I don’t believe the outcome of the McDonald’s Invitational held this past week in Pasadena, TX was too much of a surprise to anyone. It was all Flower Mound Marcus. The defending 5A State Champions are loaded with their top players returning. The combo of 2012 Marcus Smart and Phil Forte are both signed with Oklahoma State. It doesn’t stop there though because you can add 2012 F 6’8″ Nick Banyard who has signed with New Mexico and 2012 G A.J. Luckey an athletic player who can score in bunches too.
FM Marcus swept the strong field, going a perfect 5-0. They disposed of Langham Creek, San Antonio Warren and in the Championship beat Desoto 55-42.
Overall the Austin/San Antonio teams did ok, with San Antonio Warren and San Antonio Clark both reaching the Gold Bracket.
Gold Bracket Play
San Antonio Warren 75 North Crowley 73
Flower Mound Marcus 74 San Antonio Warren 65
Fort Bend Bush 91 San Antonio Warren 73 2012 Taurean Waller-Prince had 32
Fort Bend Bush 68 San Antonio Clark 56 2012 G Adam Perez led with 22 points
San Antonio Clark 54 Richardson Berkner 50 Big 4th Q win, led by 2012 Niko Maxwell-15
North Crowley 66 San Antonio Clark 49 Adam Perez led the way for Clark with 15
Silver Bracket Play
Converse Judson 44 San Antonio Madison 30 2014 F 6’5″ Tanner Leissner led with 15
Alief Elsik 64 Converse Judson 52
Humble College Park 56 Converse Judson 49
Pearland Dawson 49 San Antonio Madison 48
Austin Westlake 62 San Antonio Madison 46 2013 W Vince DeBlasio had 17 in the win.
Spring Dekaney 56 Austin Westlake 49
Mansfield Summit 71 Austin Westlake 62 2012 R.J. Rowan had 25 in the loss
Westlake has some nice pieces. Any one of 5 guys can lead the team in scoring on any given night: R.J. Rowan, Will Morse, Chase Carlton, Drew Wikelius or Vince DeBlasio.
Humble Kingwood 43 San Antonio Taft 40
San Antonio Taft 53 LaMarque 36
Houston Bellaire 59 San Antonio Taft 49