BOYS BASKETBALL: Kennedy vs. Memorial photo gallery, Jan. 17, 2014 (photos by KJ Toso)

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Memorial senior Joe Aguilar (15) led the Minutemen with 20 points.
Memorial senior Joe Aguilar (15) led the Minutemen with 20 points.
Memorial's Daniel Flores (22) tries to knock a rebound away from Kennedy's Vincent Rios (15).
Memorial’s Daniel Flores (22) tries to knock a rebound away from Kennedy’s Vincent Rios (15).
Daniel Flores (22) of Memorial establishes rebounding position against a pair of Kennedy players, including Jose Espinoza (23).
Daniel Flores (22) of Memorial establishes rebounding position against a pair of Kennedy players, including Jose Espinoza (23).
Kennedy junior Isaac Castro (21) hauls in a rebound against Memorial.
Kennedy junior Isaac Castro (21) hauls in a rebound against Memorial.

BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: East Central grabs first place in 28-5A battle with Steele

Memorial pulls away from Kennedy in second half

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, East Central, Edison, Highlands, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lanier, Memorial, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest.

Memorial senior Joe Aguilar (15) led the Minutemen with 20 points.
Memorial senior Joe Aguilar (15) led the Minutemen with 20 points.


Memorial's Daniel Flores (22) tries to knock a rebound away from Kennedy's Vincent Rios (15).
Memorial’s Daniel Flores (22) tries to knock a rebound away from Kennedy’s Vincent Rios (15).
Daniel Flores (22) of Memorial establishes rebounding position against a pair of Kennedy players, including Jose Espinoza (23).
Daniel Flores (22) of Memorial establishes rebounding position against a pair of Kennedy players, including Jose Espinoza (23).

In a game to determine first place in District 28-5A, East Central asserted home rule. As in, Steele wasn’t going to win in the Hornets’ house.

The Hornets (17-7, 3-0) took charge early and amassed a 45-29 halftime lead. In big games this year, East Central has let opponents catch up in the second half. That didn’t happen Friday. Although Steele (12-12, 2-1) outscored the Hornets by two in the second half at Stan Bonewitz Center, the hosts cruised to a 76-62 victory.

It was East Central’s sixth-consecutive win.

Hornets senior post Albert Jimenez made a statement of his own, recording a career-high 29 points. Senior point guard Ceddrick Ali chipped in 17 points. Brandon McClure supplied 11 points and Jeremy Jones had 10.

Memorial 72, Kennedy 57

Memorial (8-16, 3-4) made its second-half shots Friday at Edgewood Gym to subdue archrival Kennedy (3-20, 1-6). It was the second-consecutive win in the series for the Minutemen.

The Minutemen, who share fourth place in  District 29-4A with Medina Valley (12-13, 3-4), clung to a 29-28 lead at halftime. They turned up the heat thereafter, scoring 43 points in the last 16 minutes.

Memorial senior wing Joe Aguilar was the game’s top scorer with 20 points. Xavier Abrigo supplied 13 points. Bryan Obregon added nine points.

Kennedy was led by junior Isaac Castro with 14 points. Mark Esquivel contributed 13 points. Benny Trevino scored eight points.

Highlands 52, Brackenridge  48

The Owls (11-12, 5-2) got underway with a strong first quarter and held off Brackenridge (12-14, 2-5) down the stretch for a District 28-4A victory.

Highlands jumped out to an 18-9 first-quarter lead, but the Eagles fought back to within 24-22 at halftime.

Demarcus Hartfield produced a team-high 23 points for Highlands. The Owls received 13 points from JerMichael Shirley. Jamaria Moody finished with nine points.

Gabe Hildebrand led Brackenridge with 15 points. Sophomore Richard Wallace added 13 points. Davonte Anderson scored eight.

The Eagles are part of a three-way tie for fifth place with Burbank (11-14, 2-5) and Jefferson (6-17, 2-5).

Sam Houston 95, Pleasanton 49

The Hurricanes (15-9, 3-0) have won their first three District 28-3A games by an average margin of 32.3 points following a victory Friday at Pleasanton (7-14, 1-2).

Sam Houston rolled to a 28-7 first-quarter lead.

Senior Jordon Harris (21 points) was the top scorer among 12 Hurricanes in the scoring column. Devin Allen added 12 points. Jawon Anderson and Kendall Ellis each contributed nine points. Dewayne Brown and Brandon Seals each accounted for eight points.

Lanier 38, Burbank 33

The first half belonged to Burbank, but the fourth-place Voks (17-7, 3-3) rallied to claim a District 28-4A victory Saturday at the Alamo Convocation Center.

Burbank established a 20-15 halftime lead. Lanier bolted into the lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 8-2 in the quarter.

Freshman post Isaiah Vargas was Lanier’s team-high scorer with 12 points. Senior point guard Louis Garza finished with eight points and classmate Rodrigo Garcia scored seven.

Juan Castillo led fhe Bulldogs with nine points. Michael Mascorro scorerd eight.

South San 70, Corpus Christi King 59

The Bobcats (12-12, 2-1) moved up to a tie for second place with a District 28-5A win Friday at South San. South San is tied with Corpus Christi Carroll and Steele.

South San led 16-13 at the end of the quarter and steadily built its lead.

Senior wing Eric Alcozer led South San with 22 points. Olando Lopez contributed 19 points. Jesus Samarripas chipped in 14 points.

Edison 50, Jefferson 30

Edison (16-9, 5-1) got a strong challenge from the Mustangs in the first half, but wore them down in the last 16 minutes for a District 28-4A victory Friday at Lanier.

Jefferson led 9-6 in the first quarter and trailed just 23-21 at halftime. Edison slipped away by outscoring the Mustangs 17-5 in the third quarter.

Senior Justin Torres led Edison with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Senior Justin Rodriguez finished with eight points. Antonio Alvarado, Andy Castro (3 steals) and Jared Zapata all grabbed six rebounds for the Golden Bears.

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

Corpus Christi Carroll 82, Southwest 81 (OT)

For the second-straight Friday, Southwest (5-19, 0-3) incurred a heart-breaking District 28-5A loss on the road. The Dragons led by 13 points in the third quarter, but couldn’t hold off a ferocious comeback by host Carroll (2-1 in district) to send the game into overtime.

Individual scoring for Southwest was unavailable.

BOYS BASKETBALL: McCollum defeats Harlandale, takes second in 29-4A

Guerrero leads Harlandale with 16 points


McCollum has been at its best under pressure during the District 29-4A.season, and that was never more true than last Friday at Harlandale.

