The freshman Trojans blasted the Buckaroos, 57-11. The JV tilt also went to the Trojans, 49-30.
It was all pressure, pressure and more pressure from the Trojans’ defense in both contests that led to the victories.
The ninth-grade tilt got things going and the Trojans jumped in front 8-2 after one period. The lead grew to 23-8 by halftime. The Trojan defense held the Bucks to just three points in the third period and shut them out completely in the final quarter. The Trojans got easy baskets off their defense for 34 second half points on their way to a 57-11 victory.
“Hunter Hardy and Joe Rey Garza had very outstanding games, both offensively and defensively, with Hunter being the top scorer for the second game in a row,” said freshman coach Troy Collavo.
“Lucas Glew had an outstanding defensive game with multiple steals. All the freshmen played hard and we got our first win of the season.”
Hardy led the Trojan scoring with 15 points. Glew followed with 10s. Clay Blackwell provided eight points and Eric Rosales recorded seven in the win. Garza followed with six markers. Eric Dehnert also hit for six off the bench for the Trojans. Tevin Wilson had four points and Roger Salazar made one free throw.
The junior varsity tilt was a little closer, especially in the first half, but the Trojans kept up their pressure and eventually pulled away from the visitors.
The Beeville boys held a slim 13-11 lead after one period and upped that lead to five, 21-16, by the halftime buzzer. The Trojans increased their margin to 35-21 entering the final quarter and cruised in for the 49-30 victory.
“We had a better overall performance in our second game. We played better defense and made less unforced turnovers. We also did a better job of attacking the basket,” said JV coach Beau Burruss.
The JV boys got a balanced scoring attack with Sebastian Rodriguez and Johnny Hernandez leading the way with eight points each. Dakota Del Bosque and Felix Morales followed with seven markers. Brooks Holder and James Rincon each contributed six. Jesse Gutierrez hit a long-range jumper for three. Edwin Rhodes also hit for three points in the win. Dillon Jansen had two and Darius Thomas made one free throw.
“It was a win that may give us a little more confidence going into a tough game against West Oso. We still have a lot of areas we need to improve and as a team we are still a work in progress,” said Burruss.
The Trojans entertained the West Oso Bears on Tuesday night before taking a Thanksgiving break. The sub-varsity teams will be back in action on Dec. 1 when the Alice Coyotes come to Beeville.