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BOYS BASKETBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Central Catholic makes a meal of FEAST for 14th-straight win

Burbank snaps three-game losing streak, beats Jefferson

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Central Catholic, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Lanier, McCollum, Memorial, Sam Houston, Southside.

Central Catholic (17-6), No. 6 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coahes Large Private School state poll, drubbed FEAST 73-37 Tuesday at the Buttons’ gym for its 14th-consecutive victory.

FEAST (10-14), a team comprised of home-schooled students, faced an uphill against streaking Central Catholic. The Buttons led 23-4 after a quarter.

Senior post Daniel Kellum led the Buttons with a career-high 26 points. Another big man, junior Tony Lewis, finished with 12 points. Nine other Central Catholic players scored, but none scored more than six points.

The Buttons’ winning streak is safe for at least eight more days. Central Catholic won’t play again until Jan. 22 when it embarks on its District 2-5A schedule at Austin St. Michael’s.

Central Catholic hasn’t lost since Nov. 23 against MacArthur in the NEISD Tournament.

Burbank 54, Jefferson 45

The Bulldogs (11-13, 2-4) ended a three-game losing streak with a convincing District 28-4A victory at Lanier. Jefferson (6-16, 2-4) edged Brackenridge by four points in overtime last Friday in its previous game and owned a two-game winning streak.

Burbank outscored Jefferson 28-21 in the second half to claim the win.

The Bulldogs’ Michael Mascorro led all scorers with 15 points. Juan Castillo added 13 points for Burbank.

Jefferson received 13 points from Jordan DeLuna and 11 from Brandon Garcia.

Sam Houston 78, Somerset 46

The Hurricanes (14-9, 2-0) rolled to their second District 28-3A victory Monday at the Alamo Convocation Center, defeating Somerset (5-18, 0-1) at Sam Houston.

Sam Houston, No. 6 in the TABC Class 3A state poll, charged to a 41-24 halftime lead.

Hurricanes senior Jordon Harris was the game-high scorer with 18 points. Devin Allen scored 14. Raymonte Prime produced 10 points for the second-straight game. Senior Brandon Seals added eight points.

East Central 78, Southwest 56

The Hornets (16-7, 2-0) recorded their second-consecutive District 28-5A win and fifth overall Tuesday at Southwest.

Individual scoring for East Central was unavailable.

Senior guard Brian Perez led Southwest (5-18, 0-2) with 15 points and nine rebounds. Ricardo Garcia scored nine points and Latrel Grant had eight. Aaron Embry grabbed seven rebounds. Senior Tony Rodriguez and freshman Tristan Quintana each dealt three assists.

Highlands 70, Fox Tech 19

The Owls (10-9, 4-2) crunched Fox Tech (1-21, 0-6) behind 29 points from sophomore wing Demarcus Hartfield Tuesday at Lanier.

Highlands took a 29-7 lead in the opening quarter and kept the Buffaloes scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Owls junior Noel Ramirez contributed eight points.

Fox Tech was led by senior Santos Vargas with seven points.

McCollum 78, Southside 58

The Cowboys (15-9, 5-1) prepared for their Friday showdown at rival Harlandale with a dominating victory over Southside (6-19, 1-5) Tuesday at McCollum. Harlandale and McCollum share second place in District 29-4A.

Senior guard Nathan Martinez led the Cowboys’ attack with 22 points. Tre Johnson added 18 points. Cosmo Cantu and Joey Villarreal each scored 15.

Senior post Drevon Brown led Southside with 22 points. Ben Phillips chipped in 12 points. David Garza added eight points.

Lanier 55, Brackenridge 36

The Voks (17-7, 3-3) moved into fourth place in District 28-4A with a victory over Brackenridge (12-13, 2=4) Tuesday at the Alamo Convocation Center. The Eagles are tied with Burbank (11-13, 2-4) and Jefferson (6-16, 2-4) for fifth.

Lanier romped to a 22-6 advantage in the first quarter, but Brackenridge closed to 25-20 at halftime. Lanier put the game out of reach with 30 points in the second half.

Senior Ajax Reyes led the Voks with 15 points. Louis Garza broke out of a scoring slump with 12 points. Freshman post Isaiah Vargas contributed 10 points.

Senior sharpshooter Gabe Hildebrand led Brackenridge with 17 points.

Harlandale 74, Uvalde 39

The Indians (16-9, 5-1) broke open a 14-13 game in the second quarter Tuesday in Uvalde. Harlandale outscored the Coyotes (9-13, 2-4) 18-8 in the second period and never looked back in the District 29-4A victory.

Harlandale senior post Ram Torres had team-high totals of 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Joshua Rodriguez (3 steals, 3 assists),  Joshua Rodriguez (5 assists) and Jose Salinas (3 three-pointers) all scored nine points for the Indians. Seniors Brandon Ramon (5 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists) and Armando Guerrero (7 rebounds) each scored eight points. Jesus Maltos added five steals.

Brennan 48, Edison 44

Edison (16-9, 5-1) tied the score late in the game on a three-point basket from Jared Zapata, but the Bears (20-4, 6-0), ranked No. 14 in the TABC Class 4A state poll, scored the last four points Monday at the Alamo Convocation Center to  escape the upset bid in District 29-4A.

The victory gave Brennan first place in the district, while the Golden Bears slipped to second.

Oluwatobi Osidele (15 points) gave Brennan the lead with 29.6 seconds left. Guard Da’Shawn Key (16 points), best known as the Bears’ football quarterback, then stole the ball and added a pair of insurance free throws. Brennan’s top scorer for the season, Jordan Murphy, injured a knee during the game and finished with five points.

Junior guard Lorenzo Vela led Edison with 18 points. Senior post Andy Castro scored nine points.

Senior post Drevon Brown led Southside (6-18, 1-4) with 15 points. Ben Phillips supplied 11 points and

Medina Valley 44, Memorial 43 (OT)

Medina Valley (11-13, 2-4) outscored the Minutemen 3-2 in a strategic overtime session to earn the win in District 29-4A. It was the second time in three games that Memorial (7-16, 2-4) had played overtime.

The Minutemen, who had won their previous two games, trailed just 18-17 at halftime and forged a 30-30 tie by the end of the third quarter. Both teams scored 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Senior Joseph Aguillen led Memorial with 13 points. Adam Villanueva supplied 11 points.

Six-foot-5 Joseph Dauphin led the Panthers with 16 points. Medina Valley had lost its previous two games.

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About Mike Considine (1222 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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