The Cowboys (16-9, 6-1) won in double overtime against Memorial and in overtime against Kennedy. So McCollum was on familiar turf when Harlandale (16-10, 5-2) tied the score late in the game. It weathered the storm for a 75-68 victory.

“One of my assistant coaches made that point after the game,” McCollum coach Luke MacKay said. “We’ve played nothing but close games in our district. They’re used to the pressure. It was a close game into the second half, so I think it did help.”

The teams entered the game tied for second place in  District 29-4A. McCollum’s sixth-consecutive win vaulted it into second place while the Indians fell to third.

McCollum got some separation from Harlandale in the third quarter, when it outscored the Indians 25-13 to build a two-point halftime lead.

“It was a back-and-forth game except for the third quarter,” MacKay said, “when we wrested control from them a little bit. Our defense and rebounding were a little better. They have a high-potential scoring offense, so that was important.

“We just stuck to what we were doing (offensively), but we took better care of the ball. Their overall team speed is really phenomenal. It seems like they can be in multiple places at once.”

A rare four-point play from senior guard Nathan Martinez (15 points ) helped the Cowboys keep Harlandale at bay in the fourth quarter.

“They tied it up in the fourth quarter and we made a couple of free throws,” MacKay said. “They went small. They put out five little guys, but we were able to hold on.”

Harlandale scored 26 points in the quarter, but McCollum made its free throws down the stretch for the win.

“Joey Villarreal made some really big plays,” MacKay said. “Tre Johnson was outstanding all night. He had a double-double (in points and rebounds).”

A McCollum freshman also sparked the team’s finishing kick. Santiago Vasquez (10 points) converted a steal into a fast-break layup late in the game.

“Coming off the bench, he made a big impact,” MacKay said. “He’s a talented player and that was a big play when they were making a run. He was able to finish among three Harlandale guys.”

“Santiago scored 10 big points, but he also made some big defensive plays that helped us protect the lead.”

Senior Nathan Martinez led McCollum with 15 points. Villarreal scored 13 points for McCollum. Angel Loera and Cosmo Cantu contributed 12 points apiece. Johnson added 10 points to go with double-digit rebounds.

Senior Mando Guerrero led Harlandale with a 16-point outing. George Rodriguez produced 11 points and Joshua Rodriguez scored 10. Jesus Maltos added nine.

McCollum has an important test looming Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The Cowboys will play host to first-place Floresville (11-11, 7-0). The Tigers’ size will present problems for McCollum.

“They have really good size,” MacKay said, “and because of that, they’re really a tough matchup for ourselves and the rest of the district.”

Floresville defeated the Cowboys 68-32 Dec. 20 in Floresville, which put a team that had been inconsistent with only flashes of its potential in the non-district season in the 29-4A lead.

“That probably was our worst game of the year,” MacKay admitted. “We really cracked under the pressure of our first district game. We were up 7-0, then they stole it and dunked it, and it just went downhill from there. “Now we’ve played a double-overtime game, an overtime game and played in that hostile environment at Harlandale. The guys have learned to deal with that kind of game. They don’t let it get to them too much.”

Harlandale will play host to rapidly improving Medina Valley (12-13, 3-4) Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Results of last 10 Harlandale-McCollum games


Harlandale 5 wins, McCollum 5 wins

Date                Harlandale         McCollum           Location

Jan. 17, 2014        68                       75                    Harlandale

Feb. 12, 2013        60                       39                    Harlandale

Jan. 18, 2013        62                       32                    McCollum

Feb. 14, 2012        60                       62                    McCollum

Jan. 20, 2012        44                       48                     Harlandale

Dec. 3, 2011          67                       60                    South San

Feb. 15, 2011        65                       74                     Harlandale

Jan. 21, 2011        61                       75                     McCollum

Feb. 16, 2010        66                       46                     McCollum

Jan. 22, 2010        62                        53                    Harlandale

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Sam Houston crushes Pleasanton for fourth-straight win

Herrera steps up to lead Harlandale past McCollum

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Harlandale, Holy Cross, Kennedy, McCollum, Memorial, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest, Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Brackenridge's Skyler Reyna (31), guarding Highlands' Kiara Pesina (1) in a recent game, scored 15 points against YWLA.
Brackenridge’s Skyler Reyna (31), guarding Highlands’ Kiara Pesina (1) in a recent game, scored 15 points against YWLA.

Sam Houston started kind of slow, but overwhelmed their hosts over the next three quarters at Pleasanton for a 67-26 victory.

It was the fourth-consecutive District 28-3A win for the Hurricanes (6-16, 4-1).

Pleasanton (4-20, 1-2) was within 15-11 after a quarter. Sam Houston outscored the Eagles 24-5 over the next eight minutes. The second half belonged to the Hurricanes, who limited Pleasanton to just 10 points.

Senior Dominique Green led a balanced Sam Houston lineup with 13 points. Dionna Camino scored 12.   Jasmine Darden contributed 10 points. Dajah Thomas and Jazmyne Perkins each scored eight points.

Harlandale 56, McCollum 35

The Indians (17-10, 6-3) cemented their hold on third place in District 29-4A victory Friday with a win over the rival Cowboys (8-15, 4-5) at McCollum.

Junior Elizabeth Herrera produced one of her best offensive games for Harlandale with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Connie Garza added 16 points, eight rebounds and eight blocked shots. Justyne Perez finished with 12 points, four rebounds and four steals. Kelly Landin scored six points, claimed five rebounds and made four steals.

Senior Emilee Almazan led McCollum with 24 points. Miranda Moreno scored seven points.

South San 66, Corpus Christi King 48

The Bobcats (10-16, 1-4) won their first District 28-5A game Friday at Corpus Christi King (11-12, 0-5).

Senior Kim Tobias erupted for a career-high 32 points, leading South San to victory. Desiree Orta scored 12 points and Lauren Estrada added 11 as the Bobcats turned up the tempo.

The Mustangs led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Bobcats stepped things up afterward, breaking out with 25 points in the second quarter and 20 in the third.

South San ended a six-game losing streak.

Lanier 57, Fox Tech 8

The fourth-place Voks (12-14, 8-4) kept Fox Tech (5-20, 2-10) scoreless in two quarters Saturday morning at the Alamo Convocation Center for a District 28-4A win.

Lanier gained an 18-point advantage in the first quarter. The Voks were led by Sabrina Cortinas with 15 points. Ruby Garza was credited with 10 points and Kim Garza added nine. Amber Laque chipped in eight points.

Ruby Chapa led the Buffaloes with four points.

