The 16th-ranked Pleasanton Eagles may have suffered their first loss of the season, but they came away with first place out of the gold bracket at the San Antonio Christian School Adidas Tip-Off Classic over the weekend.
Their only loss of the tournament came on the second day of the tournament in a 61-52 result against Class 6A San Antonio Johnson.
The Eagles picked up wins against Brackenridge (59-49), St. Mary’s Hall (85-47), no. 4-ranked Lubbock Trinity Christian (68-61), San Antonio Christian (72-48) and Lanier (51-44) in the championship game of the gold bracket.
In their semifinal meeting with San Antonio Christian, Santiago Arguijo dropped 29 points and RJ Marquez put up 20. Marquez and Arguijo were tied for the team tournament-high scoring mark since Marquez put up 29 in the win over Lubbock Trinity and Arguijo had also dropped 29 in their win over St. Mary’s Hall.
Dalton Hobbs posted 23 points against Johnson and 20 against Trinity on the second day of the tournament.
Pleasanton (7-1) hosted Fox Tech on Tuesday and dominated from start to finish for a 106-43 win.
Tuesday’s win marked the first time the Eagles scored over 100 points since last season’s 102-51 win over Cuero on Feb. 8. It was their largest margin of victory since their 112-42 win over Poteet last January.
The Eagles were led once again by Santiago Arguijo scoring 29 points in the win for a second consecutive game. He was one of five Eagles to score in double figures.
RJ Marquez dropped 13 points in the win with Juan Lopez right behind him with 12 points.
Both Dalton Hobbs and Kade Loeffler had 10 points for Pleasanton’s cause on Tuesday.
Pleasanton improved their record to 8-1 with the dominant win, marking the second straight year with eight wins be- fore the end of November.
Pleasanton now gears up for a rivalry game in which they’ll welcome Jourdanton to town on Dec. 3.
Pleasanton and Jourdanton have not faced each other on the hardwood since February 2016.
The Indians would go on to beat Pleasanton 50-47 in their last meeting to complete the season sweep of their county rival.
Eventually, realignment would see the Indians drop to Class 3A and away from the rivalry. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Pleasanton.