7th Grade Maroon and Gold Colts pluck Owls

Devine’s 7th grade Maroon and Gold team Colts each picked up a victory over the Owls in Hondo last Thursday. After a slow start to the game to trail at the end of the first quarter, the Maroon stormed back to take the 43-28 win. The Gold team wasted no time in their 54-10 plucking of the Owls as they jumped out to a 13-point advantage after the first quarter and never looked back.
Hitting double-digits for the Maroon was Ethan Dye with 13 points, six rebounds, and two steals. Ray’Sean Beaver contributed eight points to go along with his five steals, four assists, and two rebounds.
Hondo burst out to a 14-6 lead at the end of the first quarter as the Maroon could not connect early on. Devine fought back with a 16-point second quarter while limiting Hondo to only six points to take a narrow 22-19 lead into halftime.
The Maroon team doubled their intermission lead to six after a slow-paced third quarter. Devine put the game out of reach with a strong fourth quarter, however, outscoring the Owls 15-6 in the final frame to close out the 43-28 victory.
Karter Brown had six points, four rebounds, and five steals while Tanner Davis posted five points, two rebounds, and four steals. Tyler Hinnant also had five points and chipped in two steals and an assist.
Mason Beaver had two points, two assists, and a steal and a block. Mason Saunders scored a two-point basket and had one rebound while Christian Monreal also had two points, two steals, and a rebound. Jackson Hagdorn and Karson Ray had four rebounds apiece.
In the Gold team’s 44-point thrashing of Hondo, Devine hit the double-digit mark in scoring all four quarters while limiting the Owls to quarters of 4, 4, 2, and 0. Jorge Silva paced the Gold with 17 points on the night. Riley Gutierrez was next in line with 11 points.
Devine increased its 17-4 advantage after the first quarter to 28-8 going into the halftime break. The onslaught continued as Devine took a 43-10 lead into the final quarter.
The Gold’s defense turned their intensity up to another level, not allowing the Owls a single point in the fourth quarter while putting up eleven of their own to close out the 54-10 victory.
Cecilio De La Garza had eight points while Caden Mann and Bob Hicks-Hernandez had six and five respectively. Ty Sadler chipped in three points, while Deryck Frazier and Bo Wheeler each had two points.
Up next
The Pearsall Mavericks come to Devine Thursday to take on the Colts with game time scheduled for 5:00 pm in the old DHS gymnasium.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer