Killeen Runnin Roos Report

Fort Worth ISD Coca Cola Classic
Killeen Runnin’ Roos Coach Jason Fossett knew he’d take some lumps early as he put much of his team’s fortunes on two Texas D1 Ambassadors youngsters in 2014 G 6’3″ Brian Long and 2015 PG Demarius Cress.  However, his plan is falling nicely into place as these two under classmen are growing up on a daily basis and he’s getting solid senior leadership from 2012 F 6’6″ Tevin Bartney.

Things came together this past few days as the Baby Roos made it to the championship game of the Fort Worth event before losing to Crowley in the ‘Ship.  Both Bartney and Cress (the latest in a long line of quality Killeen PG’s made All Tournament.)

Freshman Demarius Cress hits the game winner vs Mansfield Summit

A&M Consolidated Over Clear Lake In Austin

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Silver Bracket: Pflugerville 78 Houston Westbury 56 2013 G T.J. Williams continued his superior play as he scored 24 points to lead the Panthers. 2013 W Justin Moss contributed 15, 2013 G Bryce Bierbower 14 and 2013 G Napoleon Onyeje … Continue reading


Houston Performances In Austin

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Austin Westlake Holiday Classic Silver Bracket Fort Bend Willowridge 62 Houston Westbury 61 (Double Overtime) This one went to overtime as Coach Howie who moved over from Westbury this season to take the Willowridge job caAme from trailing all game … Continue reading


Austin Westlake Holiday Classic: Bracket Semis

Austin Westlake Holiday Classic Silver Bracket Fort Bend Willowridge  62  Houston Westbury  61  (Double Overtime) This one went to overtime as Coach Howie who moved over from Westbury this season to take the Willowridge job caAme from trailing all game long … Continue reading

Austin Westlake Holiday Classic: Day 2 (Pool Play)

Pflugerville 40  El Paso Montwood 38
Trailing 33-28 entering the 4th quarter Pflugerville looked confused for the most part and had trouble solving Montwood’s disciplined offensive attack.  Montwood held Pflugerville to only 2 first quarter points. In what could be a signature win for the young Panthers and first year Head Coach David Raigosa The Ville rallied in the 4th quarter and nipped the Rams on a late bucket by 2013 G Darian Bostic.

2013 G Napoleon Onyeje

The bulk of the Pflugerville scoring was handled by 2013 G Napoleon Onyeje who had 17 points.  After PG T.J. Williams picked up two early fouls Onyeje steadied the ship, hitting several three pointers.  The Rams got 10 a piece from much improved 2012 P 6’9″ Joey Martinez and 2013 G Ruben Lopez.

Cedar Hill 64  Fort Bend Bush 58
Cameron Ridley scored 21 points and was dominant inside for Bush.  He got great support from Senior Ryne Williams with 18 but that’s where it began and ended for the Broncos.  Cedar Hill used a fast paced transition attack and balanced scoring from four players to upset one of Texas’ most dominant teams.   Senior G Brandon Harris (15), 2013 W 6’5″ Dorian Waggoner (14), 2013 G Jalen Jones (13), and 2013 G Charles Wesley (11)

Westlake Holiday Brackets Set

Pool D held all the drama with the three teams going 1-1.  The plus/minus favored A&M Consolidated as they head to the Gold Bracket, with Bush going Silver and Cedar Hill taking Bronze.

Gold Bracket:
Clear Lake vs Austin Westlake
Converse Wagner vs A&M Consolidated

Silver Bracket:
Houston Westbury vs Fort Bend Willowridge
Pflugerville vs Fort Bend Bush

Bronze Bracket:
Bryan vs El Paso Socorro
El Paso Montwood vs Cedar Hill

Austin Westlake Holiday Classic: Session #3

Clear Lake 59 Houston Westbury 50
Clear Lake used a 4th quarter push to break open a nip and tuck. 2013 F 6’4″ Donivan Jones led Westbury with 17 points and was a force on the boards but in the end it was the guard combo of 2013 Paris Clayton (17) and 2012 Rob Lewis (16) who took over the game in the final stanza.

Converse Wagner El Paso Montwood
Who else can start a pair of guards that are listed at 5’6″ & 5’7″ at the 5A level in Texas and still win? That would be El Paso Montwood, and veteran Coach Tony Harper has 850 plus wins and he’s done most of it with undersized guys.

Having said that, when you run into a more talented and deeper team that’s also well coached it’s tough to overcome the odds. As the game progressed through the middle of the 3rd quarter the deep Wagner T Birds took control. It’s a consummate team, with no real stars per se. 2013 W Theron Bray had 10 in the win. For the Rams, 2012 P 6’9″ Joey Martinez is much improved over the last time I saw him a year ago. He had 10 points and 5 boards. They also received 10 points from Senior G Andrew Ramirez.

