Monday, November 30, 2009

Glen Oaks sweeps 2-0, Istrouma splits 1-1 at Texas Jamboree


Just in case you're keeping score at home (like I am), the Houston vs Dallas battle is all tied up at 2-2 while the Houston vs Louisiana is also knotted at 1-1. That means, bragging rights will be at stake Saturday when all the teams resume action. Some of the high / low notes from Friday included...


- Sophomore LJ Rose (20pts + W) was impressive in his matchup against the state's top pg Phil Pressey (30pts).

- Lamar recruits Tre Lynch and Michale Kyser combined for 36pts including key baskets in overtime win vs Bellaire

- Missouri recruit Tony Mitchell (24pts) was unstoppable in blowout win for Dallas Pinkston.

- Louisiana Mr Basketball Brian Williams dropped 23pts to lead Glen Oaks past Clear Springs.

- Junior pg Anthony Collins (12p/ 11a) proved to be press-proof while dismantling Dallas Kimball w/ a double-double.


- Tim Otey 6'0 g 2010 scored a game high 22pts to help St John's past North Forest

- Darryl Roberts 6'0 g 2010 dropped 24pts including 6 treys to lead Austin LBJ

- Andre Scott 5'11 g 2010 hit a game high 24pts in Glen Oaks' win

- Kingsley McGowen 5'9 pg 2010 netted a season high 14pts and made key decisions in St Thomas' overtime win

- JJ Williams 6'0 cg 2010 went for 21pts to help Lancaster past Bellaire


- Bellaire permitted Lancaster to go on a 12-0 run with 3:00 to go which forced the game into overtime

- Texas Tech recruit Jamel Outler was limited to 7pts in Bellaire's loss

- Heralded junior wing Anthony Norris finished with a career low 6pts in Sam Houston's 28pt loss


Houston St John's 65 Houston North Forest 60

SJ: Tim Otey 22, William Young 13

NF: Andre Sloan 15, Pat Richards 12, Deante Joseph 12, Kenderek Uwadia 11

Austin LBJ 78 Houston St Pius 44

A: Darryl Roberts 23, Robert Lee 16, Cameron Brown 11

SP: Trey Guidry 11, Zac Kirscher 11

Baton Rouge Glen Oaks 70 Clear Springs 65

GO: Andre Scott 24, Brian Williams 23

CS: Anthony Horton 23, Teris Bourgeouis 11

Houston St Thomas 55 Istrouma, LA 53 (OT)

ST: Christian Sanders 21, Kingsley McGowen 14

I: Roy Knox 18 (6 treys), Steven Jackson 13

Dallas Pinkston 72 Houston Sam Houston 44

DP: Tony Mitchell 24

SH: Sam Sequist 10

Lancaster 77 Houston Bellaire 76 (OT)

L: Tre Lynch 22 (5 treys), JJ Williams 21, Darryle Kyser 14, John Bohannon 10

B: Tobi Oyedeji 20, Sheldon McClellan 18, Kene Anyigbo 13, Sebastian Douglass 12

Second Baptist 70 Dallas Episcopal 59

SB: LJ Rose 20 (5 treys), Henry Riasco 17, Mikhail McLean 14, Andre Prince 11

DE: Phil Pressey 30, Trevor Fuller 13

Westbury Christian 74 Dallas Kimball 64

WC: Anthony Brancato 15, Justin Foreman 14, Lante Phillips 13, Anthony Collins 12

DK: Jerion Henry 18, Keith Hargest 15, David Kates 12

By: Jim Hicks (RCS Sports)

The Thanksgiving Jamboree concluded yesterday with a pair of very exciting finishes. Director Rick Nelson is commended for having a super crew of support staffers, and the hospitality room was filled with aromas of superb dishes. Most importantly, he orgazined a swell lineup of elite high school teams which completed a holiday weekend of hoops. The Dallas vs Houston series resulted in a 5-5 tie after two days of action.

Bellaire used a second half surge to erase a 14pt deficit, and proceeded to knock off Duncanville (42-39) in the finale. Junior guard Sheldon McClellan (8pts) sank a set of free throws with :07 remaining to seal the win. The projected fireworks show between the state's top two big men never materialized into much more than a spark. Perry Jones was held without a field goal in the fourth quarter and totaled 9pts while Tobi Oyedeji (who isn't really expected to do much offensively) had 8pts but hauled in several key rebounds.

Dallas Kimball nearly embarrassed themselves twice in the same game against Port Arthur Memorial. Despite leading by double digits in the third period, a pair of Kimball players were removed from the bench after "getting into it" with each other. Additionally, the Dallas Independent School District athletic director (who happens to be the father of Kimball's coach) was seated within 12 feet of the distraction. Afterwards, Port Arthur Memorial erased the lead and took the lead down the stretch. Trailing 62-61 with the clock dwindling below 10 seconds, Kimball's David Kates dribbled just outside the left three point line. And in one motion he tossed a no look - over the shoulder bullet to Keith Hargest all alone underneath the basket for the game winning layup as time expired.

Exposure is pricelss! Thanks to all the of media personnel who were in attendance evaluating the participating teams / players including Reggie Rankin (ESPN), Ron Briscoe (Nike Basketball), Eric Bossi (PrepStars / EBossHoops/, Blue Zertuche (Texas Hoops), Sam Lowe (Texas Hoops), Max Ivany (TexasBasketball Inc), and Larry Shepherd (The Basketball Connection).


Istrouma, LA (4-2) 76 North Forest (0-5) 60

I: Darius Johnson (soph) 17, Roy Knox 17

NF: Andre Sloan 18, Deandre Joseph 16

Houston St John's (5-4) 60 Austin LBJ (4-1) 57

SJ: Tim Otey 26, Josh Winslow 13, William Young 12

A: Robert Lee 17, Elijah Cash 15

Baton Rouge Glen Oaks (7-0) 44 Houston St Thomas (9-4) 40 - OVERTIME

GO: Brandon Johnson 14, Brian Williams 12

ST: Christian Sanders (soph) 16, Ian Hurley 16

Houston Second Baptist (13-0) 59 Dallas Woodrow Wilson (4-1) 54

SB: LJ Rose (soph) 16, Alex Cooper 14

WW: Mark Brown 21, DonWayne Mayberry 19

Dallas Pinkston (2-2) 61 Houston Strake Jesuit (3-3) 53

DP: Tony Mitchell 30

SJ: Dylon Monmouth 12, Elliot Franshaw 11, John Gillon (soph) 10, Rasheed Sulaimon (soph) 10

Houston Westbury Christian (9-0) 59 Dallas Episcopal (4-2) 39

WC: Lante Phillips 15, Anthony Collins 14

DE: Phil Pressey 20

Dallas Lancaster (4-0) 69 Houston Jones (2-2) 61

DL: John Bohannon 28

HJ: n/a

Dallas Kimball (1-2) 63 Port Arthur Memorial (2-1) 62

DK: Austin Franklin, Keith Hargest 12

PA: Jamarqus Jones 15, Kaleb Sanders 12

Houston Bellaire (7-1) 42 Duncanville (5-3) 39

HB: Sebastian Douglass 11

D: Jeremy Atkins 10

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