S-T JH boys win two of three from Greyhounds in season finale
by Bruce Harper
Feb 14, 2014 | 192 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SKIDMORE – The visiting Taft Greyhounds were fast enough to win just one basketball game on Monday against the young Bobcats.

The seventh-grade ’Cats won both their tilts, and the eighth-grade S-T boys played well but lost a 32-16 contest.

In the eighth grade match-up the Bobcats got off to a great start, opening up a 7-3 lead over the Greyhounds. The Taft boys battled back to tie things up at the half, 13-13.

The second half was not kind to the S-T boys. The ’Cats hit for a total of three points over the final two periods, while the ’Hounds raced away with 20 points to capture the 32-16 victory.

“Our guys probably had their best first half of a game all year against Taft,” said coach Jimmy Trevino.

“We had some good looks at the basket and made some shots. For a while there, we went toe to toe with them, but unfortunately, we ran out of gas in the second half.”

Rudy Olivarez and Armando Rivas each scored four points for the Bobcats. Ian Crittenden added three points while Chris Diaz and Jordan Chavarria contributed two points. Angel Castillo closed out the score book with one marker.

In the seventh-grade B game, the Bobcats captured an 11-6 victory over Taft.

E.J. Colmenero led the way with six points and Thomas Puentes added the other five points for the Bobcats.

“Our guys did a great job of battling back after falling behind 6-3 at the half. We were a little more aggressive, and that paid off in the end,” said coach John Salinas.

“I am proud of our guys, not just for this game but for how we ended the season.”

In the seventh grade A game, the Bobcats captured a 22-13 win over the visitors. The win brought the season record to a great 11-1 for the young Bobcats and they ended up at 9-1 in district play.

Matthew Nelson led the team in scoring with 11 points. A.J. Arredondo followed with five tallies. Dee Crittenden, Marcos Hinojosa and Ryan Garcia all contributed two points in the win. Defensively, Garcia and Storm Toelkin came up big with a few steals in the tilt.

The Bobcats led at the half 7-3 with all seven points coming in the second quarter. The home team piled up 15 second half points while holding the young Greyhounds to 10 markers to get the win.
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