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Trojans go on road to bite Bulldogs
by Bruce Harper
Dec 22, 2012 | 939 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
YOAKUM — The A.C. Jones High School varsity basketball team gathered in a road win on Tuesday as they dealt the Bulldogs a 60-57 loss on their home floor.

“The kids came out really strong and played hard throughout. Once again, turnovers hurt us, but we managed to overcome those, and also we are still making mental mistakes, but hopefully we have reached a point in our season where we can see a little light at the end of the tunnel,” said Trojan head coach Mike Luce.

The Bulldogs and Trojans engaged in a quick-paced first period as the teams combined for 40 points. The Bulldogs had the slight advantage, leading 21-19.

The pace slowed considerably in the second quarter. The defenses improved and the turnovers rose for both squads. The Bulldogs added one more point to their margin by outscoring the Beeville boys 10-9 to take a 31-28 lead at the half.

The visitors’ third period play was the key to their victory. The Trojans poured in 22 points while holding the home team to 13. That gave Beeville a 50-44 lead with just one period remaining.

The Bulldogs and Trojans traded baskets most of the fourth quarter, and the home team rallied to cut three points off the Beeville margin, but it wasn’t quite enough, as the visitors took home a three-point victory.

That extended the Trojans’ win streak to a modest three games heading into District 30-4A play last night (Friday) when they hosted Victoria East.

Two Trojans recorded 20-plus points as Brent Reyna and Cameron Kremers each hit for 22 in the win. Lucas Glew was also in double figures with 10. Cody Vasquez, Tyler Stewart and Joe Rey Garza each contributed two markers.

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