(Hall of Fame
in a definite rebuilding mode after losing 10 seniors
from last years ball club were very much prepared for
this game as 1st year coach Darryle Rogers has the Red
Devils gearing for the upcoming season in strong
fashion. The game started off very tight on both ends
with the score going back and forth with six ties and
four lead changes all in the first half.
Germantown ended the first quarter up 20-19 despite
being down 5 points to only battle back for the quarter
Longhorns off beat the entire game and stayed within
striking range waiting for a run of themselves.
The Red Devils maintained their solid pressure all
during the second half to go into the half up 34-30 with
the lead getting no higher than 5 points in the first
last years TSSAA tournament participant that made it to
the Final Four Westwood
had a strong first half on 3-5 from long range to keep
the Longhorns in a back and forth contest and minor
leads from both sides. Westwood
out rebounded the Red Devils with 18-15 margin and both
ball clubs committed close turnovers in the first half
with the count
at 9 and the Longhorns recording 10 handily. Assists
were also close at hand with the
After both ball clubs battled early in the third
took the largest lead of the game with 2:51 left in the
third quarter up 40-34. The referees had to take control
of the game as 2 technicals were called on both teams to
quell everyone involved. The lead swelled to 10 points
at 47-37 as the Longhorns were unselfish in their
overall play during the second half quarter and ended
the third quarter with their first quarter lead of the
game at 45-37 solidly. The fourth quarter started
off strong for the Longhorns as they seemed to be in
cruise control before
numerous turnovers and bad shot selections to go along
with some great outside shooting on their part.
caught fire scoring 11 points in .72 seconds to counter
the Longhorns with a 16-7 run.
maintained the lead 64-63 before their point guard
fouled with .64 seconds left in the contest. Germantown
tied the game for the eighth time and the most important
tie before taking the lead for good and not looking back
65-64 as ball clubs traded baskets and Germantown
nailing all their free throws down the stretch to
silence the Longhorn come back respectively.
finished the game with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 11-12
from the free throw line in strong fashion. Sophomore
teammate Dockie Johnson at 11 points in the cause.
notched 13 points and junior
had 13 points also in the contest. Senior
at 10 points and 6 rebounds in a supporting role.
Key Points of The Game:
Germantown stingy defense
in the fourth quarter and never giving up as they
believed in their coach to the end of the contest as
Westwood watched haplessly.
By Staff Writer Harold Rivera