Central Catholic edges state finalist Steele in overtime
TEAMS INCLUDED:Central Catholic, East Central, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Holy Cross, Lanier, South San, Southside, Southwest.
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South San tuned up for its tournament this weekend with a 70-55 non-district win over Lee Tuesday at the Durbon Center.
The Bobcats (3-2), who won their second-straight game, built a 37-23 halftime lead on the way to victory/
Olando Lopez broke the 20-point barrier for the second game in a row. Lopez finished with 22. Eric Alcozer scored 20 for South San. David Valdez chipped in with 10 points and Eric Flores added nine.
Central Catholic 66, Steele 64 (OT)
The Buttons (5-6) established outscored Steele (2-1) 6-4 in overtime to defeat the 2012 Class 5A state finalist Tuesday in Cibolo.
Central Catholic held a 13-9 after the first quarter and led at the end of the first three quarters, before the Knights rallied to force overtime.
Junior post Tony Lewis produced a team-best 16 points for the Buttons. Senior Stuart Lynch fired in 14 points. P.J. Escobar had 13 points. Senior Daniel Kellum chipped in with nine points.
Lanier 54, Southwest 40
The Voks (6-2), fresh from a strong showing in the Border Olympics, outscored the Dragons 32-18 in the second half.
Southwest (1-4) had forged a 22-22 tie at halftime.
Senior Louis Garza led Lanier with 22 points. Ajax Reyes scored 13 points. Nicholas Garcia had nine points.
Senior Brian Perez scored 10 points for Southwest. Ricardo Garcia led the Dragons with nine rebounds and Devanta Hayes claimed eight. Garcia also blocked three shots. Tony Rodriguez made three steals.
Edison 67, Memorial 38
The Golden Bears (3-5) won their second-consecutive game Tuesday at Edison.
Memorial (3-9) was within 13-8 after a quarter. Edison outscored the Minutemen 33-16 in the middle two quarters.
Senior Justin Rodriguez scored a game-high 17 points for Edison, making five 3-point shots. Justin Torres (10 rebounds, 5 assists) and Lorenzo Vela (6 steals) each scored nine points. Antonio Alvarado grabbed 10 rebounds. Jared Zapata finished with seven points and seven rebounds.
Alvarado, Rodriguez and Torres all made two steals. Juan Cervantes, Torres and Vela each blocked two shots.
Joe Aguilar led the Minutemen with 15 points. Adam Villanueva scored seven.
East Central 64, Marshall 56
The Hornets (5-4) took a 12-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back to defeat Marshall (3-6) Tuesday at O’Connor.
Senior guard Brandon McClure led East Central with 20 points. Jeremy Jones provided 13 points. Senior Eric Ray and junior Wanya Ward each scored 12.