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.
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.