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Coyote basketball takes down Donna in district opener

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.


Palmview looking to lay foundation for future

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.

Read more: Palmview looking to lay foundation for future


La Joya Boys take down PSJA, 80-61

At La Joya - The Coyotes shot a high field percentage in the first half as they rolled to a win over PSJA Bears 80-61. Ricky Castillo led the La Joya with 28 points and teammate Ricky Salinas had 12. Jesse Castillo had the high for the Bears with 16 points. The win was a nice welcome break for the Christmas holidays heading into district play.


Girls Basketball - Coyotes vs. Bravettes

Lady Coyotes   65
Lady Bravettes 75

At La Joya - The La Joya Lady Coyotes lost a good lead only to lose in overtime to the Donna Bravettes 75-65.  The Lady Coyotes trailed throughout the game until the last two minutes sending the game into overtime.  In overtime the Lady Coyotes had 6 players fouled out only leaving four for the game.


Lady Coyotes Take Down Rowe

Basketball - Friday, Dec. 17
Lady Coyotes  48
Lady Warriors 24

LA JOYA – The La Joya Lady Coyotes put on a tough full-court press that held the Lady Warriors to 11 points at the half and gave the Lady Coyotes a 48-24 win in the district contest to give the Lady Coyotes a 1-1 district record. Karla Trevino led the Lady Coyotes with 11 points. The Lady Coyotes are 13-8 overall.


Lady Coyotes: Team Unity Wins Games


For most teams, inexperience could well spell disaster. For La Joya Girls Basketball, experienced they are not. However, the Lady Coyotes have an antidote for possible disaster: team unity.

The saying goes, “Together everyone achieves more,” and that is exactly how Dan Morales' squad has gone about their business the past month. At 12-9, La Joya has performed well at their tournaments and were able to start the year off right by beating Veterans Memorial.

Read more: Lady Coyotes: Team Unity Wins Games


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