Leakey’s Eagles missed on 11 free-throw opportunities in the fourth period, but they still managed to beat the Knippa Rockcrushers, 53-42, in the semi-final round of the 57th-annual Southwest Texas Junior College basketball tournament Thursday. With the win, the Eagles advanced to play the winner of Friday night’s semi-final game for the tournament title last night.
Following a week of road games, including weekend tournament action at Hondo, the Uvalde Lobos will be back at home Tuesday to host the Laredo LBJ Wolves. Varsity basketball action will get underway in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Play in the 57th-annual Southwest Texas Junior College High School Invitational basketball tournament will begin today at the La Forge Hall Gymnasium. Game one of the three-day event will feature the Knippa Lady Rockcrushers against the Nueces Canyon Panthers.
The Uvalde Lobos will be on the road Tuesday night to face the Jourdanton Squaws in basketball. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 6:30 p.m., while both the junior varsity game and the freshman game will begin at 5 p.m. Jourdanton’s girls are off to a 2-2 start.
The Uvalde Coyotes will be seeking their first basketball victory of the season Tuesday night when they host the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies. Tip-off time for the varsity game in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym is set for 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon at Eagle Pass, the Uvalde Coyotes ended the pre- Thanksgiving Day part of their basketball schedule with an 85-73 road loss to the Eagle Pass Eagles. Domingo Davila led the scoring for the Coyotes with 34 points. The rest of the Coyotes combined efforts for 39 points.
Esai Torres of San Macros and Uvalde’s Mabel Fowler were the overall winners of the 32nd-annual Southwest Texas Junior College Turkey Trot last Saturday morning. Torres was the first man to finish the 5K race. He recorded a time of 17 minutes and 48 seconds. Fowler was the first woman to finish the 5K race with her winning time of 19 minutes and 24 seconds.
Following a grueling weekend of tournament action in the 41st-annual Floresville Jaguar Classic basketball tournament, the Uvalde Lobos will host the Carrizo Springs Lady Wildcats in hoops action here Tuesday afternoon. The varsity game in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym is scheduled for a 4:30 p.m. tipoff, while the sub-varsity games are set to begin at 3 p.m.
The Uvalde Coyotes will play back-to-back basketball games against Class 6A opponents before taking their Thanksgiving Day holiday break. Tomorrow night in Uvalde, the Coyotes will host District 2-6A’s San Angelo Central Bobcats.