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BOYS BASKETBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Buttons begin district play with 16th-straight win

Lanier gets revenge on Edison with overtime victory

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

Central Catholic (19-6), No. 7 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Large Private School state poll, crunched Austin St. Michael’s 79-32 Wednesday in Austin to record their 16th-consecutive victory.

Tony Lewis led the Buttons with 15 points in their District 2-5A opener. Daniel Kellum added 14 points. Chad Plummer scored 11. P.J. Escobar contributed nine points.

Lanier 45, Edison 44 (OT)

The Voks (19-7, 5-3) outscored Edison (17-10, 6-2) 6-5 in overtime to claim a District 28-4A win Wednesday at the Alamo Convocation Center.

Lanier led 26-23 at halftime. The Golden Bears fought back to take a 30-28 lead at the end of three quarters. It was 41-41 at the end of regulation.

Senior point guard Louis Garza was Lanier’s only double-figure scorer with 14 points. Ajax Reyes, Chris Salazar and Isaiah Vargas each scored seven points.

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

The Golden Bears had defeated Lanier 59-56 in overtime Dec. 20.

Harlandale 89, Medina Valley 52

The Indians (17-11, 6-2) hammered Medina Valley (12-14, 3-5) early and often Tuesday at Harlandale.

Harlandale outscored the Panthers 31-13 in the first quarter and 59-28 in the opening half.

Senior Brandon Ramon led Harlandale with one of the best games in his four-year varsity career. Ramon recorded 24 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

Ram Torres scored 18 points with two three-point baskets. Jesus Maltos made four 3-pointers to finish with 14 points and five rebounds. Jose Salinas sank three 3-pointers for 11 points and dealt three assists. Mando Guerrero supplied 10 points and three steals. Senior Jacob Martinez led Harlandale with nine steals. He also contributed nine points, six rebounds and three assists.

Highlands 57, Burbank 55

The Owls (12-9, 6-2) skated past Burbank (12-15, 3-6) to set up a second-place showdown with Edison. Highlands had to outscore the Bulldogs 20-12 in the final quarter to pull out the District 28-4A victory Wednesday at Lanier.

Highlands built a 17-9 lead in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs forged a 29-29 tie at halftime. Burbank surged into the lead in third, outscoring the Owls 14-8 over the eight-minute span.

Demarcus Hartfield led the Owls with 17 points. Samuel Jackson and Jamaria Moody each contributed nine points.

Burbank received a career-high 28 points from Michael Mascorro (9 rebounds, 4 assists). Moses Montalvo scored nine points with nine rebounds and four assists. Alonzo Ortega grabbed five rebounds.

Highlands will play Edison 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alamo Convocation Center. 

MORE TO COME

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About Mike Considine (1265 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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