Stony Point Round Rock Boy’s Top

ROUND ROCK – Stony Point is one step closer to the program’s first district title.

Using a familiar formula of solid defense from his entire roster and an effective effort on offense, the Tigers outscored Round Rock 57-46 in a two-of-three showdown tied for the district lead 25-6A Tuesday at Round Rock High. School.

Stony Point (20-8, 10-2 District 25-6A) now controls its own destiny in the final two games of the season. The Tigers, who are tied with Westwood, can claim at least a share of the district title with two wins in their last two games.

“One game at a time,” said Stony Point coach Andrew Page, who said he’d rather his team worry about who’s next on the schedule than the standings. “If a district title comes, it comes. But we have McNeil on Friday, and they played us hard the first time. That’s what our eyes are on, that’s McNeil.

The Tigers’ eyes were on the three-headed Round Rock monster of Jae’lyn Brooks, Reese Miller and Jason Ward on Tuesday, and they did a great job of keeping them from leaving.

Brooks finished with 18 points, but Stony Point’s athletic roster of guards and small forwards such as JohnEric Moseley, Jalen Johnson, Jaden Leonard, Kevin Powell, Tiki Morin and Dylan Lineberger were able to put out the Dragons’ screens and prevent Round Rock to never get into any type of attacking rhythm.

“You can’t contain their three goalscorers, you just have to limit their touches, limit what they do, I hope you do it well – and I think we did it well tonight,” Page said. . “We tried to get some people on their big three and tried to make life a little difficult for them.”

As you’d expect with the Dragons’ guard-focused roster, they had little response for Tigers sophomore Josiah Moseley, a 6-foot-6 forward who led all scorers with 23 points and had several killer dunks.

Moseley found himself the recipient of a few easy dunks or lay-ups when Stony Point beat an aggressive press all over the Round Rock court or point guard Hudson Johnson drew attention to a drive and punched him. with a pass.

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“They hadn’t shown much press this year so we weren’t as prepared for that, but we handled the pressure better as the game went on,” Page said.

The Tigers led for most of the game, with Josiah Moseley scoring six points as Stony Point took a 16-10 lead in the first quarter.

Six different players scored in the second quarter to help the Tigers extend their lead to 30-20 at the break.

Round Rock (25-7, 9-3) closed 34-29 midway through the third, but Powell had two free throws and Josiah Mosely scored seven straight points to answer Stony Point, and the Dragons didn’t are never close to nine the rest of the way.

“Our guys kept going and really showed poise tonight when they got closer,” Page said.

Johnson had 12 points and Leonard finished with eight points in other notable points for the Tigers, while Miller had 11 points and Ward added nine points for Round Rock.

For Johnson, a senior who has been a key figure in the Stony Point roster for three seasons, it’s nice to be part of a successful season.

“You could see the potential of the last two years, and it’s exciting to be a part of what we’re doing this year,” he said. “It was a big win. Our defense really has no liabilities and it was blocked tonight. Excited to see what we can do the rest of the way.

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