Holy Cross 45, TMI 36

The Knights (11-20, 1-2) claimed a TAPPS District 3-4A Friday at TMI.

Holy Cross broke open a close game in the third quarter. The Knights outscored the Panthers 17-7 in the quarter.

Senior Joslyn Flores led Holy Cross with 15 points. Brianna Salinas contributed 11 points. Julia Flores added eight points.

Kennedy 48, Memorial 30

The Rockets (8-16, 3-6) raced out of the gate to a 15-9 lead and never looked back in their second win over rival Memorial (4-22, 0-9) in the District 29-4A season Friday at Kennedy. Kennedy also defeated the Minutemen in the Edgewood ISD Tournament.

Junior Esmeralda Manzanares scored 14 points for the Rockets. Amalee Ramos added 12 points. Cameron Orta scored eight.

Memorial received a team-high seven points from senior Justine Davila.

Brackenridge 75, YWLA 31

The second-place Eagles (21-5, 10-1) recorded their third-consecutive District 28-4A win  Friday at Alamo Convocation Center, defeating Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-22, 0-12)

YWLA was within 24-15 at the end of the first quarter. Brackenridge outscored the Cardinals 22-9 over the next two quarters.

Senior guard Miranda Acuna led the Eagles with 21 points. Breeann Hernandez and Skyler Reyna each added 15 points.

Sophomore Karease Williams led YWLA with nine points. Azel Garza scored eight.

Corpus Christi Carroll 66, Southwest 58

Corpus Christi Carroll (23-5, 4-1) won the District 28-5A  second-place showdown Friday at Southwest.

Southwest (20-8, 3-2) took a 23-16 lead in the first quarter and led 40-33 at halftime. The Tigers outscored the Dragons 20-11 in the third quarter and Southwest wasn’t able to catch up.

Senior standout Tiffani Rodriguez led Southwest with 18 points. Alexandra Busby added 13 points.

Darias Whittington scored 18 points for Carroll.

GIRLS BASKETBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Southwest holds second place in 28-5A with win over East Central

Southside cools off Cowboys, forges fourth-place tie in 29-4A

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, East Central, Edison, Fox Tech, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, McCollum, Sam Houston, Southside, Southwest, Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Southwest (20-7, 3-1) cleared a bit of the second-place logjam in District 28-5A Tuesday with a 60-52 victory over East Central (9-14, 2-2) at the Stan Bonewitz Center. The Dragons can have second to themselves with a win Friday at Southwest.

The Dragons and East Central entered the game tied with Corpus Christi Carroll, which defeated Corpus Christi King 57-46 Tuesday,  for second place. Southwest will play host to Carroll (22-5, 3-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.

East Central, which fell to fourth place with the loss, led 36-28 at halftime. The Dragons outscored the Hornets 26-12 in the third quarter and hung on through a slowdown fourth quarter.

Senior standout Tiffani Rodriguez led Southwest with 20 points. Junior post Cheyenne Ortiz contributed 11 points.

Freshman Brittany Rodgers scored a team-best 19 points for East Central. Junior Taylor Lewis added 11 points and Miranda Olmos had 10.

Southside 58, McCollum 50

The Cardinals (12-12, 4-4) recorded their second-consecutive high profile win in District 29-4A Tuesday, stopping McCollum’s winning streak at four games.

Southside, which won its third-straight game, moved into a fourth-place tie with the Cowboys (8-14, 4-4) because of the win. The Cardinals also raised both their regular season and district records to .500. They upset third-place Harlandale (16-10, 5-3) last Friday.

McCollum was within three points at halftime. Southside outscored the Cowboys 31-20 in the final 16 minutes at Southside.

Senior point guard Sabrina Guzman erupted for 24 points to lead the Cardinals. Guzman also dealt three assists and made two steals. Mayra Sendejo contributed 17 rebounds and 16 points. Desiree Rodriguez scored 10 points.

Individual scoring information for McCollum was not available.

Harlandale 52, Uvalde 43

The Indians (14-9, 2-0) tuned up for their Friday rivalry game at McCollum with a District 29-3A victory     over Uvalde (8-13, 2-6) at Harlandale.

Coming off a loss to Southside, Harlandale asserted its offense early, outscoring the Coyotes 23-11 in the first quarter. The Indians took a commanding 43-27 lead into the fourth quarter.

Senior post Connie Garza produced an outstanding game for Harlandale, making 10 of 11 field-goal attempts for 20 points. Garza also grabbed 16 rebounds and made two steals.

Indians guard Justyne Perez finished with 11 points and five rebounds. Elizabeth Herrera scored 10 points to go with seven rebounds. Senior Kelly Landin added five rebounds.

Sam Houston 33, Somerset 24

The Hurricanes (5-16, 3-1) won their third-consecutive game in District 28-3A Monday at the Alamo Convocation Center on the strength of their fourth-quarter performance against Somerset (10-11, 1-2).

The teams were tied 21-21 after three quarters. Sam Houston limited the Bulldogs to three points in the last eight minutes.

Junior Monisha Jones led a balanced Hurricanes lineup with nine points. Dionna Camino scored eight.

Highlands 70, Fox Tech 23

The third-place Owls (19-10, 8-3) approached their 20th victory of the season with a win over Fox Tech (5-19, 2-9) Tuesday at Lanier.

Highlands led 25-5 after a quarter and held the Buffaloes to 10 points in the first half.

Sophomore Aaliyah Prince led the Owls with 15 points. Freshman guard Kiara Pesina had 12 points. Jazmine Jackson contributed 10 points. Emily Pearce chipped in eight points.

Ashwini Bhakta recorded a team-high 15 points for Fox Tech.

Jefferson 50, Burbank 35

The sixth-place Mustangs (9-12, 4-6) recorded a key District 28-4A win over the Bulldogs (5-20, 2-9), who share seventh place with Fox Tech, Tuesday at the Alamo Convocation Center.

Jefferson established a 22-14 halftime lead.

Senior Sasha Barrientos led the Mustangs with 15 points. Angela Hardcastle scored 11. Melanie Ybarra added 10 points and Mary Loera had nine.

Junior Olivia Cardenas finished with a team-high 12 points for Burbank.

Edison 65, YWLA 30

The Golden Bears (11-15, 5-5) remained in fifth place with the District 28-4A victory over Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-21, 0-11) Tuesday at the Edison.

Sophomore Rachel Campos led Edison with 18 points and seven steals. Marisa Salas also forced seven steals to go with nine points and six assists. Amy Marcos scored nine points and claimed six rebounds.

