The D1 Nation was on hand with one of our roving D1 Newshounds tonight at San Antonio Brennan and Coach Ivany was personally on hand at Round Rock McNeil for the matchup with Pflugerville.
Round Rock McNeil 69 Pflugerville 51
McNeil ran it’s record to an area best 23-1 as they dominated Pflugerville on the boards. The Panthers only lead was 3-0 and from that point on it was all Mavs. In the warmups you could see that the senior laden Mavs were physically stronger (started 4 seniors) while Pflugerville’s best days are ahead (starting 4 juniors). Throw all that out the window though as the best player on the floor, hands down is 2014 6’3″ Trey Dilworth of McNeil.
McNeil outrebounded Pflugerville 31-19 and went to the free throw line much more often with their aggressive play (19-23) while P’ville was only 3-7. 2013 G Darius Brooks led Pflugerville with 19, 2013 G Napoleon Onyeje (10) and 2013 G T.J. Williams added 9. No other Panther contributed more than 5.
McNeil had a great third option in 2012 G Josh Jones (14) but it was the pair of 2012 G Robert Waters (18, 10 rebounds) and 2014 F Trey Dilworth who was dominant with 25 and 11 boards who set the tone for the game. They both put in work with double doubles.
Dilworth is a special player in the making. He’ll end up being a high major two guard but meanwhile his strength and versatility makes him a tough matchup down low. He is capable of posting up much bigger players, is explosive and can really push the ball in transition.
San Antonio Brennan 67 Kerrville Tivy 59
Last year Brennan fielded their first varsity squad with nothing but underclassmen and Coach Tommy Hines still had them competitive. This year with all his players returning they are becoming a force. They spotted Tivy a 28-27 halftime lead and then proteced their house in the second half on the strength of 2013 G Johnny Azzinaro’s 25 points (including 14 from the line).
2013 G Johnny Azzinaro of Brennan led all scorers
2014 G Matt Perry was perfect from the field as he was 6-6 from beyond the arc. He is beginning to follow in his older brothers footsteps (Keith and Jonathan) who were also 4 year starters for the Antlers.