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MID-WEEK BOYS BASKETBALL REPORT: Kennedy comes back to snap six-game loss streak

Burbank's Christian Fonseca (5) eludes Fox Tech's Gabriel Tirado (20) on the way to the basket.

Burbank’s Christian Fonseca (5) eludes Fox Tech’s Gabriel Tirado (20) on the way to the basket.

McCollum edges Memorial in OT; Central Catholic records 10th-consecutive win

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Central Catholic, Edison, Fox Tech, Highlands, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, Memorial.

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Brack sophomore Richard Wallace (23) weaves through Brennan's defense.

Brack sophomore Richard Wallace (23) weaves through Brennan’s defense.

Jefferson's D'Andre Melton (14) fights for a rebound against two Lanier players.

Jefferson’s D’Andre Melton (14) fights for a rebound against two Lanier players.

Kennedy (3-14, 1-1) worked its way back from deficits of 15-8 in the first quarter and 26-22 at halftime Tuesday in a District 29-4A game. The Rockets then broke out with a 20-point third quarter and brought home a 51-49 victory over Medina Valley (9-11, 0-2) at Edgewood Gym.

The win ended a six-game losing streak for the young Rockets.

Mark Esquivel led Kennedy with 15 points. Junior Isaac Castro finished with eight points. Eric Moncada and Carlos Vega scored seven points apiece.

McCollum 64, Memorial 63 (OT)

Neither team led by more than a point at the end of any quarter, but McCollum (11-9, 1-1) outscored host Memorial 13-12 in the extra session to notch a District 29-4A victory.

Sophomore wing Trey Johnson led McCollum with 17 points. Joey Villarreal stepped forward with 15 points. Nathan Martinez chipped in with 14 points. Angel Loera scored 10.

Junior Albert Machado had an outstanding game for the Minutemen with 21 points. Adam Villanueva responded with 12 points. Joseph Aguillen and Darrel Helms combined for 15 points.

Central Catholic 87, Houston St. Thomas 57

Central Catholic (13-6) won its 10th-consecutive game Monday, smacking Houston St. Thomas by 30 points in a non-district game. The Buttons built a 47-26 halftime lead.

Tony Lewis led 13 Central Catholic scorers with 19 points. Senior post Daniel Kellum produced 16 points. Chad Plummer added nine points. P.J. Escobar and Jaime Nava each scored eight.

Lanier 53, Jefferson 31

The Voks (15-4, 1-1), No. 9 in the Express-News area rankings, grabbed a 25-10 halftime lead on the way to their first District 28-4A win Tuesday at the Lanier Alumni Center. Jefferson closed the gap to 10 by the end of the third quarter, but the Voks rallied again.

Senior point guard Louis Garza led Lanier with 18 points. Ajax Reyes supplied 13 points. Rodrigo Garcia added 11.

Brandon Garcia led Jefferson with nine points.

Edison 63, Highlands 33

The Golden Bears (13-8, 2-0) opened a 21-7 first-quarter lead over Highlands (7-11, 1-1) in the District 28-4A game Monday at Lanier.

Andy Castro and Lorenzo Vela each scored 14 points for Edison. Castro corralled six rebounds, while teammate Jared Zapata had eight. Vela contributed five assists and four steals. Justin Torres and Zapata each made three steals. Antonio Alvarado scored 12 points and made four steals.

Jermichael Shirley was the only double-figure scorer for the Owls. Shirley had 12 points. Highlands sophomore Demarcus Hartsfield did not score.

Burbank 62, Fox Tech 21

The Bulldogs (15-4, 1-1) held Fox Tech (1-17, 0-2) to fewer than 10 points each quarter in a District 28-4A victory Tuesday.

Junior Moses Montalvo led a balanced Burbank lineup with 11 points. Moses Betancourt and Juan Castillo added nine points apiece. Gabriel Rangel and Jordan Santos each scored seven.

Ruben Hernandez led the Buffaloes with seven points.

Brennan 79, Brackenridge 66

Brackenridge (11-10, 1-1) may have inadvertently given some hope to Lanier, Brennan’s next opponent, Tuesday at the Lanier Alumni Center.

Eagles senior Gabe Hildebrand produced a 33-point scoring effort and helped keep his team in the game until late in the second half against the defending District 28-4A champion Bears (16-4, 2-0).

Brackenridge extended its 13-11 first-quarter lead to 32-25 at halftime. Brennan, No. 7 in the Express-News area rankings, outscored the Eagles 30-11 in the third quarter.

Sophomore Richard Wallace contributed 12 points and Davonte Anderson scored 10 for Brack. Junior Jordan Murphy scored 29 points for the Bears.

Brennan will play Lanier 6 p.m. Friday at Paul Taylor Gym.

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About Mike Considine (1267 Articles)
I started this blog as an extension of the sports stories I've been doing as an independent contractor for the Southside Reporter the past five years. I've been a sportswriter for more than 35 years, including two stints with the late, lamented San Antonio Light. I cover high school football for the San Antonio Express-News in the fall. My purpose, in creating this blog, is to shine a light on the athletic achievements of teams and athletes on the south side of San Antonio.

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