8th Grade Colts take on Carrizo Springs

The Devine 8th grade Colts played Carrizo Springs in the DSAC last Thursday. The Gold team lost in a heartbreaker 27-26, while the Maroon team fell 49-20.
The Gold team had opportunities to pull out the victory but only connected on 10 of 27 free throw attempts while the Wildcats hit 3 of 10 from the charity stripe. The Colts only managed to put the ball in the basket on eight of their field goal attempts.
Leading the way for the Gold was Brayden Reyes who had 11 points. Carson Suhr chipped in seven, while Ayden Leal and EJ Gonzalez each had three points. Donovan Dixon scored the Colts remaining three points.
Carrizo Springs took a slim 7-4 advantage after the first quarter of play, but the Colts fought back to take a 16-13 lead at the break. Devine led by one point going into the final period before the Wildcats eeked out the one-point victory.
Free throw shooting hurt the Maroon team as well as they connected on only 12 of 33 attempts as a team. Carrizo led after each quarter of play and held a 24-10 advantage at halftime.
Devine had a tough go of it trying to put the ball in the hoop. The Colts hit only four shots from the field for the entire game, with all four coming in the first half.
Wero Torres paced the Colts with 8 points, followed by Jacob Rodriguez’s 5 points and Matthew Gomez’s 3 points. Eli Contreras netted 2 points while Tony Saldivar and Logan Davis each scored one point.
Coach speak
Coach Scott Taylor lamented the missed opportunity to pull out the win in the Gold game and knows that more made free throws in the Maroon game could have made the score more respectable saying, “The kids played really hard and improvement on the skills we focused on this last week was evident. We need to continue to work on our shooting form as missed free throws were a huge factor in both games.”
Up next
The Colts travel to Uvalde to take on the Coyotes Thursday, December 17. The high school gym is used for all four games (7th B/A, 8th B/A). The first game begins at 4:30pm with each following game scheduled in one-hour increments.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer