Trojans fall flat in first half, Moody captures hoop win
by Bruce Harper
Feb 14, 2010 | 436 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Beeville Trojans managed only 12 points over the first two quarters of Tuesday night’s basketball game at Moody and the other Trojans took advantage. Moody went on to an easy 65-33 win.

Moody’s varsity boys led 17-3 after one period and it was 40-9 at the half. The Trojans were cold from the field and could not get a shot to drop through the net in the first two periods.

“Moody pressed us early in the game, and we responded well, breaking the press, but we missed too many easy shots that just didn’t go in. Moody knocked down shots when they had to, especially when we were off,” said Trojan head coach Abel Barrera.

The Trojans erased 10 of the 31-point advantage in the third period by outscoring Moody 16-6 but that still left the home team with a comfortable 46-25 lead going into the final stanza.

“We came out with some great intensity on defense and offense, outscoring them in the third. Our defense clamped down on them and held them to only six points,” said Barrera.

“I am proud of how our players came out and responded the second half. We will continue to work hard and prepare for our next game against Ray.”

The Moody boys hit for 22 in the final period while holding the Trojans to eight tallies.

The Beeville team got 12 points from Jeffery Stafford and six from Conner Shears.

“Conner Shears had a big game in the paint, grabbing rebounds and altering Moody’s shots. Jeffrey Stafford had a good night shooting from downtown and hit some big three-pointers,” Barrera said.

Nick Waters recorded five points on the night. Edwin Rhodes, John Camacho, Sebastian Rodriguez, Kevin Dang and Chet Sparks all contributed two.

The Beeville boys were back in Corpus Christi on Friday night to meet the Ray Texans. The Trojans wrap up their season next Tuesday night by hosting the Gregory-Portland Wildcats.
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