7th grade Colt hoopsters stomp Pearsall

The Devine 7th grade Colt Maroon and Gold basketball teams blasted Pearsall last week in the Devine High School Gymnasium. The Maroon team cruised to a 56-21 victory, while the Gold team slammed the Mavericks 28-8.
The Maroon Colts, paced by Christian Beaver’s 20 points, stormed by Pearsall 56-21 with the game going in Devine’s favor wire to wire. The Colts led 13-5 after the first six minutes.
Devine turned on the afterburners in the second quarter outscoring Pearsall 15-0 to bump their lead to 28-5 going into halftime. The Colts took a 46-13 lead into the fourth quarter.
Aside from Beaver’s game-high 20 points, Marco Munos poured in 15 as the only other Colt in double figures. Rowdy Esparza chipped in 8 points, Cole Reyes added 7, Jacob McKee got 4 points, and Sergio DeLeon scored a single basket. Carlos Talamantes and Becker Byrd also contributed in the 35-point victory.
Jace Martinez and Gavin Sanchez each scored 7 points to lead the Gold team past Pearsall 28-8. Estaban Mendoza tallied 6 points, Jack Rumfield chipped in 4 points, and Larry Martinez and Shawn Lowe each had a single basket. Gage Whitaker, Andres Hernandez, and RJ De La O also performed well in the 20-point win.
Devine left little doubt who the better team was early in the ballgame as they outscored Pearsall 15-2 in the opening frame. The Colts increased their lead to 23-4 at halftime after scoring 8 second quarter points.
Interestingly enough, the 28-8 score at the end of the third quarter also happened to be the game’s final score as neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer