La Vega Falls In 3A State Semifinal

Austin (March 8, 2012) -- Despite a 27 points, 12 rebound performance from La Vega forward William Stinnett, the Pirates could not hold off Corpus Christi Miller down the stretch, falling 59-54 in the semifinals of the 3A state tournament in Austin.

La Vega, which spent most of the year ranked number one in Class 3A, ends the season at 35-2.

Miller's Dale Miller led the Buccaneers in scoring with 21 points.

La Vega captured the lead in the fourth quarter, building it to a 4-point advantage after a Stinnett lay-up. Miller closed the gap, a tied the game with a Storm Watson 3-pointer, tying the game at 47-47. Lewis then found Tyrell Clay for a basket to give the Bucs a 49-47 lead. La Vega closed within two, after Austin Bradshaw hit a cutting Stinnett underneath the basket for the score, but Miller put it out of reach, after a acrobatic lay-in by Lewis to push the lead to 55-50.

CC MILLER (30-9)
Perryman, Dale 7-18 7-9 21; Lewis, Marquis 5-12 8-8 18; Clay,
Tyrell 3-8 1-4 7; Watson, Storm 2-5 0-0 4; Guzman, Billy 2-11 0-1
4; Franco, Jesse 1-1 1-2 3; Livingston, Dacain 1-4 0-0 2; Gomez,
Javier 0-0 0-0 0; Firo, Julian 0-1 0-0 0; Lindsey, Dequallan 0-0
0-0 0. Totals 21-60 17-24 59.

WACO LA VEGA (35-2)
Stinnett, William 11-19 5-8 27; Bradshaw, Austen 3-12 2-4 9;
Corry, Deaudric 4-10 0-0 8; Ridge,Trey 2-6 1-2 5; Cottrell, Stephen
1-2 0-0 2; Evans, Marcus 1-4 0-0 2; Starts, Michael 0-3 1-4 1;
Stubblefield, Rod 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-57 9-18 54.

CC Miller..................... 16 14 13 16 - 59
Waco La Vega.................. 10 19 16 9 - 54
3-point goals--CC Miller 0-8 (; Lewis, Marquis 0-2; Clay, Tyrell
0-3; Guzman, Billy 0-2; Livingston, Dacain 0-1), Waco La Vega 1-14
(Bradshaw, Austen 1-6; Corry, Deaudric 0-2; Ridge,Trey 0-2; Evans,
Marcus 0-3; Stubblefield, Rod 0-1). Fouled out--CC Miller-None,
Waco La Vega-None. Rebounds--CC Miller 41 (Perryman, Dale 13), Waco
La Vega 42 (Stinnett, William 12). Assists--CC Miller 4 (Lewis,
Marquis 2), Waco La Vega 12 (Bradshaw, Austen 5). Total fouls--CC
Miller 15, Waco La Vega 19. Technical fouls--CC Miller-None, Waco
La Vega-None. A-7872


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