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Eagles go 1-2 at Nordheim tourney
by Bruce Harper
Dec 25, 2008 | 332 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pettus Eagles lost two close tilts and won one easy victory at last weekend’s Nordheim Pirate tournament.

“We had a tough tournament. The boys played well at times but could not come up with a basket or turnover when we needed it to win one of the close games,” said Eagle head coach Steve Marbach.

San Antonio Trinity Christian Academy was the Eagles’ first round matchup. The Eagles could not duplicate the offensive firepower of the Trinity team and fell behind 23-10 after the first period. The Eagles got their defense working and limited Trinity to single digits in both the second and third periods to cut into the 13-point early deficit.

The Eagles even led 39-37 going into the final period. Trinity then clamped down and hit their shots over those last eight minutes to defeat the Eagles 51-46.

Joe Jefferson led the Eagle scoring with 12 points. Andrew P. followed with 10. Aaron Escamila furnished eight, Michael Perkins and Hunter Tomlin hit for four and Ryan Beck connected for three. McKinzie Torres and Reyes Cruces both had two in the loss. C.J. Gill completed the Eagle scoring with one free throw.

In the second round game, the Eagles captured an easy win over the host Nordheim Pirates, 79-39.

Torres ended the contest with 18 points to lead the Eagle scoring. Jefferson followed with 14 points as did Cruces. Beck hit for 11. Tomlin had six points. Andrew P. recorded five as did Perkins. Escamilla followed with four and Kris Stewart got in the scorebook with two.

The Eagles then met the Beeville JV in the consolation final. The game was close but the JV Trojans edged the Eagles 46-42.

Escamilla led the Pettus scoring with 10 points. Carreon hit for nine in the contest. Beck followed with seven. Jefferson added six. Cruces sank four while Andrew P. had three tallies. Tomlin added two and Torres made one free throw.

The coaches selected Eagle Aaron Escamilla to the all-tournament team for his standout play over the weekend.
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