By: Dillon Myers
The head coach of Boys’ Basketball, Coach Marquez, stated his expectations for the season is, “To do the best they can during district. To go as far as we can during the playoffs.” When asked what his favorite thing about basketball is, Coach said, “My favorite thing about basketball is the competition, to see the boys compete every single day. They push themselves to compete and play as hard as they can every single day. Whether it’s in basketball practice or during school.”
The Eagle boys won by a long shot on November 17th up against Brooks Collegiate Academy. Three days later, they had a close game against Lanier, once again coming out on top. The next day, on the 21st, the Eagles lost 63-65 against Wimberley. On November 24th, the Eagle boys lost to Young Men’s Leadership Academy. The Eagles stomped Winn four days later, with the score coming out to be 76-34. Bandera took quite a beating on the first day of December, with the final score being 84-49. Hondo lost to our Eagle boys on the fourth of December, with the score being 76-40. The following day, the Eagles won against Del Rio by 22. Nearly a week later, the Eagle boys won against Luling. The next week, Uvalde and Jones both were crushed by our Eagle boys. This was followed by a three-game losing streak by our Eagles on the 19th, 21st, and 30th by Southwest, New Braunfels, and San Antonio Christian, respectively. On the second of January, the Eagle boys won against Davenport. Three days later, they won against Fox Tech, with the score ending as 74-47. On the 8th, the Eagle boys barely lost against Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering, with the score being 61-69. On the twelfth and nineteenth, the Eagles beat Navarro and Gonzales, with the scores being 60-52 and 68-38, respectively. The Eagle boys lost to Cuero on the 22nd and lost to La Vernia on the 26th. On the 29th of January, the Eagles won against Navarro. Then, on the fifth of February, the Eagle boys won yet again against Gonzales, with the score turning out to be 85-42. The Eagle boys´ playoffs game, which took place on the 23rd, ended with a losing score of 53-57.
Coach Marquez commented that the end to their season was unfortunate, later adding, “The guys did a really good job. It’s one of those things you hate to see ending…” Coach Marquez went on to say, “I’m looking forward to seeing the boys play hard. For them to come out and grow as players. We strive to push them as hard as we could in sports, school, and life in general.”
That’s All, Folks!