Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lake Charles Area Report: Sam Houston falls to Iowa, Yellow Jackets to take on Barbe in tourney championship

Sam Houston junior Ryan Adams attempts a lay-up
 for the Broncos' in their 82-51 loss to Iowa in the
 Cameron State Bank Holiday Classic on Tuesday.

By Mickel Ponthieux

Southwest Daily News

Westlake, La. - The fast paced Iowa Yellow Jackets were too much for the Sam Houston Broncos on Tuesday night in an 82-51 win in the boys’ semifinal game of the Cameron State Bank Holiday Classic at Westlake High School.

The Yellow Jackets started the game strong taking a 9-3 lead early in the first quarter. After a couple of Bronco free throws, Iowa went on a 9-0 run to take an 18-7 lead. Iowa continued to build on their lead to take a 29-17 advantage going into the second quarter.

The Broncos (3-4) started off the second period with a 14-5 run to cut the deficit to three, 34-31. But Iowa didn’t let the game stay close for long picking up four points off two turnovers and another three at the line after a technical foul on Sam Houston to give the Yellow Jackets a ten point lead, 41-31.

The Yellow Jackets closed the first half with a 6-3 run to take a 47-34 lead at halftime. Iowa picked up the pace in the second half to outscore the Broncos 17-8 in the third quarter and 18-8 in the fourth quarter to seal the 82-51 win. Iowa’s Charles Robertson led all scorers with 20 points and Ray Jenkins scored 14 points. Aaron Guillory and Wayne Stansberry each added 10 points for the Yellow Jackets. Kenny Waddell led the Broncos with 12 points and Tanner Stewart and Dylan Champagne scored eight points each.

Iowa moves on the championship game and will play Barbe at 8 p.m. Sam Houston will play in the third place game at 5 p.m. against Westlake.

Barbe 54, Westlake 26

WESTLAKE–A good night on defense was not enough to compensate for a lack luster night offensively for the Westlake Rams in a 54-26 loss on Tuesday night in the other semifinal game at the Cameron State Bank Holiday Classic at Westlake High School. The Rams defense was able to keep the game close at half by an 18-10 score.

The Bucs turned up the heat in the second half with a 15 point third quarter and a 21 point fourth to take the 54-26 victory. “We kept it close but just had a poor offensive night,” Westlake head coach Doug Morris said. “The defense was good but Barbe eventually started to turn up the pressure and hit some shots in the fourth quarter.”

Christian Weber led the Rams with nine points while Barbe’s Dustin Johnson led all scorers with 17 points. Barbe moves on the championship game against Iowa while the Rams will battle for third place against Sam Houston at 5 p.m.

Welsh 72, Vinton 63

WESTLAKE–Despite trailing 28-8 after the first quarter, the Vinton Lions fought back but ran out of time in a 72-63 loss to the Welsh Greyhounds on Tuesday night in the consolation bracket of the Cameron State Bank Holiday Classic. The Greyhounds jumped on the Lions early, but the Lions didn’t lie down.

“They jumped on us early and we reverted back to some things that we did last year,” said Vinton head coach Jason Tharp. “But we fought back and we chipped away at their lead.”

The Lions continued to fight to stay in the game and in the fourth quarter outscored Welsh 27-18 led by Jarrod Anderson. Anderson hit some big three’s for Vinton and went 7-of-8 in the fourth quarter. But Vinton just ran out of time. “I was proud of them that they stuck with it,” Tharp said. Anderson led the Lions with 26 points while Doc Roberts scored 15 for Vinton. The Lions will return to action on December 1st when they will travel to Bell City.

Welsh will take on Rospine in the CSB Holiday Classic consolation final at 2 p.m.

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