Senior post Paula Moreno had a team-high 17 rebounds for the Golden Bears. Jody Alatorre added 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Jasmin Chapa made five steals and Jessica Torres distributed three assists.

Junior Clarissa Castro led the Cardinals with eight points. Senior Serina Trevino contributed seven points.

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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Southside upsets Harlandale with fourth-quarter comeback


Southwest guard Alexandra Busby (3) scored 21 points against South San.
Southwest guard Alexandra Busby (3) scored 21 points against South San.

Lanier survives another test in 28-4A

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston, South San, Southwest, Southside.

Southside (11-12, 3-4) trailed 31-27 entering the fourth quarter Friday at Harlandale, but the Cardlnals rallied behind their defense to pull out a 38-37 victory.

The Cardinals outscored Harlandale (15-10, 4-3) 11-6 in the decisive quarter. The teams were tied 8-8 at the end of a quarter, but Southside built an 18-13 halftime lead. The Indians responded by outscoring the Cardinals 18-9 in the third quarter.

Senior Desiree Rodriguez made two 3-point shots and led a balanced Southside lineup with 10 points. Mayra Sendejo finished with nine points, six rebounds and three steals. Point guard Sabrina Guzman scored eight points, claimed five rebounds, made four steals and dealt three assists. Katherine Mancha also grabbed five rebounds for the Cardinals.

Harlandale individual statistics weren’t available.

Lanier 39, Burbank 37

The fourth-place Voks (11-13, 7-3) recorded their second two-point , District 29-4A win of the week Friday at the Alamo Convocation Center, edging Burbank (5-19, 2-8). Lanier defeated Jefferson 47-45 Tuesday at the ACC.

Burbank led 11-8 at the end of a quarter. The Voks gained a 24-23 halftime lead.

Sophomore Ruby Garza led Lanier with 22 points. No other Voks players scored more than four points.

Senior Alejandra Martinez had 19 points for the Bulldogs. Abigail Macias added nine points.

Southwest 64, South San 43

Coming off a tough loss to district leader Steele, the Dragons (19-7, 2-1) took charge early in this District 28-5A game at Southwest.. The home team led rival South San (9-15, 0-3) 25-7 after a quarter Friday and 43-14 at the half.

Sophomore wing Alexandra Busby continued to emerge as an offensive weapons for the Dragons. Busby led all scorers with 21 points. Senior Tiffani Rodriguez added 16 points.

Senior Kimberly Tobias led the Bobcats with 14 points. Junior Jennifer Sifuentes scored eight.

Sam Houston 69, Hawkins 22

The Hurricanes (4-16, 2-1) won their second-consecutive game Friday, blasting District 28-3A rival Hawkins (2-15, 0-3) at Sam Houston.

Senior Chardonnay Green led Sam Houston with 24 points. Dionna Camino contributed 13 points. Jasmine Darden added nine points.

McCullom 51, Kennedy 35

The Cowboys (8-13, 4-3) won their fourth-consecutive game Friday at McCollum, defeating Kennedy (7-15, 2-5) in a District 29-4A contest. McCollum experienced no letdown after knocking Medina Valley out of first place Tuesday – a spot the Panthers regained a share of with a victory at Floresville Friday.

Senior sharpshooter Emilee Almazan led McCullom against the Rockets with 16 points. Miranda Moreno contributed 11 points. Aileen Alonzo and Elva Rios chipped in eight points apiece.

Kennedy received 12 points from junior Amelee Ramos. Cameron Orta added eight points.

Brackenridge 64, Edison 39

The second-place Eagles (20-5, 9-1) overpowered Edison (10-16, 4-5) early Friday at Lanier. Brackenridge jumped out to a 25-5 first-quarter lead.

Senior Breeann Hernandez led the Eagles with 18 points Skyler Reyna finished with 17 points. Miranda Acuna scored eight.

Senior point guard Marisa Salas was the leading scorer for Edison with 13 points. Amy Marcos added eight points, four rebounds and four steals. Paula Moreno corralled a team-best nine rebounds. Jody Alatorre had four rebounds and three steals.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Fox Tech’s win over YWLA anything but academic

Buffaloes edge Cardinals on basket with 15 seconds left

Azel Garza of Young Women's Leadership Academy scored 15 points Saturday against Fox Tech.
Azel Garza of Young Women’s Leadership Academy scored 15 points Saturday against Fox Tech.


Young Women’s Leadership Academy was tantalizingly close to its first District 28-4A victory this season Saturday morning at the Alamo Convocation Center.

The Cardinals’ Azel Garza, who had made five three-point shots, launched a shot from the left corner with Fox Tech (5-18, 2-8) ahead by two points. If Garza found the net, YWLA would be winners.

Unfortunately, for the Cardinals, the shot bounced high on the rim – and then bounded away from the basket. The Buffaloes won 42-40, but YWLA assistant coach Justin Roach said the Cardinals (1-20, 0-10) weren’t heartbroken by the outcome.

“It’s not frustrating,” said Roach, who filled in for head coach David Bibles. Bibles was out of town.

“We’re a new program. We’re only in our second year with the UIL. We only have one senior (starter). Basically, what you saw were sophomores and juniors.”

The two schools essentially are sister schools. YWLA, which has the No. 1 ranked middle school in  Texas academically, focuses its curriculum on math, science and technology. Fox Tech’s is law, medicine and public policy. By contrast, this is YWLA’s sixth year as a high school. Although Fox Tech’s history can be traced to the first downtown high school in 1879, it has been a technical school since the 1930s.

Their common bonds include being under the umbrella of the SAISD, being in a district in which every other school is exponentially larger and that their college-bound student bodies are comprised of students who had to apply for admission, not merely live within the SAISD’s boundaries.

In fact, both schools accept students from outside the inner-city district.

Fox Tech won the first meeting between the teams this season, 44-38, on Dec. 3, so there was a sense that the Cardinals could get their first 28-4A win since defeating Burbank in the final game of the 2012-13 season, their first in the district.

“Our kids felt the same way,” Fox Tech coach Thomas Donaubauer said. “We went in with the mindset that we had to win – because we know how tough it is to win in our district. The girls kept giving their all and found a way to win.”

A basket by the Buffaloes senior post Vanessa Capistran (17 points) on an assist from Ruby Chapa with 15.3 seconds to play was the eventual game-winner.

“Vanessa has been very dedicated throughout the season,” Donaubauer said. “She’s a very hard worker. All six of our seniors have really stepped up. They’ve had a great attitude.”

