The Brahmas varsity basketball team’s rough stretch continued last week as their losing streak was extended to three games. Bellville’s most recent loss against Columbus was particularly harmful as their current district record sits at 3-6 which is enough for them to sit at the fourth and final playoff spot. Columbus sits behind them with a district record of 2-7. With Bellville’s last game against Royal, it is a must-win if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. If the Brahmas miss out on the playoffs, it would be the first time they’ve done so since 2014.
The Lady Brahmas have already seen their playoff hopes dashed as they sit at the bottom of their district. They finished their season on Feb. 6 after beating Needville 35-27. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak and ensured they would be tied with the Blue Jays for last in the district instead of holding that spot alone. Their overall record on the season was 7-22.
After a three-game losing streak in early January, the Brahmas boys soccer team has continued to turn the season around and extended their winning streak to six after beating Needville 4-2 last week. The Brahmas have scored four goals twice in that span and five goals in a shutout win over Smithville. Their current record sits at 8-5-1 with a 1-0 record in their district after winning against Needville.
On the girls' side, Bellville bounced back from being shutout 4-0 against Montgomery by beating Needville 3-1 for their first district win. It was just the third time this season the Lady Brahmas have scored multiple goals in the same game. The game against the Blue Jays was tied at one going into the half but Bellville founds its offensive stride, scoring their final two goals in the last half to secure the victory.
Blinn College men’s basketball used its balanced scoring to jump out early and hold the lead the entire game as the Buccaneers took down San Jacinto College-Central 85-69 last weekend in the Kruse Center.
“We did a really good job of attacking San Jacinto from the inside with our scoring,” Blinn head coach Scott Schumacher said. “I am very excited and humbled to be able to sweep San Jacinto in the last year of their existence. It is one of the most storied junior college basketball programs in the NJCAA and I thanked my players after the game for giving me that memory in my coaching career.”
The Buccaneers defeated San Jacinto earlier in the season 72-66. The win was their 13th at home to improve their overall record to 16-8 and Region XIV record to 7-7.
Blinn College women’s basketball let a four-point lead slip away in the final quarter for San Jacinto College-North to come back and defeat the Buccaneers 67-60 last weekend in the Kruse Center.
“We had the lead in the fourth quarter but struggled to score and take care of the ball in the last eight minutes,” Blinn head coach Jeff Jenkins said.
Jade Rochelle led Blinn’s offense with 16 points, while Alexus Wykoff followed with a season-high 12 points. Rayanna Carter and Alanna Spencer each chipped in nine points. With the loss, Blinn’s overall record falls to 10-15 and Region XIV record falls to 3-12.