Warhorses knock off Pearsall; still alive for playoff spot

Warhorse #4 Tanner Davis pulls down a rebound with teammates #14 Cecilio DeLaGarza #23 Eli Contreras and #1 Devo Dixon

Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer
Devine took a huge step in possibly qualifying for the state playoffs as they took down Pearsall last Friday 60-50 on the Mavericks home court. This win put Devine back in the fourth spot of District 29-4A but still need some magic to happen over the course of their last three games.
vs Pearsall
The Horses used a big 19-5 second quarter surge to help them defeat Pearsall 60-50 on February 2. Devine dropped their first two games of the season against Pearsall by double digits each time but was more than ready for the challenge in this one as they built a lead as big as 19 points before closing out the 10-point win.
Even though the Horses were the visitors, they shot the ball well, hitting 40% of their shots while holding the Mavericks to 32% on their home court. Devine also made 10 of 18 free throws compared to 3 of 12 for their counterparts.
Four Horses hit double figures led by Tanner Davis and Makhi Burford who each drained 16 points while Mason Beaver and Elijah Contreras each scored 10. Contreras had a good night on the glass as well hauling down 9 rebounds.
Stats vs Pearsall
Tanner Davis 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals; Makhi Burford 16 points, 4 rebounds,1 assist;…

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