Eighth grade Bobcats are tournament champions
Jan 15, 2009 | 702 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The eighth-grade boys defeated Three Rivers 43-11 in the first game of the tournament for a dominating victory.

Logan Myers led all scores with 13 points followed by Conner Lowrie with nine points.

John Wesley Shipp added four points and Colton Carroll three.

Jack Gumm, Cameron Sternadel and Draigon Silvas each added two points. Defensive leaders were Silvis, Shipp, Gumm and Sternadel.

In the championship game Refugio had to come from behind to pull out a victory 47-36. Refugio dominated the fourth quarter out-scoring George West 18-8.

Shipp scored 16 points and Conner 15 in the win. Sternadel had six with Gumm and Silvis adding four each. Conner Lowrie received the MVP trophy and John Wesley Shipp was voted as an all-tournament player.

In other Bobcat play action, the eighth graders beat Bloomington 33-26.

Lowrie led the team with 11 points followed by Shipp with 8. Shipp scorred most of his points from the free throw line.

The boys were leading 18-17 at half-time but then blew the game open in the third quarter by outscoring Bloomington 12-4.

“This bunch of boys play very well together as a team,” said Coach Donald Patton. “They work very hard and have absolutely no quit in them. They are an extremely fun group to coach.”

In other action, the eighth grade Bobcats lost to a solid Banquete team in overtime, 49-45.

Refugio started the game on fire as they took an early lead . As the game went on, the baskets just wouldn’t seem to fall, Coach Patton said.

Top scoring was shared by Shipp and Lowrie with 15 points each for the night.

Gumm scored 6 and Logan Sternadel added 5. Cameron Sternadel and Colton Carroll finished up the scoring by adding 3 and 1, respectively.

“Losing a game like this is never fun,” Patton said. “Our kids were hurt and upset. They knew that we let one get away. We will learn from this and be better because of it.”

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