YWLA led 14-11 after the first quarter. However, the Cardinals were playing catch-up thereafter, for the most part.

Fox Tech led 23-21 at halftime and 32-29 after three quarters, although YWLA had a four-point lead with two minutes left in the third quarter.

The teams were tied three times in the early stages of the fourth quarter. Capistran scored three consecutive points to put the Buffaloes ahead 40-37 with 2:08 remaining.

Senior Serina Trevino (10 points) scored on a rebound for YWLA. Turnovers and missed foul shots prevented the Cardinals from tying it again, although the effort was there.

YWLA sophomore guard Karease Williams drove with 28.3 seconds to play. The ball hung on the rim, but didn’t go in. Williams missed the resulting foul shots, but grabbed the rebound and drew two more. She split those to tie it 40-40 with 25.2 seconds.

“Karease has always been that way,” YWLA athletic coordinator Lina Serna said. “She puts a lot of energy into everything she does.”

Garza led YWLA with 15 points and Clarissa Castro added eight points.

“This was one of our best efforts,” Roach said, “in all aspects of the game – offense, defense, hustle. We played with heart. Team-wise, we didn’t leave anything on the floor.”

Ashwini Bhakta and Carla Ponce each scored nine points for Fox Tech. The Buffaloes played without three injured players.

“We only had seven active players,” Donaubauer said. “It goes back to working hard in practice. The girls know (if someone is hurt), they have to step up to make up for that person. They’ve done a great job with that.”

The Buffaloes have a secret weapon, of sorts, in assistant coach Bob Carroll. Carroll has coached at the collegiate and international levels.

“He’s a great resource to have,” Donaubauer said. “He’s done a great job with our JV program. He has a vast knowledge of basketball, and he’s a great man.”

The biggest victory of the season for Fox Tech was recorded off the court, about a month ago, when it was announced that the school will maintain its sports programs for at least two more years. Rumors were circulating that athletics would be dropped after this season.

“Our principal (Annette Castillo) and our athletic coordinator (Janice Cuccia) really fought for us,” Donaubauer said. “We realized we’d probably lose a lot of kids if we didn’t have team sports. We all realize that sports are very, very important to student-athletes. You have to have that balance between school and sports.”

He said that Fox Tech will investigate whether it can be placed in a district with schools closer to its enrollment size (about 350 students).

“This is great for our freshmen and younger players. I’m excited about the future here,” Donaubauer said. “The boys basketball coach (Kellen Morgan) and myself have talked about going 2A or 3A. Almost every single game (in 28-4A) is like David vs. Goliath.

“But we’ve used that as motivation. I tell the girls, ‘All these schools count you out before the game even starts.’ It’s a credit to them that they’ve embraced the David vs. Goliath.”

YWLA, which has 147 students, is trying to make the same arrangement with regard to realignment.

By enrollment, both should be in Class 3A, according to the UIL’s conference cutoff numbers (YWLA’s enrollment is doubled for classification purposes because it’s a girls-only school).

“Academics comes first. We’re just trying to grow our programs,” Serna said. “We still want to play the same schools, but we’d like to have the opportunity to play schools that are at our level (in district).”

BOYS BASKETBALL: Lopez’s buzzer-beating shot leads South San past Southwest

Perez leads Dragons’ fourth-quarter comeback

South San junior guard Olando Lopez drives to the basket in a game last week.
South San junior guard Olando Lopez scored 22 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dealt six assists against Southwest.


Time was winding down and scoring opportunities were diminishing for South San Friday at the Durbon Center when junior point guard Olando Lopez realized he needed to take action.

Visiting Southwest had scored eight of the previous nine points to tie the score with about 25 seconds remaining. Lopez, who led all scorers with 22 points, threw up a scoop shot in the lane for the winning basket.

South San (11-10, 1-0) won the District 28-5A opener for both teams 61-59.

“We had to go for a layup because of the time – there was only 1.5 seconds left,” Lopez said. “I saw them tie Jordan (Allen) up down there (around the basket) and he passed it to me. I took my two steps and put it up.”

The Dragons (5-17, 0-1) called a timeout with 1.3 seconds on the clock. They had to inbound the ball under South San’s basket. The inbounds pass went to junior wing Aaron Embry, about 40 feet from the basket. He wasn’t able to make the three-point attempt as time expired.

“That was a big-time shot,” South San coach Ray Carroll said of the game-winner. “If we’re patient and share the ball, that’s when we’re at our best offensively.”

Southwest tied it with 24.9 seconds remaining when senior guard Brian Perez was fouled on a three-pointer and calmly proceeded to make each of the resulting free throws. Perez 13 of his team-high 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in the quarter.

All of those fourth-quarter points came in the last 4:22. Perez, who returned to action a week earlier, also contributed six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

“Brian got open a couple of times because they were doing a good job on our big men inside,” Southwest coach David Brawner said. “He got some good opportunities and he knocked them down. He kept scrapping and scrapping, and he made a lot of shots.

“He also had four offensive rebounds (in the quarter). He played with a lot more energy in the second half.”

South San was threatening to put the game on ice when the quarter started. The Bobcats led 46-34 despite being scoreless for the last three minutes of the quarter.

Southwest opened the final quarter by directing its attack inside to 6-foot-4 senior post Devanta Hayes (15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists) and 6-3 Embry (9 points, 5 rebounds). Hayes accounted for seven points, including a three-point play, as the Dragons reduced their deficit to 50-43 with 5:10 remaining.

“When we really needed to, we focused and got the ball inside,” Brawner said. “It’s a shame we didn’t do it more in the second quarter. But we did a good job getting them the ball and both post players did a good job of scoring.”

South San made a defensive adjustment to take away the easy baskets thereafter.

“We fronted them and made them pass over us,” Lopez said. “That killed it. Then we tried to get some steals.”

With 4:26 to play, Dragons senior Sergio DeHoyos split two free throws and Perez rebounded the missed attempt to slash the Bobcats’ lead to 50-46. A three-pointer from South San senior Jesse Samarripas (15 points, 4 rebounds) extended the lead, but a three-pointer Perez hit at the top of the key made it 54-50 with 2:42 left.

Samarripas and South San senior guard David Valdez (3 assists) both fouled out during the stretch run, fueling Southwest’s comeback hopes. A basket from Eric Alcozer (13 points) on an assist from Valdez and a pair of free throws from sub Sammy Rodriguez re-established an eight-point lead for the host team with 1:17 to play.

“They’re two of our best defensive players,” Carroll said of Samarripas and Valdez. “I thought Sammy Rodriguez and Jordan Allen did a fantastic job down the stretch.”

