“It's been a struggle,” says Saenz of his first six months on the job.
There have been numerous hurdles the team has had to overcome since Saenz took over in mid-July for departing coach Charles Hickman.
AT PALMVIEW-A win is a win but if you are Rick Cantu, Tuesday's 59-53 win over Palmview was ugly.
“We lost our focus there for a little bit in the fourth quarter," said Cantu. "We almost blew it at the end."
At La Joya-· Ricky Castillo scored 21 points and hit five three pointers to lead La Joya to a 54-25 win over the Donna Redskins in the opening play of District 30-5A. Castillo had help from teammate Ricky Salinas who scored 11 points. ·With 5 minutes remaining in the second quarter La Joya stalled for the last shot when sophomore Pablo Tovar rebounded and scored·with 1.2 remaining sending La Joya ahead at the half. ·The win gives La Joya a 1-0 start in district and 11-8 overall. La Joya will play sister school Palmview on Tuesday. The Lobos are also 1-0 after taking down Mission, 48-36.
In their first two years of varsity play, the Lady Lobos of Palmview basketball have struggled. Year one the team won zero games. Year two the team slightly improved but mustered only three district wins. Year three is off to a slow start, but the team is showing potential.
- La Joya Boys take down PSJA, 80-61
- Girls Basketball - Coyotes vs. Bravettes
- Lady Coyotes Take Down Rowe
- Lady Coyotes: Team Unity Wins Games
- The Huskies are rising
- Lady Huskies get first district win, remain undefeated
- Prep Football: A look back at the 2010 season
- Roadrunners walk-off for game one win
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