BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKLY REPORT (Dec. 28-Jan. 3): Bobcats put exclamation point on week with win over Laredo LBJ

Lanier hangs onto share of 28-5A lead

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Lanier, Sam Houston, South San.

South San's Arthur Rangel (35) assesses the Brahmas' defense while teammate Joseph Zepeda moves in to set a pick. Rangel scored 20 points against Laredo Johnson.
South San’s Arthur Rangel (35) assesses the MacArthur’s defense in a previous game while teammate Joseph Zepeda moves in to set a pick. Rangel scored 20 points against Laredo Johnson.




















South San (15-4) capped a full week with a 67-30 blowout victory over Laredo Johnson (5-13) Jan. 3 at South San.

The Bobcats also placed third at the Calallen Christmas Classic earlier in the week. South San won three of four games in the two-day tournament at Corpus Christi Calallen.

Against Laredo Johnson, senior Arthur Rangel scored a team-high 20 points as South San established a 31-14 halftime lead. Malik Brown contributed 11 points. Andre Flores and Jordan Allen each scored nine points. Curtis Allen had eight.

South San won its first two games at Callallen, blasting Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 83-39 and Corpus edging Christi Flour Bluff 60-56 Dec. 29. Coppell defeated the Bobcats 62-31 Dec. 30 in the semifinals, but they recovered to dump District 28-6A rival Corpus Christi King 68-38 and claim third place.

Curtis Allen scored 25 points for South San against King.

Lanier 57, Edison 51

The Voks (12-11, 5-0) remained atop the District 28-5A standings, a half-game ahead of Burbank (17-4, 4-0), with a victory over Edison (7-12, 2-2) Jan. 3 at Alamo Convocation Center.

Junior post Raul Solis led Lanier with 14 points. Sophomore Isaiah Vargas also was in double figures, with 10 points. Jerry Samudio and Joe Soto scored nine points apiece.

Senior Angel Rodriguez was Edison’s top scorer with 14 points. Lorenzo Vela supplied 11 points, three assists and three steals. Angelo Leyvani added 10 points for the Golden Bears.

Lanier also defeated Highlands 78-61 Dec. 30 at the ACC. Edison defeated Harlandale (12-9, 1-3) 59-44 that day at Harlandale.

Sam Houston 87, Highlands 67

The Hurricanes (4-10, 2-3) rolled to their first two District 28-5A wins, defeating Brackenridge 56-47 Dec. 30 and downing Highlands Jan.3 in the opening contest of a marathon day at Alamo Convocation Center.

Against Highlands, Sam Houston junior wing Robert Christian (29 points) and senior post Devin Allen (26 points) each benefitted from the fast tempo. Henry Carter chipped in 15 points. Dewayne Brown added eight points.

Senior post Joseph Jackson led Highlands with 23 points. JerMichael Shirley, who recently returned from an injury scored 13. Jamaria Moody (13 points) and Alejandro Trevino (10 points) also were in double figures.

In the win over Brackenridge, Christian logged a team-high 15 points and Raymonte Prime scored eight.

Richard Wallace provided 15 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Eagles. Jonathan King added 10.

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