The home team was able to overcome its sluggish quarter, while the Trojans could not quite put together a rally to pull even in the second half.
The Wildcats popped for 14 first quarter points and had a three-point lead at the end of one period. The Trojans struggled mightily in the second eight minutes to get anything through the net. Calallen added 11 points while the Trojans managed a meager three. It was a 25-14 contest at the half with the Wildcats holding the edge.
Calallen had its bad quarter in the third and was limited to just four points by the Trojan “D.” The Beeville boys also worked hard on offense and recorded 11 points in the period to pull within four, 29-25.
The final eight minutes were close with the Trojans threatening to pull even, but Calallen held on for a 43-35 victory.
“We played really well last night. We cut down on the turnovers and had our chances at the end, but we had some execution problems,” said head coach Mike Luce.
“We also did not get the benefit of some calls that went against us, but you have to overcome those things.”
Tyler Stewart led the Beeville scoring with 15 points on the night. Cody Vasquez added seven points on two three-pointers and a foul shot. Augie Canas made six points, as two long-range jumpers fell through for the freshman shooter. Robert Benavides contributed four markers, and Dylan Castillo had one trey.
The Trojans played the T-M Warriors last night (Friday) and will host Gregory-Portland on Tuesday evening.