The Lytle Pirates 7th grade basketball team traveled to Pearsall Saturday January 7, 2017 to participate in a tournament. This was their first tournament of the season so to say they were excited would be an understatement.
Their first opponent was a tough Cotulla team. The Pirates played excellent defense holding Cotulla to one point in the first half. Unfortunately the Pirates had a bit of trouble hitting open shots but still lead at the half 8-1. Cotulla tried to get back into the game scoring 6 points in the fourth quarter but the Pirates held strong. Lytle defeated Cotulla in their first game of the tournament 14-7.
The Lytle Pirates advanced to the tournament title game where they once again faced the Pearsall Dogies. The Dogies were looking to beat Lytle for the first time this season. The Pirates started strong scoring 11 in the first quarter after scoring only 14 points in the previous game. Pearsall responded with a 9 point second quarter and a 17-15 half time lead. Pearsall once again had a great quarter scoring 8 points and leading Lytle 25-20 after the third.
The Pirates clawed their way back into the game one play at a time. They locked down the Dogies holding them to 3 points in the fourth quarter while scoring 13 themselves. Once again the Pirates persevered and defeated the Dogies 33-28. The Pirates were lead by Daniel Aguirre with 10 points followed by Bubba Solis (7) and Joe Cortez (5).
The 7th Grade boys basketball team placed 1st at the 2017 Pearsall tournament.