The Bobcats captured an 86-42 victory, and the Lady Cats downed their counterparts 68-47.
Freer was no match for the Bobcats in the boys game. The ’Cats raced to a 16-7 lead after one quarter and then lit up the scoreboard with 27 second period points to lead comfortably 43-19 at the half.
The Buckaroos still could not find an answer to the Bobcat offense in the second half as the S-T boys added another 43 points to run away from the Buckaroos.
Four Bobcats reached double figures in the game. Eric Schumacher led the way with a game-high 27 points. Zeke Huerta followed with 17, and post Zach Mengers managed 14 in the easy win. Brandon East was next with 11 points on the night.
Dominick Stewart added six markers, while Jonathan Hernandez and Erasmo Huerta each contributed four. Aaron Hughes made three points.
The win improves the Bobcats’ season record to 21-6, and they stand 8-1 in district play.
The Lady Cats followed the same script. The S-T girls jumped on the Lady Bucks early and never let go. The hosts were out front 16-7 at the end of the first quarter, and both teams scored 10 points in the second eight minutes to make it a 26-17 tilt at the half.
The S-T girls were hot in the third period, ripping the nets for 24 points. The S-T defense held Freer to 13 in the period to increase their advantage to 20 points, 50-30.
Both teams scored well in the final minutes but the S-T girls added two more points to their margin, taking the fourth quarter 18-16 over the visitors.
“The girls did a wonderful job on both sides of the ball. We finally got a game where we were able to put some points on the board,” said S-T head coach Joseph Grimes III.
Brittany Garza had 26 points to lead the Lady Cats. Samantha Minter was also in double figures with 14. Kathy Acosta and D’Anne Wilder followed with eight markers apiece. Amber Hughlett finished with five points, and Tatiana Maxwell contributed four. Erica Nevarez completed the S-T scoring with three.
The win improves the Lady Cat overall record to 19-7 and the girls stand 10-1 in district.
“We were able to clinch a playoff spot with our win against Freer. Now we are shooting for the district championship,” Grimes said.
The S-T teams traveled to Odem on Tuesday night. On Friday night, the Bishop Badgers visit Skidmore to tangle with the Bobcats and Lady Cats.