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Wildcats rip Trojans, JV boys dominate in win
by Bruce Harper
Feb 12, 2014 | 29 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PORTLAND – The Trojan varsity basketball team’s shooting woes continued on Friday night when the G-P Wildcats ripped them 51-27.

The Trojans hit double figures in scoring in only one period on Friday.

“We started off fairly well and were up 8-4, but then the bottom fell out. Missed shots and turnovers once again plagued us,” said Trojan head coach Mike Luce.

“They have got a very good ball club and are well coached. They play a tough zone, and with their arm length, they cover a lot of area, so it made it tough for us to find openings.”

The Wildcats were in front 17-8 at the end of the first quarter and led comfortably 26-12 at the halftime break.

All the Beeville boys could do in the third period was to add another four points. G-P was not necessarily lighting up the scoreboard either, but they managed to produce 13 points to take a 39-16 advantage into the final period.

The Trojans added 11 points in the final eight minutes, and the Wildcats put up 12 to ease to victory.

Tyler Stewart led the Beeville scoring with 10 points. Dylan Castillo followed with six markers. Cody Vasquez and Jonathan Huser each scored three. Augie Canas and Adolfo Garcia both added two, and Robert Benavides made one free throw.

In the junior varsity contest, the Trojans fared much better. The Beeville boys dominated in a 58-30 victory.

“We started out strong both defensively and offensively. They played good solid man-to-man defense the majority of the game, and they talked well, switching and taking charges when the opportunities were there,” said JV coach Zack Weathersby.

Trojan post Jacoby Veliz led the way with 22 points on the night. Jacob Castro added 12 in the win. Jesse Garza followed with seven markers while Justin Cantu hit for six. Jordan Cantu recorded five points, and A.J. Gomez contributed four. Nick Gonzales had two points for the Trojans.

“They did a lot of things very well, like moving the ball around and boxing out for rebounds, and one of our biggest struggles which is limiting our turnovers. Just a great overall team effort,” Weathersby said.

In the freshman tilt, the young Wildcats emerged with a 48-22 victory over the Trojans. The G-P boys got a strong offensive push in both the second and third quarters to pull away from the Beeville boys.

RJ Gonzales hit for 13 points for the Trojans. James Graham followed with seven tallies and Anthony Garcia hit for two points.

The Trojans finished their season on Tuesday night when they entertained the Victoria West Warriors.
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