A free throw from Southwest senior Nigel Thompson (3 assists) and a three-point play from Perez whittled South San’s lead to four with 34.2 seconds on the clock.

Southwest was coming off an impressive 72-67 non-district win Jan. 6 at New Braunfels.

“We played pretty well the other night,” Brawner said. “Tonight, we were just a little too emotional early. I’ve never really seen that before.”

The Dragons used that intensity to take a 16-7 lead as Embry scored seven points. A basket from Lopez (7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals) and a free throw from Alcozer cut the lead to six as the first quarter ended.

“In all honesty, I thought we matched their (intensity) on defense,” Carroll said. “Where we struggled was on offense. I want to say on 10 of 11 possessions (in one stretch), we got nothing out of them. The good thing was that we were only down six points.”

South San outscored the Dragons 24-9 in the second quarter, with Lopez supplying 10 points. The Bobcats tied it 22-22 on back-to-back 3-point baskets from Samarripas and Valdez. Lopez scored four of seven unanswered points as South San took the lead. The Bobcats led 36-27 at halftime.

Southwest plays host to East Central Tuesday and travels to Corpus Christi Carroll for a Friday game. South San, which won its second-consecutive game, was scheduled to plays Steele Tuesday in Cibolo and returns home to play Corpus Christi King at 7 p.m. Friday.

“This gives us great motivation for our next game with Steele Tuesday,” Lopez said. “This was good for us right now.”

BOYS BASKETBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Central Catholic races to 13th-consecutive win at St. Gerard

East Central smashes Carroll in 28-5A opener; Jefferson & McCollum win in OT

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Central Catholic, East Central, Edison, Fox Tech, Highlands, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, Memorial, Sam Houston.

Jefferson's Anthony Friere tries to protect the ball from Lanier's Louis Garza in a recent game.
Jefferson’s Anthony Friere tries to protect the ball from Lanier’s Louis Garza in a recent game.
Senior guard George Rodriguez helped Harlandale score 103 points against Southside.
Senior guard George Rodriguez helped Harlandale score 103 points against Southside.

Central Catholic (16-6) ran its winning streak to 13 games Saturday night with a convincing non-district win at St. Gerard.

Central Catholic bolted to a 20-10 lead in the first quarter and was ahead 35-22 at intermission.

Senior guard P.J. Escobar led Central Catholic with 17 points. Chad Plummer scored 16. Frontcourt players Tony Lewis and Daniel Kellum supplied 12 and nine points, respectively.

Rosco Parsons led St. Gerard with 22 points.

East Central 81, Corpus Christi Carroll 55

In recent years, Corpus Christi Carroll has been a thorn in East Central’s side at times. The teams could almost always be counted on to go wire to wire before a winner was determined.

That all changed Friday at the Stan Bonewitz Center in the first district game for both teams.

The host Hornets (15-7, 1-0) battled to a 12-6 lead in the opening quarter and gradually turned up the tempo on Carroll, which is considered a contender to defend its District 28-5A title despite losing a couple of key players from 2012-13 to graduation.

East Central amassed 52 second-half points Friday. The Hornets led 29-23 at halftime, then limited the Tigers to 10 points in the third quarter. They entered the final period with a 52-33 advantage.

Senior guard Brandon McClure led the Hornets with 17 points. Backcourt partner Ceddrick Ali added 11 points. Senior post Albert Jimenez provided nine points. Jeremy Jones and Wanya Ward, the Hornets big-play duo during football season, scored eight points apiece.

Jefferson 49, Brackenridge 45 (OT)

Both teams had seemed to turn up their level of play a notch entering the week.

While the Mustangs (6-16, 2-3) claimed a potential signature victory in overtime Friday at the Alamo Convocation Center, Brackenridge (11-12, 2-3) incurred its second-straight tough loss. The Eagles lost Tuesday to co-District 28-4A leader Edison.

Jefferson launched itself into the 28-4A playoff conversation this week with a 58-40 win over Fox Tech Tuesday and the overtime decision over Brackenridge.

Brackenridge built a 22-17 halftime lead, but the Mustangs pulled even at 26 -26 as the third quarter ended. Regulation ended in a 41-41 tie.

Anthony Friere led Jefferson with 12 points. Alex Gamboa and Brandon Garcia each scored nine points.

Sophomore Nathan Avila led the Eagles with 12 points. Davonte Anderson and Gabe Hildebrand scored eight points each.

Despite the losses, Brackenridge has gotten stronger. All-district football quarterback Ramon Richards, a starter on the Eagles’ 2012-13 team, returned to the court.

McCollum 68, Kennedy 64 (OT)

A rivalry is building between these District 29-4A teams, and Friday’s contest at Edgewood Gym threw a lot of fuel onto the fire.

The Cowboys (14-9, 4-1), which is sharing second place with rival Harlandale, exacted a measure of revenge on Kennedy (3-18, 1-4) for the way its 2012-13 season ended. The Rockets denied McCollum a playoff appearance by winning a 29-4A fourth-place playoff game.

Friday, McCollum dug a trench for Kennedy, opening a 13-6 lead in the first quarter. The Rockets, though, gradually worked their way back to even ground.

Kennedy remained within striking distance at halftime, though McCollum led 28-22. The Cowboys re-asserted themselves in the third quarter and took a 13-point lead into the final eight minutes. The Rockets forced overtime by outscoring McCollum 23-10 in the fourth quarter.

McCollum prevailed in an uptempo overtime period by outscoring Kennedy 12-8.

Joey Villarreal led McCollum with 19 points. Senior guard Nathan Martinez contributed 13 points. Tre Johnson scored 10.

Rockets senior Eric Moncada was the game-high scorer with 21 points. Vincent Rios fired in 13 points and Mark Esquivel supplied 11. Isaac Castro collected eight points for the Rockets.

Harlandale 103, Southside 56

The Indians (15-9, 4-1) produced their highest scoring output in several seasons Friday at Harlandale. It was the most points Harlandale had scored since hitting 90 Jan. 5, 2010 against Southside.

Harlandale’s previous highest scoring total this year was 84 points Dec. 28 against Wimberley.

Senior guard Jesus Maltos led the Indians attack with a career-high 32 points. Joshua Rodriguez (16 points), Guy Vargas (12) and Ram Torres (10) also were double-figure scorers. Jon Henry Campos scored eight points.

Senior post Drevon Brown led Southside (6-18, 1-4) with 15 points. Ben Phillips supplied 11 points and Rogelio Diaz added 10.

