S-T JH boys battle GW Longhorns in season openers
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SKIDMORE – Last Monday, the Skidmore-Tynan Junior High boys basketball teams opened up their 2013-14 seasons by hosting the George West Longhorns.

In the first contest of the evening, the Bobcat seventh-grade boys B team lost to the visiting Longhorn squad by a score of 20-6. Cade Conrad, Gabe Guajardo and Thomas Puentes each scored two points for the Bobcats.

The second game of the night featured the seventh-grade A teams. The game started out as an offensive struggle as both defenses took control early. The visitors took a 5-4 lead after the opening period. In the second stanza, the Bobcats’ stingy defense resulted in the ’Horns being held scoreless while the Bobcats managed three points to grab a 7-5 lead at the half.

In the third period, both teams shot better. Both recorded seven points to go into the final quarter at 14-12 with the S-T boys in front. In the final few minutes, the teams played up and down basketball. The GW boys finally tied things up at 20-20 late in the game. The S-T Bobcats responded and finished off the scoring by getting the last four points to capture a 24-20 victory.

Matthew Nelson led the Skidmore scoring with seven points. Julian Jimenez and A.J. Arredondo both contributed six points. Ryan Garcia and Ben Shelton each added two, and Cole Terry hit a huge free throw late in the contest. Marcos Hinojosa contributed to the win with strong defensive play against the GW boys.

In the final game, the GW ’Horns got the better of the home team, 48-19.

The hot-shooting Longhorns led 15-8 after one period and took a 22-10 lead into the halftime break. The Bobcats scored nine third quarter points as the teams went into the final minutes with the GW squad in front 40-19. The Longhorns held the Bobcats scoreless over the final minutes.

Ian Crittenden led the ’Cats with seven points. Elijah Gonzales followed with five points. Rudy Olivarez added three while Chris Diaz and Mason Crawly each scored two.
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