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Bellville basketball

As the Brahmas head into their final two games of the regular season, it looks as if they’re firmly entrenched in the fourth and final playoff spot in the district. As Needville (6-1) and Stafford and Royal (5-2) battle it out for the top spot, Bellville currently sits atop Sealy with a 3-4 overall record. After losing to Royal in big 80-51 fashion, the Brahmas seemed get back on course with a 67-46 win over rival Sealy. Unfortunately for Bellville, their progress took a big step back after losing to Stafford 62-38. Bellville has two more games left on its schedule including a home game against last-place Columbus and their final game of the regular season against Needville.

For the Lady Brahmas basketball team, the outlook is much bleaker. They dropped a close game against Sealy 32-29 on Jan. 30 and then suffered another loss on the road against Stafford to extend their losing streak to seven with one game remaining that will be played during press time for The Sealy News. The team’s record currently sits at 1-8 in the district which has them tied for last place, tying with Needville. If the Lady Brahmas do wind up at the bottom of the district, it would be the second year in a row they find themselves there at the end of the season.

Bellville soccer

The Bellville varsity soccer team has rebounded well after starting the season 2-5-1 by winning five straight matches. After beating Navasota on the road on Jan. 30, the Brahmas saw their offense come alive against Hempstead. The Brahmas split two goals evenly in each half. The team’s record now sits at 7-5-1 and will begin district play against Needville on Friday.

Blinn basketball

Blinn College women’s basketball player Alanna Spencer recorded a season-high 25 points for the Buccaneers last week against Bossier Parish Community College. The Buccaneers posted the second highest amount of points in a game this season but Bossier Parish managed to come out on top 92-87.

Spencer led the Buccaneers after sinking eight three-pointers, while Kayla Konarik followed with 15 points after shooting five baskets outside the line. Aaliyah Holmes recorded 12 points in the game.

With the loss, the Buccaneers fall to 10-13 overall and 3-10 in Region XIV conference play.

Blinn College men’s basketball fell to Jacksonville College 72-65 last week as well despite the Buccaneers’ defense holding Jacksonville to 22 points underneath its scoring average.

“We competed and played hard,” Blinn head coach Scott Schumacher said. “Unfortunately on the road you have to play close to a perfect game to win and we didn’t do that tonight.”

With the loss, the Buccaneers fall to 14-8 overall and 5-7 in Region XIV conference play

Blinn College baseball recovered from an early four-run deficit with a walk-off win in their season home opener last week. Zach Cherry drove in the final run for Blinn to top Angelina College 6-5 in the first game of the doubleheader before Angelina defeated Blinn 9-6 in the second game.

With the split, Blinn’s record moves to 2-2 overall.

“They had to find their way back into both games today and they kept competing, so I like what this team is about,” Blinn head coach Harvey McIntyre said. “I am proud of them. They stayed in the fight and good things happened for them.”


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