PHOTO / JEFF BERGER   

Hondo junior Cesar Reyes poured in 53 points in the Owls’ two games this week, with 27 against Carrizo Springs and 26 more on Tuesday at Crystal City. Pearsall visits Hondo on Friday.

PHOTO / JEFF BERGER

Ryan Schulte connects from downtown for three of his 26 points at Crystal City.

Hondo blows out CS, CC as district play commences

 

By Jeff Berger

Anvil Herald Publisher

 

     Getting out to a 2-0 start in District 29-4A play this week, the Hondo boys’ basketball team scored a pair of one-sided wins over Carrizo Springs and Crystal City.

     The Owls have won five straight contests to get to 17-9 for the season, and will continue league play this week, with two home contests. The Owls will host Pearsall on Friday, Jan. 24, and Devine, which will also still be unbeaten in district, when the teams meet on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Both games in the HHS new gym will tip off at approximately 7:30.

     Friday, Jan. 17, on a White-Out night against the Wildcats, the Owls jumped out to a first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to an 82-51 win.

     Already up 17-10 after one period, the Owls’ defensive pressure led to big outputs in the middle quarters, and they  outscored the  Wildcats by 12 in both the second and third. Hondo had its 31-point margin by the end of three, leading 67-36.

Cesar Reyes had the hot hand offensively, scoring 27 points, with 17 from Ryan Schulte and 11 more from Aaron San Miguel. Sean Constante added another seven. Reyes and Schulte both grabbed nine rebounds, while San Miguel led the team with five steals.  Schulte had three blocks.

     Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Crystal City, the Owls put up 53 in the first half on the way to a 91-71 romp over the Javelinas.

CC had cut a 12-point deficit at the end of a quarter to 28-20 with the first four points of the second period. But from there, the Owls took over and dominated, racing away to a 53-27 halftime lead.

     Both Schulte and Reyes poured in 26 points each, as the team shot better than 50% from the floor. San Miguel was also in double digits with 16 points and Constante had seven. On the boards, Reyes also had a 10-rebound night, with eight from Schulte and six from Constante. Reyes led the team with six assists and four steals. Avin Ibarra also had five assists.