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.
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.
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.
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