels High School
Club Team: Texas D-1 Ambassadors
Rebekah could be headed to play in the Pacific West Conference for the NCAA 2011-2012 season.Grand Canyon University is located in Phoenix Arizona and ranks 6th in the Pacific West Conference. The Lopes are having a spectacular season and ranks 12th in the country in division 2 basketball. Head Coach Trent May is one of the best in the business and looks forward to having Knudson on campus for an official visit in the coming weeks.

Parents Chuck & Azeneth Knudson have been great supporters of the D-1 program & coaching staff. We would like to say thanks for giving us the opportunity to work with your daughter.

Grand Canyon plays a very aggressive schedule with travel to California, Utah, Arizona, and a cool  trip to Hawaii every year. Grand Canyon has also built a 5,000 seats arena that will open just in time for the 2011-2012 season. GCU arena will host Lady Lopes Basketball games and other sporting events. I want to say great job to Rebekah and her family. We all here at D-1 wish you the very best as you continue your dreams at the next level.

Grand Canyon University Arena

Girls Varsity Friday Night Round Up

Contributing Editor:
Joseph Dean
Del Valle 30  Anderson 28
(L) 2011 F 5’10 Monique Elveen added 10 in the win against Anderson. Monique has signed with East Texas Baptist and will be a great player at the next level.
(R) 2014 W 5’10 Saundra Gulliory added 8 in the lost. Saundra is quickly emerging into one of the best prospects in the class of 2014.
(L)  2012 G 5’6 Caitlin Kriessel-Bigler notched 10. Caitilin is a smooth point guard with loads of potential. She has really shown her ability to get to the rack. Caitlin also has excellent range from the perimeter and can burn you from deep.
(R) 2011 F 6’0 Summer Postell has been excellent for the Cardinals. Summer added 10 last night and will continue to be a major player for Del Valle.
Giddings 46  Caldwell 28
Hutto 49  Connally 41
2012 G 5’9 Kayla Winkfeild notched 10 in the win against Caldwell. Winkfeild has adequate size and athleticism with a nice skill set. The junior guard can attack the basket or pull up with the mid range. One of the most impressive things about Kayla is a vertial leap. I mean this kid can jump out of the gym. 
2011 G 5’5 Haylea Jackson continues to be major for the Hippos. Haylea plays aggressive defense and will shoot your lights out.

Marble Falls 44  Cedar Park 52

(L) 2013 W 6’0 Kiara Etheridge is a high quality player with loads of next level potential. Kiara added 20 in the lost to Cedar Park. Ertheridge is ranked 5th in scoring for the state in the class 2013. College coaches should definitely watch this as she will be a major prospect in the coming years.
(R) 2014 G 5’10 Sarah Stripling added 10. Sarah continues to be impressive on both ends of the floor. The freshman from marble Falls has excellent skills and will definitely be a next level player.
Akins 63  Bowie 49
(L) 2011 G 5’5 Vanessa Winston has stepped it up to help Akins to a 1st place lead in District 26 5A. Winston added 19 on Tuesday and 12 last night. Winston will continue to be a major player for the Lady eagles and will do good things at the next level.
(R) 2011 F 5’10 Danielle Lofton has held the glue together for Akins. Lofton added 20 last night and has scored in double figures all season long.

Other Scores
LBJ 72  Crockett 53
Smithville 52  Rockdale 25
Georgetown 69  Round Rock 51
Travis 58  Lanier 18

Austin High School Round Up: Friday, Janury 28th

Austin High 62  Austin Westlake 53
The Marooons were led by Seniors Alex Reinking & Eric McClellan with 15 a piece.  Westlake Junior R.J. Rowan led all scorers with 18.

Senior Alex Reinking does it all for Austin High

Bastrop 79  Pflugerville Hendrickson 72
The Bears got a big home win as Josiah Monroe (UT-San Antonio football) had 22.  Jalen Washington of Hendrickson led all scorers with 30.

Monroe is set to sign to play football for UT-San Antonio on Feb 12th but this dude belongs on a basketball court.  Has the biggest heart and will flat get in you defensively which sets him apart from most high school players.

Pflugerville 71  Round Rock Westwood 55
The Ville cruised in this one, with 4 players nabbing double digit scoring inclusing 2013 PG T.J. Williams with 10.

Soph Williams has been moved into the Pflugerville starting lineup by Coach Mike Murphy.

Cedar Park 74  Marble Falls  44
CP tamed the Mustangs behind Dylan Cox (Army) 21 points.

Two sport athlete Cox will enter Army as a 2nd lieutenant but is an excellent floor general.

Austin Bowie 75  Austin Akins 60
Akins’ Yolonzo Moore (Hartford) had 25 points but 2012 G Paul Baxter negated that with 23 of his own while Senior Connor Robinson went to work down low and poured in 37, most of them from within 5 feet of the bucket as the Eagles had no answer for him on the blocks.

