The Trojan A teams both won but the B squads found the going a little rougher. The biggest win of the night had the Trojan 7A squad posting a 31-20 victory over the young Brahmas.
The Beeville boys were up 12-2 at the end of the first quarter but relaxed with the lead and the Brahmas rallied. It was a 17-14 game at the half with the MMS boys still ahead.
The Trojan defense dominated in the second half, allowing just six points (only two in the fourth quarter) to earn the 11-point victory.
“The boys came out fired up with high intensity. I have seen my boys when they are on their game and when we get going we are tough to beat,” said MMS coach Ricardo Maldonado.
“I know the level at which they are capable of playing so I expect that out of them every game.”
Scoring leaders for the Trojans were David Gomez and Jacoby Veliz with seven points apiece. Gabriel Cardenas finished with six while Tommy Dominguez and Josh Perez both had five. Robert Rodriguez made one point.
The win improves the 7A team record to 3-0 in district and 6-2 overall.
The 7B team lost a close 23-20 contest to the Brahmas. The team came out flat, according to MMS coach Erik Peterson.
“We were out-rebounded heavily and could not get back on transition defense,” he said.
Nick Harris and Titus Puente led the Beeville scoring with five markers each. David Smith hit for four points. Coach Peterson acknowledged the defensive play and hustle from Tony Aleman.
The 8A game went down to the wire. The Trojans were down by one point with only 12 seconds left to play. Post Cameron Kremers picked up a loose rebound and drove to the basket and was fouled with just three ticks left on the clock. Kremers made good on both attempts and the Trojans held off the Brahmas from getting a desperation shot at the buzzer.
Kremers led the scoring with 18 points. Steven Barrera was also in double figures with 10. Josh Salazar contributed four points and Tanner Trevino added two.
The 8B game went to the Brahmas, 31-21.Matthew Botello led the Trojan scoring with eight points in the loss. Justice Estrada finished with four. Marquez Bowman, Bishop Lopez, Ryan Gonzales and Elijah Fuentes each contributed two points. Trey Ruiz hit one free throw.
Coach Bobby Del Bosque acknowledged the defensive play of Christian Smith, Zach Garcia, Jesse Garza and Luis Rangel.
The MMS boys were in Portland on Monday night to face the G-P Wildcats. The MMS boys will be back at home on Jan. 19 when the Tuloso-Midway Warriors pay a visit. The games begin at 5 p.m.