AGGIES FALL TO APACHES

J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

J GARCIA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Poteet’s Chelsie Martinez dribbles past a defender during the Aggies’ 69- 32 loss to Gonzales on Jan. 4.

The Aggies (8-17, 1-4 District 4A-30) hung close with the Apaches through the first quarter, trailing 17-11, but Gonzales charged up its offense to take a 39-14 halftime lead.

Clarissa Bermea led the Aggies with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals. Chelsie Martinez had six points and three steals. The Aggies totaled 13 steals and 30 rebounds.

Poteet lost 61-25 at La Vernia on Jan. 8, the Aggies’ fourth straight loss. The Aggies trailed 25-1 after the first quarter and 36-12 at halftime. Bermea and Iris Shaver both had  five points. Chelsie Martinez had four points, five rebounds and two steals. Isabella De La Garza had four of the team’s 16 steals.

Poteet won one of four games at the Beeville tournament. On Dec. 27, the Aggies lost 37-30 to Three Rivers. They trailed 6-5 after the first quarter before gaining a 13-11 halftime lead. However, Three Rivers exploded with a 17-4 edge in the third quarter to lead 28-17. Emily Zavala led the team with 13 points and seven steals. Kayli Kennedy had 10 rebounds and two steals. The team totaled 15 steals and 29 rebounds.

Also that day, Poteet beat Taft 42-13. The Aggies led 19-8 after the first quarter and 26-11 at halftime. They shut out Taft in the third quarter while advancing to a 34-11 advantage. Hannah Watts had 10 points and four rebounds.  Zavala had nine points. Kennedy had eight points, five rebounds, five steals and a block. Poteet totaled 23 steals and 35 rebounds.

On Dec. 28, Poteet lost 51-31 to John Paul II. The Aggies trailed 17-3 after the first quarter and 31-14 at halftime. Bermea had eight points, four assists and two steals. Martinez and Richelle Gutierrez both had six points.

Also that day, Poteet lost 51-24 to Sinton. The Aggies trailed 18-6 after the first quarter and 32-11 at halftime. Martinez had nine points. Zavala had six points. Kennedy had eight rebounds, two steals and four blocks.

Poteet eclipsed its win total from last season when it beat Brooks Academy 51-9 on Dec. 21. Zavala had 17 points and seven steals. Kennedy had eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. De La Garza had nine points and 10 steals. Poteet totaled 29 steals.

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