Brophy Knocks Off Highland

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The Brophy Broncos rallied in the 4th to knock of Highland 64-55 last night on the Brophy campus.


1st Quarter - 8-6 Brophy Lead
2nd Quarter - 23-23 Tie
3rd Quarter - 40-37 Brophy (On a David Schneider half court shot at the buzzer)
4th Quarter - Brophy pulled ahead behind Tyler Chastain's lay-ups from Schneider feed's


  • Highland kept in the game behind the solid shooting (many from 3) of Randy Harris, (6-3 Jr.) guard.
  • Brophy looked frustrated for 3 quarters of action.
  • The Broncos are way down in talent across the bench, but should be playing at a higher level.
  • Justin Johnson looked stellar (20pts). He needs to get the ball in his hands more within the offense coming off picks etc... He should have had 35 last night if he got the ball when he was open.
  • Highland runs a Princeton type offense with backdoors and a spread set.  The problem for the Hawks is they don't look to the basket to score that often.  Many backdoor/bounce pass opportunities are overlooked.
  • Harris (Highland) kept them in them game with his long range bombs.
  • David Schneider (6-2 Sr G), bound for William and Mary next fall, struggled offensively.  His wrist bandaged from an earlier injury.
  • Highland is a much better team than their 2-12 start


David Schneider 6-2  Guard. Brophy

Schneider plays hard for 32 minutes.  His shot and decision making in traffic are questionable and need to improve for the Broncos to make some noise in region play.  The William and Mary bound guard can see the floor and should utilize his superior ball skills to create opportunities for Justin Johnson and Tyler Chastain inside the paint.  Recent wrist injury has slowed his scoring outbursts.


Tyler Chastain 6-4 Post. Brophy

Chastain is a big bodied (230lbs) post who can catch and score around the glass.  Last night hit some key buckets in the 4th off of feeds from Schneider.  Can rebound in traffic and set monstrous picks.


Justin Johnson 6-6 Wing. Brophy

Can someone say upside!  Long arms and live bouncy legs.  Can get up with quickness and speed.  Ball skills are adequate but need improvement to play at a high level on the wing.  Has great stroke from 3 and can create own shot off the dribble. One play last night showed his true athletic ability - Off a missed Brophy free throw, Johnson rose above a Highland player, snatched the ball out of his hands in the air, and scored above the rim. Strength and upper body size are his weakness right now but with an added 10-15lbs of muscle and continued ball skill development could be a HM prospect. Attacks the glass with aggression.  Mid Major Prospect now with High Major upside.  Could be the #2 Prospect in Arizona in 2007.


Randy Harris 6-3 Guard. Highland

Harris came off the bench last night but is clearly the Hawks best player.  Great understanding for the game and fundamentally sound. Behind his 3 point shooting, he kept Highland close for 28 minutes. Plays hard!  Nice stroke from 3 and off the dribble. 



Jeff Hart 6-3 Guard. Brophy

Hart came off the bench to provide a much needed spark for the Broncos. Experience and confidence will help this potential starter.  Can score within 15ft.  Aggressive and plays hard. Not a lot of 3pt. opportunities last night but can shoot it from 17ft.


Josh James 6-3 Guard. Highland

Another solid 2008 off the bench.  Long arms and pretty good athlete for the Hawks.  Nice stroke.  Experience and confidence will help tremendously over the next month. Nice feel for the game and not afraid to attack the basket.  One to watch.


Daniel Strittmatter 6-4 Post. Brophy

Brother of former Bronco Michael Strittmatter (Princeton starting center).  Played for the Bronco's Junior Varsity.  Off the bench and a long way to go, but with his genes could turn out a prospect in the future. Big bodied bruiser.

(Michael Strittmatter Pictured)


Alex Panagiotakopooulos 5-9 Guard. Brophy

Remember T-Soup? Thanasi Panagiotakopoulos, the former Bronco star now starting for Northern Colorado (Division I).  We now have an A-Soup.  Although Alex did not play, with his genes we predict A-Soup will be knocking down 3's in the next 2 years for Brophy!  Thanasi has enjoyed a solid career at UNC and tallied 19pts against Northern Arizona on December 19th.  T-Soup is currently out with an injury but should return to the starting line-up soon.

(T-Soup Pictured)







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