8th Grade Pirates Basketball

On January 5th, the 8th Grade Boys Basketball team traveled to Pearsall to face the Dogies. The 8th Grade B team came up a little short losing by 7. They started off a little slow but towards the end of the game they managed to come within 3 points. It was a well fought game. Leading scorer was JC Hernandez with 10 points. Joe Martinez, Brenham Severe, Santiago Garcia and Jesus Cortez did a great job rebounding. Also playing awesome defense was Israel Aguinaga, Isaac Howard and Dario Alfaro.

 The last game of the night came down to final seconds. The A team, after being down 20-6 at the half, made an awesome comeback scoring 12 points in the 3rd quarter to the Dogies 2 points. Going into the 4th quarter being down 22-18, the guys kept fighting. It was a back and forth type game. Unfortunately, they came up short losing 30-27. The leading scorer was Mark Cantu with 14 points. Logan Wilson added 5 points and Tony Sanchez with 4 points. Roberson Harold and Ruben Gonzalez with 2 points each. Playing great defense was Greg Alcorta, Darren Chapa, Jonathan Cantu, James Black and Kyle Mueller.

 Coach's Note:  I'm extremely proud of both teams. Each player has been improving everyday.  

Posted on January 9, 2017 .