“We played better on Friday. We had more intensity and team play,” said CBC head coach Larry Mendez.
“We played tough, hard defense and that’s what led us to the victory. We didn’t give up anything easy and we played together, which is what we need to do.”
The defensive pressure of the Cougars had the visitors off-stride in the first half, limiting the SWTJC squad to just 19 points over the first 20 minutes. The Cougars ripped the nets for 55 first half points for a 36-point margin at the half.
The SWTJC men almost doubled their offensive output in the second half, but it was a case of too little, too late as the Cougars captured the second half 48-36 to make the final a 103-55 victory.
Four CBC men reached double figures in the game. The Cougars were led by the 18 points from Tim Bell. Brandon Golding followed with 12 points while DeeMarco Richardson and La’Darrian Williams both tossed in 10.
The next three games are at home for the Cougars. CBC gets a rematch with San Jacinto at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Western Texas comes to Beeville on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Lee College pays a visit on Monday at 7 p.m.