MMS ‘B’ teams nip Alice in both tilts
by Bruce Harper
Dec 07, 2012 | 936 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — The Moreno Middle School eighth-grade B basketball Trojans started fast and then held off the Alice Coyotes on Monday for a 28-25 victory to open their season.

Beeville outscored the Coyotes 16-6, but the Alice boys fought back in the second half.

Johnathan Carillo led the Beeville offensive arsenal with eight points, hitting four of five free throws. R.J. Gonzales added seven points, while A.J. Gomez scored six. Audrick Moorer tallied three, and Colton Wright and Luz Garza contributed two apiece in the narrow Trojan win.

“Overall, our athletes played a great game on both sides of the ball,” said MMS coach Oscar Vasquez.

In the first game of the season for the seventh-grade B team, the Trojans faced an Alice ball club with a couple of games already under their belt. The boys came out a little nervous in their first game, but were able to shake the early jitters as they jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the first quarter.

The Trojans continued their good play on both sides of the ball throughout the game. The final was 21-8 win for the young Beeville boys.

Wyatt Blackwell led the scorers with six points. B.J. Barrera and E.J.Valdez both scored four points in the win. Joaquin Garza hit for three points while Jacob De Leon and Darshay Bowman scored two tallies a piece.

“We moved the ball well and stuck to our offense, we had several good looks at the basket that just didn’t fall for us. Defensively, the guys were all over the ball, creating turnovers and fast break opportunities for us,” said MMS coach Tim San Miguel.

The young Trojans will be back on the court at home on Monday when the Calallen Wildcats come to Beeville.
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