Junior High basketball
Both 7th-grade Lady Tigers teams won their matchups last week with the A-team beating Bay City 19-12 and B-team by an even bigger 32-9 margin. The 8th-grade teams enjoyed similar success with their A-team winning 32-11 and B-team pulling out a close 13-9 win.
Both 8th-grade boys teams also won with B-team blowing out Bay City 31-5. Some of their standouts were Ethan Hart, Brock Blevins, Eric Wilson and Reed Dittert. The win put their season record at 2-2. A-team was a much higher-scoring affair but also a much closer race as the Tigers beat out Bay City 54-45. Brooks Redden, Callen Rabius, Connor Krenek, Logan Eschenburg and Karson Anderson were some of the stars for the team. Their season record now sits at 3-2 on the season.
After beating rival Sealy for their first district win of the season, the varsity boys Brahmas team looked to establish themselves among the top of the district with two matches against Tafford and Needville. Unfortunately for the Brahmas, they couldn’t emulate their success against Sealy and fell to both teams. They were blown out by Stafford at home by a score of 76-29 and lost to Needville on the road by a score of 59-50. The loss dropped their district record to 1-2, tying Sealy for fourth place.
The Lady Brahmas have been similarly struggling as they have begun district play. They played their first district game against Columbus earlier this month losing 30-21. After beating Royal 55-49 four days later, it looked as though they would be able to stay competitive. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case for their past three games in which they’ve lost to Sealy, Stafford and Needville by an average of 24 points. The Lady Brahmas currently sit at the bottom of the district.
The Blinn College men’s basketball team never trailed in the game against San Jacinto College- Central in order to pick up a 72-66 conference victory on the road.
“Anytime you can get a win on the road, especially at San Jacinto, it is huge,” Blinn head coach Scott Schumacher said. “Our guys played tough and hard and I am really happy for them.”
Markques Houston led the way for the Buccaneers in scoring with 17 points. Antione Lister was next with 16 points, while Bradley George followed with 14 points and Tony Lewis with 10 points.
The Buccaneers led the entire first half until San Jacinto College-Central made a basket at the buzzer to even the score 25-25. Blinn was the first to score in the second half to take back the lead and hold on to it for the remainder of the game.
The win increases Blinn’s overall record to 12-6 and Region XIV record to 3-5.
Blinn will be back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. to face Coastal Bend College in the Kruse Center.
The Blinn College women’s basketball team fell to conference opponent Jacksonville College 78-53 last Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville.
Jade Rochelle led Blinn with 14 points as the only Buccaneer to reach double digits on offense.
Blinn fell behind early as Jacksonville grabbed a 28-18 lead in the opening quarter. Jacksonville extended its lead to 42-33 at the half and held onto it for the remainder of the game.
In the third quarter, Jacksonville outscored Blinn 23-10 to pull ahead 65-43. Jacksonville continued to stay on top of Blinn in the final quarter for the victory.
With the loss, Blinn’s overall record drops to 9-9 and Region XIV record falls to 3-6. Blinn will face Tyler Junior College for the first time this season when the Buccaneers return home to the Kruse Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m.