The Uvalde Lobos will face their toughest basketball opponent of the season tomorrow when they play the Fredericksburg Lady Battlin’ Billies at Fredericksburg. The varsity game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., while the junior varsity team and freshman team will do battle beginning at 5 p.m.
Tomorrow afternoon at Hondo’s Special Activities Center, the Uvalde Coyotes will complete the pre- Christmas holiday portion of their basketball schedule as they take on the Hondo Owls. Tip-off time for the varsity game is scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Uvalde Lobos will finish up the pre-Christmas part of their 2016-17 basketball schedule with a pair of road games. On Friday night, the Lobos will travel to Dilley to take on the Dilley Wolves. Tip-off time for the varsity game is set for 5 p.m., while the junior varsity game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.
The Uvalde Coyotes will host the Del Rio Rams in basketball action next Friday night. Varsity action in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will begin at 7 p.m. Preceding the varsity game will be a 5:30 p.m. junior varsity game, while the freshman game will start at 5:30 p.m. in UHS’s Oscar Cruz Gym.
Brackett’s Tigers held off a fourth-period comeback by the Leakey Eagles and posted a 41-31 victory in the boys’ championship game of the Southwest Texas Junior College Invitational basketball tournament. Behind the play of Moses Hernandez, Juan Morales, and Joey Garza, the Tigers got off to an 8-3 lead in the first period. All three players scored one field goal. The Tigers began the second period with an 8-0 scoring run as Morales scored three field goals and added a pair of free throws. Quinten Pigg ended Leakey’s scoring drought at the midway point of the second period as he scored on a put-back shot following an offensive rebound. Brackett outscored the Eagles, 6-4, the rest of the period to claim a 22-9 lead by halftime. Both teams turned up the defensive heat in the third period as Leakey scored six points, while Brackett scored five points.
The Uvalde Lobos fell one point shy of sending their Tuesday night basketball game to overtime. Down by 15 points midway through the fourth period, the Uvaldeans battled back to outscore the Laredo Johnson Lady Wolves, 15-1, down the stretch, but the Laredoans held on to post a 61-60 victory.
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.