Montwood 8 14 8 11- 41
Wagner 7 13 18 13-51

A&M Consolidated Fort Bend Bush
Coach Rick Barnes, half of his staff and all the Texas Longhorns players are in the house tonight to see Texas commit 6’11” Cameron Ridley. Ridley has 2 points as does the other twin tower, 6’10” Marquette signee Aaron Durley. This is as physical as a high school game gets. A&M Consolidated is gutting it out and competing on every possession but they’ve failed to take advantage on the offensive end and in transition.
Bush’s Twin Towers, 6’10” Aaron Durley (Marquette) and 6’11” Cameron Ridley (Texas)

it looked like Bush could be ready to blow Consol out but with 4:30 left in the game, Cameron Ridley has fouled out and Alex Caruso has his second of two thunderous dunks to cut the game to 5 points. Ridley finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds as he was denied the ball constantly throughout the game by the double team. 2013 G ShawnDre Jones was the glue holding Bush together. He made clutch free throws as the game wound down, finishing with 10 points. 2014 G 6’6″ Kelly Oubre led Bush with 12 points, including a key steal and dunk with 2 minutes left to play. 2012 G Ryne Williams also chipped in with 12 for the Broncos. The free throw line was not kind to Consol either as they were 2-10 at one point, squandering many opportunities, where on the other hand Bush was 18-19 from the charity stripe.

Alex Caruso (Texas A&M signee) led all scorers with 13 points, 3 steals, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. 2013 Jimmie Gilbert battled hard all game long against the Bush Towers and scored 11 points and had 8 boards in the loss.

A&M Consolidated 7 6 14 20 -47
Fort Bend Bush 9 12 17 16-54

Austin Westlake Holiday Classic: Session 2

Houston Westbury 58  Bryan  47
Bryan Senior P.J. Payton led all scorers with 19 but it wasn;t enough as Houston Westbury got balanced scoring. 2012 G Zachary Cross had 10 points and 2013 Donivan Jones added 9 to get the W.

A&M Consolidated   47Cedar Hill  36
For all but a few brief moments early in the 4th quarter this was A&M Consolidated’s game from midway through the 1st.  It’s quite a luxury when you have one of the country’s most outstanding players in all purpose, 2012 Alex Caruso.  At 6’6″ he sees the floor as well as anyone, he’s active defensively and he’s always looking to get his team mates involved for the easy look.  His stat line was 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.  Consolidated got nice games out of hard working 2013 P Jimmie Gilbert with 8 points and 8 rebounds, most of them while battling Cedar Hill’s Zeldric King (Tulsa) who is a load at 6’7″ and 290lbs.

The Aggies are getting a player in Caruso who can play the one, two or three

Cedar Hill’s King had 10 points, and showed a nice touch both handling and shooting the ball on the perimeter.  Senior G Quinton White also hit key shots for the Tigers and finished with 10 points, while 2013 W Josh Stewart had 11 points and 5 rebounds.

A&M Consolidated  8 14 13 12- 47
Cedar Hill                 5  7  10 14- 36

Austin Westlake  Fort Bend Willowridge
Early in the 2nd quarter, the Westlake Chaps started to assert themselves behind the three point shoooting of Will Morse, R.J. Rowan and Chase Carlton.  After suffering a knee tweak in the opener, 2012 P 6’7″ Drew Wikleius (5 points, 16 rebounds) returned to provide toughness on the boards along with 2014 Jordan Severt’s hard work. Carlton (10 points and 5 assists), Morse (17 points) and Rowan (16 points, 7 rebounds) outplayed Wllowridge’s guards as Westlake cruised to the win, which was Coach Tres Ellis’ 200th victory.

2012 Post Drew Wikelius had 16 rebounds vs Willowridge.

2013 G Michael Hunter was by far the best player for Willowridge.  The athletic combo has nice bounce, gets to the rim and shoots it from the perimeter too.  he had 18 points and 5 rebounds.

Austin Westlake            13 20 14 19-66
Fort Bend Willowridge 10 17 14- 8-49

Austin Westlake Holiday Classic

Austin Westlake  55 El Paso Socorro  27
El Paso Socorro was outmatched from the jump ball.  Whether it was size, speed, defensive intensity or just plain ol’ basketball savvy you could give the nod to the host Austin Westlake squad in every category. They raced out to a 19-2 lead, and emptied the bench subbing liberally.  The only blemish on the game was 2012 P Drew Wikelius tweaking a knee. That gave the front line subs a chance to play plenty, including budding star 2014 P 6’5″ Jordan Severt who led the Chaps with 7 rebounds.  2012 G R.J. Rowan had 13 for Westlake while 2014 G Chase Carlton (below) added 10.

Austin Westlake     19 12 15 9-  55
El Paso Socorro        2  7  6   12-27

Converse Wagner Pflugerville
After an even first quarter (19-19) the Wagner Thunderbirds proceeded to give Pflugerville a sound beating. A huge run at the end of the half and in the entire 3rd quarter caused the rout to be on. 2013 W 6’2″ Theron Bray was the best player on the day for Wagner, scoring 18 points, getting to the rim and showing all around hustle. He had lots of help from his team mates as balanced scoring and team play were the order of the day. 2013 G Avionte Sanders had 13 for Wagner.

2013 G T.J. Williams had 35 points and 8 rebounds today.

2013 G 6’2″ T.J. Williams was easily the most impressive player on the floor as he took care of the ball for the Panthers and handled the bulk of the scoring as well. Williams is getting recruited by mid majors like Denver and Northern Iowa which are perfect fits for his skill set. He led his team with 35 points and 8 rebounds from the PG spot and could play his way into a high major this coming summer. 2013 G Darian Bostic added 11 off the bench for The Ville.

Pflugerville 19 16 15-27-77
Wagner 19 25 22-18-84