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2011-12-07 / Sports

Jourdanton Indians fall in Consolation Title game


ERIC SMITH
SPORTS EDITOR

Jourdanton Indian Kenny Huscke takes the ball up strong during their game against the Canyon Lake Hawks. Be sure to visit our website for a look at who the Indians will face during the Poteet Roundball Round-up. Jourdanton Indian Kenny Huscke takes the ball up strong during their game against the Canyon Lake Hawks. Be sure to visit our website for a look at who the Indians will face during the Poteet Roundball Round-up. After notching their season opening victory over Pearsall, Jourdanton was in Marion this past weekend for a two day tournament. The Tribe was able to win one out of three games in the tournament, as they will carry a 2-2 record into the Poteet Aggie Roundball Round-up this weekend.

Pearsall- The Jourdanton Indians opened their season at home against Pearsall. It didn’t take Jourdanton long to find their basketball legs, as they were rocking and rolling early on. Jourdanton was able to execute their offense and dominate Pearsall from start to finish.

In the first quarter, Jourdanton was able to jump out to a 17-14 lead after one quarter of play. In the second Jourdanton was hot from everywhere, as they forced turnovers on Pearsall; outscoring the Mavericks 27-6 en route to a 44-20 lead at the half.

Brent Tymrak plays great defense during the Marion Basketball Tournament last weekend. Brent Tymrak plays great defense during the Marion Basketball Tournament last weekend. In the second half, Pearsall was able to edge Jourdanton 19-18 in the third and 14-11 in the fourth, but it wasn’t near enough. Big Red was able to finish with a 73-53 victory.

Scoring- Jr. Elizondo 15, Kenny Huschke 11, Colton Hurt 11, Daniel Oliva 8, Nick Lopez 7, Ruben Garcia 6, Brent Tymrak 2, and Preston Weden 2.

Marion Tournament: Canyon Lake- The Jourdanton Indians came out cold against a talented 3A Canyon Lake Hawk ball club. The Hawks were able to outscore Jourdanton 9-5 in the first quarter and 14-9 in the second, which allowed them to hold a 23-14 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Hawks were able to edge Jourdanton 13-9 scoring in the third quarter to extend their lead going into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth, Jourdanton began to play their style of basketball, which resulted in them outscoring the Hawks 19-10. Unfortunately, it was a little too late as the Hawks escaped with a 46-42 victory over Jourdanton.



Scoring- Garcia 11, Elizondo 9, Oliva 8, Huschke 5 and Lopez 2.

Poteet- After falling to Canyon Lake in the first round of the tourney, the Indians faced Poteet in a loser bracket match-up. Poteet was able to hold a slight edge early in the contest, with an 11-10 lead after one.

In the second quarter, the Indians used their quick and aggressive defense to force a number of Poteet turnovers. As a result, Jourdanton out ran the Aggies in a 21-4 advantage in the quarter, allowing Big Red to take a 31-15 lead into the half.

In the second half, Jourdanton outscored Poteet 11-8 in the third, before being outscored 13-10 in the fourth. At the end of the contest, it was Jourdanton who ran away with a 52-36 victory.

Scoring- Elizondo 17, Oliva 13, Anthony Elizondo 11, Tymrak 5, Garcia 3, Lopez 2, Hurt 1.

St. Gerard- After defeating the Aggies, the Tribe advanced to the Consolation Championship where they were pitted against the St. Gerard Royals out of downtown San Antonio. Things did not start out well for Jourdanton, as the Royals were able to hold a 16-5 advantage on the Tribe after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, the Indians offense came alive, but their defense never could hold the Royals down. Jourdanton was able to outscore St. Gerard 16-15 in the second quarter, but the Royals were the team who held a 31-21 lead going into the half.

In the second half, St. Gerard was able to outscore Jourdanton 15-12 in the third quarter and 20-10 in the fourth quarter as they ran away with a 66-43 victory over the Indians.

“I am pleased with where we are defensively right now as the offense will catch up in time. Our biggest bright spark is our leadership and attitude right now. Those two dynamics are driving every practice and are apparent in our games. With only two weeks to play until we open up district competition, that attitude will play a key role in our preparedness for George West,” stated Coach Josh Wadsworth.

Scoring- Garcia 11, Oliva 10, Hurt 7, Weden 5, A. Elizondo 4.

Upcoming Games- This coming weekend the Jourdanton Indians will compete in the Poteet Roundball Roundup in a three day tournament. Be sure to check out the tournament bracket online at www.pleasantonexpress.com (sports tab).

On Monday, December 12th the Indians will travel to La- Vernia to face the Bears with three games set to begin at 5:00 p.m.

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