The Warriors walloped the Beeville boys, 75-38.
“Our transition defense was not up to par this night and we gave up too many easy buckets for the Warriors,” said head coach Abel Barrera.
The Warriors doubled up on the Trojans in the first period, outscoring Beeville 20-10.
Things got worse from there. The Warriors kept up their hot shooting and tough defense. The Trojans were held to eight second quarter points while the home team poured in 25 to take a comfortable 45-18 lead into the half.
The pace slowed in the second half and but the Trojans were unable to mount a comeback of any sorts.
The Warriors took a 57-26 advantage into the final eight minutes and added another 18 markers to their side of the ledger while holding the Trojans to 12.
No Trojan made it into double figures on the night. Jon Silva hit for nine points to lead the Beeville scoring. Chet Sparks added seven and Kevin Dang and Brooks Holder each had six. Edwin Rhodes and John Camacho finished with four. Conner Shears tossed in two.
“Jon Silva was able to grab some rebounds for us which provided some extra scoring opportunities. Chet Sparks had some hustle plays which gave us a lift when going through that scoring drought,” Barrera said.
“We will play Kerrville Tivy next in the first game in the Pride of Texas Tournament this weekend. We will have a second chance to redeem ourselves against T-M this coming Tuesday at home.”
The JV game also went to the Warriors as the home team captured a lopsided 65-21 win over the Trojans. No other details were made available.
T_M made it a sweep as the freshman squad defeated the Beeville boys in the night’s opening match-up. It was a close game however. The Trojans came up just five points short in a 50-45 loss to the Warriors.
Cody Vasquez and Tristan Pelitire led the scoring with 13 apiece.
““Its hard to beat a good team when you miss easy lay ups, free throws, and turn the ball over time after time. We will need to work harder this week during practice and we will need to focus on the little things such as ball handling and shooting,” said freshman Trojan coach Juan Guerrero.
Bruce Harper is the sports editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 123, or at sports@mySouTex.com.