Trojans drop two on the basketball court

The road life didn’t pay any favors to the Charlotte Basketball team, as the Trojans came up short in two 30-1A games. The Trojans dropped games in D’Hanis and Sabinal, as they fall too 5-24 overall and 2-9 in district action.

D’Hanis- The Trojans were on the road in D’Hanis last Tuesday, February 7th where they were facing a tough D’Hanis squad. The Cowboys were able to use their aggressive defense, to pick up a 49-27 victory over the Trojans.

No stats or scoring were available.

Sabinal- The Trojans had a rough road trip Friday night as they visited the district leading Sabinal Yellow Jackets (21-3, 9-2).

“We ran into a hot shooting Sabinal squad. It was a night in which Sabinal could not miss,” stated Coach Jeff Niemietz.

The Jackets came out on fire during the first three quarters of the game. Sabinal was able to explode with 21-points in the first quarter, as Charlotte managed to put together a 7-point quarter.

In the second, the Trojans came alive and matched the Jackets intensity. Sabinal was able to produce a 22-point quarter, as Charlotte looked outstanding with a 21-point quarter. This allowed the Jackets to take a 43-29 lead into the half.

In the second half, Sabinal put the Trojans down for the count in the third, outscoring them 32-8. This resulted in a lopsided 75-37 score going into the final quarter.
In the fourth, the Trojans outscored the Jackets 10-7, but it was not nearly enough as they fell 82-46.

“We had a pretty good night shooting. The issue occurred after the half when they continued their hot shooting hitting from outside and inside with a 32-point third quarter. In the fourth, we played hard and outscored them, but they still coasted to the victory,” added Coach Niemietz.

Scoring- Johnny Luna 16, John Mark Pesqueda 10, Brady Watts and Steven Oropeza 6, Andres Garcia 4, Jonathan Cutler and Nick Luna 1.

The Trojans were at home on press night in their final game of the season against playoff bound S.A. Gervin Academy.

Next week we will have a complete report on the final game, a look back at the season and a look at the seniors who will graduate.

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