Great American Shootout Sunday Report

Texas D1 Ambassadors-San Antonio  96   Las Cruces Dons (NM) 67
The final pool game, early Sunday saw Cole Martinez (Air Force) score 20 points, and 2012 Uche Ofoegbu of San Antonio Stevens chipped in with 19 in the win.

The Air Force Academy  has gotten a steal with Central Catholic’s Cole Martinez

Bracket Play
Texas D1 Ambassadors-San Antonio 65  Corpus Christi Islanders 56
After the Islanders upset Team hardge in pool play for their first win over the D1 Ambassadors in 11 years, the San Antonio squad showed that lightning doesn’t strike twice in one place as they controlled this game from the opening minutes behind the athletic play of Uche Ofoegbu and the above the rim display put on by 2012 F 6’5″ Aaron Ramirez.  Ramirez, out of tiny 2A Santa Rosa by way of Mississippi will be a force to be reckoned with.  Stay tuned.

Flower Mound Marcus  67  Texas D1 Ambassadors-San Antonio 62
The Marcus squad has now won back to back GASO events.  They’ve got a tough squad who have structure and familiarity with each other.  Couple that with a will to win and 3, and quite possibly 4 D1 players (Marcus Smart, Phil Forte, Nick Banyard, A.J. Luckey) and you can see that their championships are no fluke.  Texas D1 could not hold their 6 point half time lead. Uche Ofoegbu had 21 points, while Ramirez added 14.  Phil Forte had 23 to lead the way for Marcus.  Oh yeah, Marcus Smart is a beast, no doubt about it!  Texas D1 finished 5-1 in the event without their twin towers, 2012 6’7″ P Shelby Lane of Alamo Heights and 2012 6’9″ Connor Lammert of San Antonio Churchill.

Texas D1 Ambassadors-Austin 69  Champions Select 66
Balanced scoring from 2012 Mike Hardge of Georgetown and 2012 Matt Gramling of San Antonio MacArthur led the way to the victory.  D1 led by double digits all the way.  This was Gramling’s first action in 3 months as he had some nagging injuries and also participated in some spring football drills as he ponders whether to take on the QB role in his senior year.

2012 Mike Hardge of Georgetown brings intensity and quickness to the party.

Texas D1 Ambassadors-Austin  85   Run N Shoot (OK)  76
2013 T.J. Williams of Pflugerville is firmly establishing himself as one of 2013’s best in Texas as he scored 26 points in the win.  2012 Allex Austin of San Marcos, fresh off the best high jump in the Nation (7’2″) quickly began to get his bsketball legs under him and he went for 17 points.

2013 T.J. Williams of Pflugerville Panthers is on the prowl with his amped up game

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