Gator Boys Basketball

8th Grade and 7th Grade Are Champions!
Posted on 02/26/2018

8th A-team:

Congratulations goes out to our 8th grade boys’ A-team for their victory last Thursday as they were able to work through as a team/family and made sure that the District Title was theirs.  Our boys jumped out with a comfortable 10 point lead at halftime but the Jaguars of Gutierrez made a 2nd half run and led by as much as 5 points late in the 4th quarter (2:10 left).  Our gators came out and surprised the Jaguars with their full court press and as fast as you can say something, gators jumped out with a comfortable 7 point lead with less than 30 seconds to go.  Final score was 54-60 gators over jaguars.  This gave our 8th grade boys their district championship share with our sister school, Los Cuates.  I am extremely proud of this group of boys for their hard work and dedication they showed each other and me throughout this unbelievable basketball season.  I will surely miss these boys, but they have a bright future ahead of them their next 4 years.  

8th B-team: 

Congratulations also to our 8th grade light team for their victory over the jaguars of Gutierrez.  Unlike our a-team, this group of boys were down by 8 points at halftime and showed character the 2nd half as they came back from being down most of the game and came out on top with a final score of 19-23.  Our boys completed a great feat as they went undefeated the 2017-2018 season with a record of 8-0.  Great job to this group of boys and their hard work throughout the year.  Coach Huerta is happy he was able to take over this group of boys midway through the season and he himself did a great job as well.  We wish this group of boys nothing but the best in their remainder of the year and next year.

7th A-team: 

In the final game of the season the Gators went up against the Panthers from Vela Middle School to determine the District Championship.  As the game started the Mighty Gators seemed ready to bring the title home to Resaca as the Gators pulled out to a 12-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.  As the second quarter got underway 7th grader Daniel got injured in an attempt to grab a rebound as he rolled his ankle on another players’ foot.  Still the Gators kept their composure and went into halftime with the lead 16-14.  At the start of the third Vela was able to make several runs and scored ten points in the quarter as the Gators just managed two points at the end of the 3rd Vela had the lead 24-18.  The fourth quarter the Gators had the opportunities but just couldn’t convert into points.  By the end of the game the Panthers came out on top beating the Gators 32-24.  Scoring for the Gators was Ruben Limon with 2 points Joe Joe Rodriguez with 5 points and Adolfo Hernandez also with 5 points and 8 rebounds, Angel Arce chipped in 6 points with 2 three pointers and also with 6 points and 7 rebounds before his injury was Daniel Torres. The 7th grade boys finished the season as the Southern Region 32-6A 7th Grade Champions with a 6-2 record.

7th B-team:  

Congratulations goes out to the 7th grade boys’ basketball light team for defeating the Vela Panthers 27-9.  Scoring for the Gators was J. T. Lozano, Jose Barnard, Javier Ramos, Travis Heredia, Ernesto Uribe all with 2 points.  Daniel Hernandez chipped in 4 points down low, Ivan Galvan added 5 points and Tony Lerma with a team high 8 points.  With the win the Gators finish the season at 8-0.  Coach Santa Ana and Coach Loera are very proud of both teams and look forward to coaching them next season.  The coaches would also like to thank all of the support for our boys throughout the season

 

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