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TxFight

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Game of the week in Class 1A hands down.

San Augustine will most likely be 5-1 with victories over 2 ranked teams and a solid Central Heights group.

Not 100% sure about Grapeland's record, but they have held their own to say the least.

San Augustine has played 1 regional tournament team from last year (Cayuga) already and faces their 2nd in a week Friday night.  This game is possibly a regional final matchup down the road.  

Thoughts? Opinions?

topher805

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Grapeland is 13-2 and will likely be 14-2 going into Friday's game as they host Wells on Tuesday. Their losses are to Madisonville (lost by six) and Mexia (lost by 10). Wins over 4 3A teams this year (Central, Bullard, Mabank, Mellissa).
Grapeland will have the best player on the floor in Patrick Walker. The junior guard is averaging over 20 points this year.
I look for a very fast paced game, one where San Augustine will push Grapeland. San Augustine is rolling from a pair of big wins in Central Heights, beating Cayuga and Central Heights.
I think this is hands down the best game in 1A and probably one of the best games in Texas with San Augustine jumping to #3 in the latest TABC poll and Grapeland holding pat at #4.

Personally I think Grapeland should win. A lot of depth. I don't think their speed will be to any advantage this week, as San Augustine will likely match their speed. Grapeland has a lot of length across the board and outstanding shooters. I think it will come down to how each team handles the press.

I look for a close game by I have Grapeland winning at home by eight.
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I have seen both teams play several times, and we played San Augustine.  In my opinion, San Augustine is the best team in Region 3.  I am not saying they will beat Grapeland.....IN GRAPELAND.  That is a tough place to play.  These two teams are the best in this region at this point in the year.  I have seen all teams that are "suppose" to be contenders, minus Dallardsville Big Sandy.  Should be a great game.  Both groups are very well coached.  Dont mistake these two teams as "athletes" only, both have some great basketball players.    Good luck to both teams and stay healthy.

TxFight

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I think San Augustine has the potential to get out of this region...they just have to continue to get better each week.  They have a couple of guys that can shoot it.  They have several guys that can beat you off the penetration.  They aren't huge inside, but they can score on the inside.  They will get after you on defense.  They will get after the offensive rebounds.  

The biggest thing I have heard on SA thus far was this...SA was playing Alto  en route to scoring 99 and a coach said, SA will let you shoot a layup because they are gonna put up 5 or 6 more layups before you get another opportunity...and SA followed that up by beating Central Heights in a half court basketball game by scoring 51.  
topher805

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San Augustine is coming into the game with all of the momentum after a big weekend in Central Heights.
Grapeland has the luxury of playing at home, but will still have their hands full.
I wouldn't sell Cayuga short Yugahoops...Whenever they get healthy, they will be right there at the end again...
TxFight

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Well it looks like both teams rolled to easy wins last night.  Gonna be a fun one friday!
topher805

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Grapeland 76 - San Augustine 59

Grapeland led by five at the half, but pulled away for a 17-point win.

A big win for Grapeland. This has been the type of game that Grapeland has mailed it in on (Cayuga last year), but stepped it up and pulled away in the second half. San Augustine shouldn't have anything to worry about as the season rolls along, they have a great team that is legit.
TxFight

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San Augustine will be just fine. It was a back and forth 2 or 4 pt game until about a minute left in the 3rd.

I'm not one to say much about fouls because I've worn the other shoe...but the officiating was not very consistent. Both teams played a very similar style of defense...and the foul count was 26-8. It was 9-0 against San Augustine before a foul finally got called on Grapeland. But that wasn't the determining factor. The difference in the game is that San Augustine maybe maybe maybe shot 25% from the floor. You combine that with some defensive breakdowns that have Grapeland some easy buckets and you are in trouble. Would love to see these two match up on a neutral floor. I've seen the 3 top ranked teams in the region and there is still a lot of basketball to be played, but a rematch between these two is not unrealistic.
Jack 06

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Grapeland has a great team, but they r in no way 17 points better than San Augustine. Grapeland out played the wolves, but the officials were really the ones who dominated the game. We could very easily see these two teams in Tyler. The move in makes them a more complete team. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season goes for both teams.
topher805

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The biggest problem Grapeland will face in getting a rematch is they will likely draw Cayuga in the Quarterfinals, or Kerens if they happen to win that district...
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