Jackets break even at
Harper -- Opening the season a couple of weeks later
than the schedule said, because of their extended football season,
the Sabinal Yellowjackets went to the Harper Tournament over the
weekend, coming away with two wins and two losses.
The Jackets started the season last Thursday, Dec. 5, against a
traditional 1A power, Moulton. A rough first quarter saw the
Jackets fall into a 15-point hole, and they wound up losing by 14
to the Bobkatz, 54-40. Mat Medina led the Jackets with 21 points.
Later in the day, the Jackets held off a late Utopia rally to
beat the Buffaloes, 64-60. Felipe Negrete led the way with 20
points, with 14 from Medina and another nine from Gilbert Torres.
Medina also added 13 rebounds.
Friday at Harper, the Jackets dropped a close contest to
Ingram, 62-57. Medina recorded another double-double, with 15
points and 11 rebounds. Justice Gonzales scored 10 points and
Negrete added nine.
In Saturday’s final game, the Jackets took control in the
second quarter, in a 47-40 win over Sonora. Negrete let it fly,
with 21 points, including six three-pointers. Medina scored nine
points, wile Dylan Lopez pulled down nine rebounds and had six
The Jackets will open play in the SWTJC Tournament in Uvalde
Thursday morning, Dec. 12, with a 10 a.m. game against La Pryor.