Harlandale led 24-4 after a quarter and 53-21 at halftime. The Indians fired in 50 points in the second half.

Holy Cross 49, San Marcos Academy 30

The Knights (5-17, 1-0) opened their TAPPS District 3-4A season with a convincing win over San Marcos Academy at Holy Cross.

Holy Cross kept the Bears scoreless in the first quarter while building a 13-point lead. San Marcos Academy crept within six points entering the final quarter, but Holy Cross put on a 13-4 spurt to finish the game.

Junior guard Eric Contero led Holy Cross with 13 points. Junior post John Autry added 11 points.

Sam Houston 64, Hawkins 45

The defending district champion Hurricanes (13-9, 1-0) began their quest for another 28-3A title with a win over Hawkins (5-18, 0-1) at Sam Houston.

Sam Houston took control from the outset, outscoring the Wolfpack 24-8 in the opening quarter.

Senior guard Jordon Harris led the Hurricanes with 23 points. Freshman Jawon Anderson (11 points) and sophomore Raymonte Prime (10) also scored in double figures. Post Devin Allen accounted for eight points.

Edison 49, Burbank 38

The Golden Bears (16-8, 5-0) remained undefeated in District 28-4A with an impressive win over Burbank (10-13, 1-4) at the Lanier Alumni Center.

Burbank was within 10-8 after a quarter. Edison’s lead had grown to 23-17 at halftime and 34-27 at the end of the third quarter.

Junior Lorenzo Vela produced 17 points, four rebounds and two steals for the Golden Bears, who won their seventh-consecutive game. Justin Torres scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. Jared Zapata contributed seven points, four rebounds and two steals.

Juan Castillo led Burbank with 14 points. Michael Mascorro scored eight.

The Bulldogs lost their third-straight game.

Lanier 49, Fox Tech 38

The Voks (16-7, 2-3) overwhelmed Fox Tech (1-20, 0-5) in a District 28-4A game Saturday at the Alamo Convocation Center, despite a strong start by the Buffaloes.

Fox Tech pulled within 8-7 with 2:34 left in the first quarter on a jumper from Santos Vargas. The Buffaloes remained close as the quarter ended. Lanier led 13-9 after eight minutes, then outscored Fox Tech 28-5 in the second quarter.

Senior Rodrigo Garcia led a balanced Lanier offense with 12 points. Raul Solis and Brian Laque each scored 10. James Castellano added nine points.

Junior Nick Buys led Lanier with nine points.

BOYS & GIRLS BASKETBALL: Area rankings (through Jan. 12)

Through Jan. 12



1. Central Catholic

2. East Central

3. Edison

4. Lanier

5. Sam Houston

6. Harlandale

7. McCollum

8. South San

9. Highlands

10. Brackenridge

11. Southwest

12. Burbank

13. Memorial

14. Kennedy

15. Jefferson




1. Southwest

2. Brackenridge

3. Harlandale

4. Highlands

5. Lanier

6. South San

7. Edison

8. Southside

9. Holy Cross

10. McCollum

11. East Central

12. Kennedy

13. Jefferson

14. Sam Houston

15. Memorial

GIRLS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Jan. 18)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Jan. 12-18

Monday’s results

District 28-4A

Brennan (20-0, 11-0) 72, Lanier (10-14 ???, 7-4) 27

District 28-3

Sam Houston (4-16 ???, 3-1) 33, Somerset (10-10 ???, 1-2 ???) 24

Tuesday’s results

District 28-5A

Corpus Christi Carroll (22-6, 3-1) 57, Corpus Christi King (3-8 ???, 0-4) 46

Southwest (19-7, 3-1) 60, East Central (9-14, 2-2) 52

Steele (18-4, 4-0) 72, South San (9-16, 0-4) 30

District 28-4A

Edison (12-16, 5-5) 65, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-21, 0-11) 30

Highlands (19-10, 8-3) 70, Fox Tech (5-19, 2-9) 23

Jefferson (9-13, 4-7) 50, Burbank (5-17 ???, 2-9) 35

District 29-4A

Floresville (17-10, 7-1) 48, Kennedy (7-16, 2-5) 39

Southside (13-11, 5-3) 58, McCollum (8-14, 4-4) 50

Medina Valley (18-8, 7-1) 58, Memorial (5-20, 1-7) 22

Harlandale (16-10, 5-3) 52, Uvalde (8-13, 2-6) 43

District 28-3A

La Vernia (21-5, 4-0) 73, Hawkins (2-13 ???, 0-4) 9

Pleasanton (5-19 ???, 2-1 ???) 40. Poteet (4-20, 1-3) 34


Austin Regents (17-4, 2-0) 58, Austin Hyde Park (???, 0-2), 20

Cornerstone Christian (12-3 ???, 0-1) at San Marcos Baptist Academy (???, 1-0), 6:30 p.m.  (score unavailable)

Austin St. Dominic Savio (18-10, 2-0) 69, Holy Cross (10-20, 0-2) 38

San Antonio Christian (1-3 ???, 0-0) at Victoria St. Joseph (???, 1-0), 6:30 p.m.  (score unavailable)

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (16-3 ???, 1-0) 52, TMI (4-5 ???, 0-2) 21

Wednesday’s results


Brownsville St. Joseph (???, 2-1) at Corpus Christi John Paul II (9-2 ???, 0-2), 7 p.m. (score unavailable)

St. Anthony (16-6, 2-2) 62, Providence (2-17 ???, 1-3) 22

Antonian (19-8, 4-0) 39, Incarnate Word (17-8, 3-2) 32

Friday’s results

District 28-5A

Steele (19-4, 5-0) 60, East Central (9-15, 2-3) 36

South San (10-16, 1-4) 66, Corpus Christi King (3-9 ???, 0-5) 48

Corpus Christi Carroll (23-6, 4-1) 66, Southwest (19-7, 3-2) 58

District 28-4A

Brackenridge (22-5, 10-1) 75, Young Women’s Leadership Academy (1-22, 0-12) 31

Highlands (19-10, 9-3) 63, Edison (12-17, 5-6) 56

Brennan (21-0, 12-0) 77, Jefferson (9-14, 4-8) 9

District 29-4A

Harlandale (17-10, 6-3) 56, McCollum (8-15, 4-5) 35

Kennedy (8-16, 3-6), 48, Memorial (5-21, 1-8) 30

Medina Valley (19-8, 8-1) 66, Uvalde (8-13, 2-6) 48

Floresville (18-10, 8-1) 68, Southside (13-12, 5-4) 43

District 28-3A

La Vernia (22-5, 5-0) 81, Poteet (4-21, 1-4) 20

Sam Houston (5-16 ???, 4-1) 67, Pleasanton (5-20 ???, 2-2 ???) 26

Somerset (10-10 ???, 1-2 ???) at Hawkins (2-13 ???, 0-4), 7:30 p.m. (score unavailable)