Generously listed at 6’5″,  Robinson has great footwork and moves around the bucket.  He gets the job done for the Bowie Bulldogs and Coach Celester Collier.

High School Roundup Friday 28

Top Games to See 
6:30pm Madison vs Westside   Butler 
7pm     Clear Creek vs Clear Brook
7pm  North Shore vs Channelview 
7pm Seven Lakes vs Morton Ranch
7:30  St. Pius vs BMT Kelly HS
7:30  ST. Thomas HS vs Hstm Christian
7:30 Lamarque vs Manvel HS
7:30 Galveston Ball vs Friendswood HS

High School Roundup Friday 28

Top Games to See 
6:30pm Madison vs Westside   Butler 
7pm     Clear Creek vs Clear Brook
7pm  North Shore vs Channelview 
7pm Seven Lakes vs Morton Ranch
7:30  St. Pius vs BMT Kelly HS
7:30  ST. Thomas HS vs Hstm Christian
7:30 Lamarque vs Manvel HS
7:30 Galveston Ball vs Friendswood HS

San Antonio High School Round Up: Tuesday, January 25th

San Antonio Churchill  96  San Antonio Reagan 84
The marquee’ matchup in the Alamoc City was the District 26-5A matchup between San Antonio Reagan & San Antonio Churchill.  Their first encounter in late December saw Reagan come out on fire and never be seriously challenged.  Tonight’s game followed a similar blueprint, but this time it was Churchill hitting a good clip early and often.  They were in control the entire game and never trailed as they cruised to a 96-84 win.  Hot shooting and lax defense all around were the order of the day.  There could well be a rubber match as both teams are talented and could be on a collision course as the playoffs get underway next month.   However, somewhere in all of this a talented San Antonio Taft squad could rear up and crash the party.
The Firm of Lammert & Lammert:  To the left, Senior partner Clark & to the right junior Connor

Reagan’s Max Yon (Air Force) led all scorers with 29 points, while team mate Tre Demps (Northwestern) had 26, including 16 in the first quarter where he was en fuego including making two floaters which would have made Papa Dell Demps (New Orleans Hornets GM) proud.  Demps is really adding depth to his game as he prepares to make his way in the Big Ten Conference.

However, on this night the thrill of victory belonged to Churchill and their leaders, the Lammert Brothers.  Unsigned Senior, Clark led the way with 24 points while 2012 F Connor had 17 points and 12 rebounds.  At 6’9″ Connor Lammert has established himself as one of the premier “bigs” in Texas.  He’s only 16, and with his birthday far away into August oozes big time potential.  Toss in quality grades too and it’s a wrap.

Converse Wagner 67  Cibolo Steele 60
Senior Devonta Davis had 13 as the Thunderbirds continue their winning ways in spite of graduating Andre Roberson (Colorado) & Jordan Clarkson (Tulsa)).

New Braunfels 71  Seguin 65
Three sport star, Senior Brig Gerlich led Seguin with 21 but 2012 W Kyle Hittle’s 17 for a balanced Unicorns team led them to the win.

San Antonio Warren 62  San Antonio Clark 60
Clark was missing two starters and still gave Warren a tough time.  Too much 2012 F Taurean Prince-Waller as he had 21 points, double digit rebounds and a game saving block as time ran out with Clark going for the tie.  2011 F Ansley Benjamin led Clark with 23 points.

Benjamin (left) and Prince-Waller (right) battled all night long. It was Waller’s block at the buzzer which sealed the win for San Antonio Warren.

San Antonio Brandeis 64  San Antonio O’Connor 60
Two young teams went to to toe with 2013 G Justin Graham taking care of business by dropping 17 in the win.  O’Connor has some good young players.  I like the athleticism of 2013 G Dapo Ogunfeitimi who had 9 points in the loss.
2013 G Justin Graham continues to shine as one of the area’s top young floor generals.

San Antonio Taft 49  San Antonio Marshall 30
Northern Colorado bound Dylan Elias had 12 points to lead the Raiders to the easy victory.

Northern Colorado gets a hard nosed guard in Taft’s Elias.

Alamo Heights 77   Lockhart 44
2012 F Jeremy Rodewald does it all for a very good Alamo Heights team as he dropped 25 points and was all over the floor.

New Braunfels Canyon 59  Smithson Valley 37
2012 W Ian Gulick led a balanced Canyon attack with 17 points in an easy one, as they ready for their return district showdown with Alamo Heights on the road at the Mule Dome.

Kerrville Tivy 43  Uvalde 42
In what I understand was a 12-10 game at the half?????…Kerrville Tivy won a barn burner vs Uvalde.  G Deron Belford (Texas State) had a decisive block on the last play of the game against Uvalde Senior Jeremy Espinoza for the big win.  Belford added 14 ponts while freshman Matt Perry added 13.  Espinoza, who is Uvalde’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd option inside and out had 27 in the tough loss.

Freshman Matt Perry’s Tivy Antlers got the win, but Uvalde’s Jeremy Espinoza notched 37.