Basketball roundup: College Park wins district opener
by Glenn Sattell, Sports Editor
Dec 21, 2012
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The College Park High School boys’ basketball team was red hot from the floor on Friday. And it’s a good thing, too, because the Oak Ridge High School boys’ basketball team matched them in hustle.
College Park seniors Desmond Fleming and Bryon Makel scored 20 points apiece as the Cavaliers opened defense of its District 14-5A title with a 77-58 victory over the scrappy War Eagles.
Fleming hit all eight of his shots from the floor and handed out 10 assists while Makel connected on 7-of-8, including a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point range and added five rebounds.
“Oak Ridge outplayed us,” Cavaliers coach Clifton McNeely said, “especially in the second half.”
Keanu Andaya contributed to the victory with 12 points while Sam Osina (five rebounds) added nine and both Nico Chergotis and Tristan Newman finished with six points. Jayden Holden rounded out the scoring with four points.
As a team, the Cavaliers shot 62 percent (28-for-45) to improve to 14-6 overall and 1-0 in district play.
“They made their shots and we didn’t,” Oak Ridge War Eagles coach Rob Stewart said.
Nick Prejean scored 10 points for the War Eagles, which slipped to 9-8 overall and 0-2 in District 14-5A play. Josh Caldwell finished with eight points while Brent Burress, Jerann Chevalier and Tanner Doyel finished with six points apiece.
Ronnie Cornelius and Bryan Lehmann added five points apiece with Luken Baker scoring four points. Trumaine Jefferson and Josh Meyers scored three points each and Robbie Bull added two more for Oak Ridge, which shot just 36 percent (23-for-63) as a team.
The Woodlands High School boys’ basketball team built a 31-17 lead at halftime and then held off a second-half rally to turn back visiting A&M Consolidated 48-37 on Friday.
The Highlanders rained 3-pointers in the first half. A Cody Mason trey accounted for all of The Woodlands’ points in the third quarter and the lead was down to 34-26 entering the fourth quarter.
The lead was only 36-32 before Timi Adeleye and Brian Baehl cranked up the 3-point machine again to extend the advantage to 42-34 with just under three minutes remaining.
Garret Colonna and Hayden Galatas hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the deal.
Mason led the Highlanders (13-4, 2-0) in scoring with 15 points. Colonna finished with 10 while Adeleye and Garret Buras added seven points each.