BEEVILLE — The freshman basketball outcome went to the Trojans while the JV game ended up in the win column for the visiting Yoakum Bulldogs on Tuesday night.
The ninth-grade contest got the evening of basketball underway and the Bulldogs took control early. It was a slow-paced affair through the first period as the Bulldogs held a 6-2 margin as the first period buzzer sounded.
The Beeville team shook off their cold shooting and made eight points in the second quarter to double up on the four points scored by the visitors. The game was knotted at 10 apiece at the break.
Yoakum hit for nine points in the third period to edge in front of the Trojans 19-18. The Beeville freshmen rallied late in the fourth quarter to take a 30-28 advantage with 1:39 left on the clock. The Trojans scored the their final basket at the 55-second mark to get the 32-28 win, holding the Bulldogs scoreless over the last couple of minutes.
Beeville post Jacoby Veliz led all scorers with 15 points. Gabriel Cardenas added eight points, John Cumpian scored four and Chris Salazar and Derek D’Amore both had two. Tony Aleman sank one free throw.
The JV game was also closely played. Yoakum jumped out to an early lead and carried a 16-9 advantage into the second period. The Trojans closed the gap by four by slowing things down and adding six points to their side while holding the Bulldogs to just two in the period. It was 18-15 with the visitors having the advantage at the half.
The Beeville boys continued to play stout defensively over the third period to pull even with the visitors at 22-22. The young Bulldogs regained their shooting touch and hit consistently over the final minutes to pull out the win at 36-31.
The Trojans were led by Tommy Dominguez’s 11 points. Dylan Castillo followed with eight.