In the first game of the evening, the seventh-grade Bobcats got off to a good start an led 9-4 after one period. In the second stanza, the ’Cats had a harder time finding the basket, but still managed to out-score the visitors 6-3 to take a 15-7 lead at the intermission. The home team dominate the Buckaroos in the third period 12-0 to take a commanding 27-7 lead. The potent offense recorded another 12 points in the final quarter while holding the Buckaroos to three. The final was a 39-10 Bobcat win.
A.J. Arredondo led the Skidmore-Tynan scoring parade with 19 points. Matthew Nelson tallied 16, while Ben Shelton and Julian Jimenez each added two. Ryan Garcia, Marcos Hinojosa, Cade Conrad and Cole Terry contributed with their fine defensive efforts, according to coach John Salinas.
The win keeps the young Cats undefeated at 3-0 on the season.
In the eighth-grade game, the Cats jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the end of the first period. The S-T boys added 11 points in the second period while holding the Freer squad to six. The Bobcats owned a 17-6 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, the Bucks fought back and scored six points while the Bobcats managed three tallies. The closed the gap somewhat, but the S-T boys still held a 20-12 lead.
The pace slowed and the shooting fell off as the teams combined for just six points in the final period. The Cats recorded four points, and the Freer boys hit for two markers as the S-T eighth-graders captured a 24-14 victory.
Ian Crittenden led the Cats with nine points. Rudy Olivarez added seven while Elijah Gonzales contributed four. Jordan Chavarria and Chris Diaz each scored two points. Also contributing for the S-T squad defensively were Armando Rivas, Westin Reese and Mason Crawley.
Since Freer did not field a “B” team in either seventh or eighth grade, the S-T “B” teams squared off against each other in the finale. The 8B team boys got the victory, 16-9. Armando Rivas, Billy Hightower, Brendan DeLeon and Conner DeLeon each scored four points. Bryce Baler, Angel Castillo and Westin Reese contributed to the win with their defensive efforts.
The seventh-grade boys were led by the four points from Storm Toelkin. Dee Crittenden chipped in with three, and Andres DeLeon had two.