With just over a month left in the regular season, Poteet currently is in position to make the playoffs. Following a 73-33 victory over South San Antonio West Campus last Friday night, the Aggies are currently fourth in district with an opportunity to separate themselves from the other teams.
The Aggies wasted no time moving the basketball as they built up a 34-21 lead at halftime. Behind a strong defensive rotation, the Aggies extended their lead in the second half, outsourcing South West 39-12. Poteet Head Coach Sean Spain emphasized the importance of the next few games for his team following the victory.
“We talked to the guys about the next four games being a must win for us,” Spain said. “And just coming prepared every day to work during practice. I felt like the guys responded every single quarter that we came out here. We put our heads down and we tried to win every single quarter and that’s what we did.”
Senior Diego Puente led the charge with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Jordan Hammonds also put together a solid performance, contributing with 12 points and nine rebounds. Puente has been an efficient playmaker for the Aggies throughout the season and believes the energy comes from his teammates throughout the early morning practices.
“The energy just starts in the gym,” Puente said. “We come in here at six in the morning on weekdays. We bring the energy and it transfers from practice into the game. We keep this energy up and keep it going into the next game.”
Poteet was dominant in the paint against South West, outscoring them 58-10. As a team, they shot 50.8% from the field and outrebounded South West 56-20. The Aggies were down a couple players heading into the game and had to make adjustments. However, Spain was pleased with the effort he saw from the guys who stepped up.
“I think a lot of teams are having to struggle with COVID,” Spain said. “We got some guys that are down, but it’s the next guy up. So we called a couple guys up from our sub-varsity and they came out and contributed and left it all out there. So we’re proud of their effort. If we’re in a situation where they need to come up and play the next couple games, we feel very confident that they’re able to come in and contribute and hold it down for us.”
The Aggies hosted Karnes City Tuesday night. Scores were unavailable at the time of publication. Poteet will travel to Natalia on Friday before returning home next Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off against Jourdanton.