Austin Hyde Park (???, 0-2) at San Antonio Christian (1-3 ???, 0-0), 6:30 p.m. (score unavailable)

Holy Cross (11-20, 1-2) 45, TMI (4-7 ???, 0-2) 36

Austin Regents (18-4, 2-0) 50, San Marcos Baptist Academy (???, 1-1) 44

Saturday’s results

District 28-4A

Lanier (11-14 ???, 8-4) 57, Fox Tech (5-20, 2-10) 8


Antonian (19-8, 4-0) 59, St. Anthony (16-7, 2-3) 45

Austin St. Michael’s (10-12, 2-2) 69, Corpus Christi John Paul II (9-3 ???, 0-3) 41

Incarnate Word (18-8, 4-2) 57, Providence (2-18 ???, 1-4) 20


Austin St. Dominic Savio (19-10, 3-0) 88, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (23-5, 2-1) 61

Victoria St. Joseph (???, 2-0) 54, Cornerstone Christian (9-3 ???, 0-2) 35

BOYS BASKETBALL: This week’s results (thru Jan. 18)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of Jan. 12-18

Monday’s games

District 28-4A

Brennan (18-4, 6-0) 48, Edison (16-10, 5-1) 44

District 28-3A

Sam Houston (14-9, 2-0) 78, Somerset (3-13 ???, 1-1) 46

Tuesday’s games

District 28-5A

East Central (16-7, 2-0) 78, Southwest (5-18 ???, 0-2) 56

Steele (12-11, 2-0) 64, South San (11-12, 1-1) 40

Corpus Christi Carroll (11-4 ???, 1-1) 77, Corpus Christi King (6-12 ???, 0-2) 57

District 28-4A

Highlands (10-12 ???, 4-2) 70, Fox Tech (1-21, 0-6) 19

Lanier (17-6, 3-3) 55, Brackenridge (11-13, 2-4) 36

Burbank (10-12, 2-4) 54, Jefferson (6-17, 2-4) 45

District 29-4A

Floresville (10-11, 6-0) 78, Kennedy (3-19 ???, 1-5) 58

Medina Valley (11-13, 2-4) 44, Memorial (6-15 ???, 2-4) 43

Harlandale (16-9, 5-1) 74, Uvalde (8-13 ???, 2-4) 39

McCollum (15-9, 5-1), 78, Southside (6-19, 1-5) 58

District 28-3A

La Vernia (19-2, 2-0) 57, Hawkins (5-19, 0-2) 43

Pleasanton (6-13, 1-1) 77, Poteet (5-10 ???, 0-2) 43


Austin Hyde Park Baptist (4-10 ???, 2-0) 63, Austin Regents (7-7 ???, 0-2) 43

Cornerstone Christian (2-5 ???, 0-0 ???) at San Marcos Baptist Academy (5-7 ???, 0-1), 8 p.m. (score unavailable)

Austin St. Dominic Savio (9-10 ???, 1-0 ???) 45, Holy Cross (6-18 ???, 1-1) 36

San Antonio Christian (26-10 ???, 2-0) 57, Victoria St. Joseph (???, 0-2) 37

TMI (20-8 ???, 2-0) 52, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (2-13 ???, 0-1) 17


Central Catholic (17-6) 73, FEAST (10-14 ???) 47

Friday’s games

District 28-5A

South San (12-12, 2-1) 70, Corpus Christi King (6-13 ???, 0-3) 59

East Central (17-7, 3-0) 76, Steele (12-12, 2-1) 62

Corpus Christi Carroll (12-4 ???, 2-1) 82, Southwest (5-19 ???, 0-3) 81 (OT)

District 28-4A

Highlands (11-12 ???, 5-2) 52, Brackenridge (11-14, 2-5) 48

Edison (17-10, 6-1) 50, Jefferson (6-18, 2-5) 30

District 29-4A

Floresville (11-11, 7-0) 64, Southside (6-20, 1-6) 46

McCollum (16-9, 6-1) 75, Harlandale (16-10, 5-2) 68

Memorial (7-15 ???, 3-4) 72, Kennedy (3-20 ???, 1-6) 57

Medina Valley (12-13, 3-4) 56, Uvalde (9-14 ???, 2-5) 41

District 28-3A

La Vernia (20-2, 3-0) 80, Poteet (5-13 ???, 0-3) 18

Sam Houston (15-9, 3-095, Pleasanton (7-14, 1-2) 49

Somerset (4-13 ???, 2-1) 71, Hawkins (5-20, 0-3) 58


San Antonio Christian (27-10 ???, 3-0) 55, Austin Hyde Park Baptist (3-11 ???, 1-1) 23

TMI (21-8 ???, 3-0) 50, Holy Cross (6-19 ???, 1-2) 36

Austin Regents (8-6 ???, 1-1) 53, San Marcos Baptist Academy (5-8 ???, 0-2) 34

Saturday’s games

District 28-4A

Lanier (18-6, 4-3) 38, Burbank (10-13, 2-5) 33

Brennan (19-4, 7-0) 92, Fox Tech (1-22, 0-7) 22


Corpus Christi John Paul II (17-12, 0-0) at Laredo St. Augustine (???, 1-0), 3:30 p.m. (score unavailable)


Austin St. Dominic Savio (10-10 ???, 2-0 ???) 43, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (2-14 ???, 0-2) 16

Victoria St. Joseph (???, 0-2) at Cornerstone Christian (2-5 ???, 0-0 ???), 2:30 p.m. (score unavailable)

BOYS BASKETBALL: Lanier-Highlands photo gallery, Jan. 9, 2014 (photos by KJ Toso)

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Highlands point guard Jamaria Moody goes airborne to get off a shot against tight defense from Lanier junior Carlos Gutierrez.
Highlands point guard Jamaria Moody goes airborne to get off a shot against tight defense from Lanier junior Carlos Gutierrez.

Lanier senior Rodrigo Garcia knifes toward the basket after getting around a pair of defenders.
Lanier senior Rodrigo Garcia knifes toward the basket after getting around a pair of defenders.


Highlands' JerMichael Shirley skies to win the opening tip vs. Lanier.
Highlands’ JerMichael Shirley skies to win the opening tip vs. Lanier.