Yantis Boys and C-P Boys and Girls
Advance in Winner's Bracket
At Saltillo Tourney
by: Bobby McDonald
In tough basketball action on Thursday at the Saltillo Invitational Tournament, the Yantis Owl's Boys and the Como-Pickton Boys and Como-Pickton Girls Teams were among those advancing in the Winner's Bracket, for the tournament, after early wins on Thursday. "There was some mighty physical basketball and the competition was 'keen' all day long," observed one fan. "This always brings out the best of the teams as they get started in the season's basketball action and is an opportunity for local teams to see how they "match-up" with the competition!"
Como-Pickton's Boys Team met the Saltillo Lions and won the match 57-37, in an intense game, on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, the Como-Pickton Lady Eagles defeated the Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears in a close 46-35 match-up, to advance to the winner's side of the bracket, for Friday action.
The Yantis Owls were "pitted" against a physical Roxton team, and came out the victor, in Thursday's match-up, as they advance to the winner's bracket, as well.
Stats of the Yantis game, from Coach Chris Hightower, were as follows:
Yantis vs. Roxton (Boys)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Yantis 12 25 10 13 61
Roxton 9 22 14 11 54
Yantis Scorers Roxton Scorers
#1 Allen Rose - 2 #3 Robinson - 6
#4 Ezequiel Sandoval - 2 #10 Mcguire - 4
#5 Jesus Sandoval - 3 #21 Green - 20
#11 Gerry Hernandez - 14 #22 A. Walker - 17
#31 Ty Davis - 11 #24 J. Walker - 3
#34 Pecos Hurley - 26 #30 Williams - 11
3 pointers Yantis - Ty Davis (1) Roxton - McGurie (1), A. Walker (1), Green (3)
Yantis will play Avery on Friday, in what promised to be a great game, (pitting the Owls against their former coach), at 5:30 PM.