The Bulldogs jumped out to 15-4 lead after the 1st quarter, however Hagerstown cut the lead to 9, 28-19 at halftime. Houck hit a deep three as time expired for the Tigers. Increased pressure in the 2nd half from the Centerville defense helped them pull away for their second conference victory of the year. Hagerstown just did not have the ball handling to be able to handle the Bulldog's half court trapping defense. Centerville climbed to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in the T.E.C. Hagerstown is now 2-2, 0-2 in the conference.
Matthew Schauss, 6'4'' 2011 Guard- The senior was averaging 26 points a game coming into last night. Schauss was coming off 2 straight 30 point performances, however last night he had lots of shots go in and out. He continued to show the ability to get to the rim at almost any time, and also did a great job of getting to the foul line and making his free throws. He will be a great pick-up for Bethel.
DeAndre Hudson, 6'6'' 2012 Forward- On pure athleticism Hudson is almost always the best on the court. However, his basketball skills are still in need of work. He gets most of his points off of put backs. He finished 12 points and 9 rebounds. He has yet to show any true post moves this season, and does not have a jump shot. However, the raw make-up is there. If he works hard he could become a solid D3 or NAIA prospect.
Alex Houck, 6'2'' 2011 Guard- He is by far the best player that Hagerstown has. He is about the only one who can handle any ball pressure and actually create shots on his own. Houck has been an impact player on varsity for 4 years now, and I have always been a fan of his. However, even though he had 17 last night, I just don't think he does enough. He is a very good outside shooter, but he usually tries to take the ball to the basket. He is a pure scorer, and shows off many different ways to put the ball in the basket, but I think he would be a better prospect if he shot more from the outside. I think he could fit into some NAIA teams system, but he needs some work.