Indians win three of four in home tournament



EXPRESS Jourdanton’s Jarel Lilly runs on a fast break against Nixon- Smiley on Nov. 29. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON

EXPRESS Jourdanton’s Jarel Lilly runs on a fast break against Nixon- Smiley on Nov. 29. JOE DAVID CORDOVA | PLEASANTON

Jourdanton’s boys basketball team won three of four games during the Jourdanton Classic, gaining early-season conditioning against respectable competition.

“The thing that’s most important to us is getting better. When you can take three out of four against some good competition, some different looks from teams from different areas and different-sized schools, that’s huge for us,” said Jourdanton head coach Truman Reagan.

Jourdanton (4-2) downed Nixon-Smiley 70-38 to start pool play on Nov. 29. Jarel Lilly hit a layup to give the Indians an early 13-2 lead. Jacob Reyna scored seven of the first nine points of the second quarter for a 26-9 edge. Colton Schuchart hit a pull-up three-pointer near the end of the second quarter to give Jourdanton a 38-16 halftime lead. Reyna finished with 17 points. Lilly had 11 points. Payton Gonzales had 10 points. The Indians downed Boerne Geneva 55-37 on Nov. 30. They led 30-13 at halftime. Reyna scored 16 points. Lilly added 11 points.

Jourdanton ran into a difficult challenge against Bastrop (6-3), falling 82-41 to a Bears team that would win all four of its tourney games.

“When you play really good 5A teams like Bastrop and Flour Bluff [on Nov. 27], it shows your kids where we want to be and where we can be,” said Reagan.

Lilly scored 13 points against Bastrop while Reyna had nine points.

In a matchup between the second place teams from Pool C and Pool D on Dec. 1, Jourdanton defeated John Paul II 69-39. John Paul II came within 43-30 in the third before Jourdanton went on a decisive 16-0 run.

“We want to be momentum killers,” Reagan said.

Lilly scored 20 points. Reyna had 18 points.

Jourdanton beat Poteet 60-32 at home on Dec. 4. Lilly scored 15 points.

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