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Tigers dominate Eagles
FLORESVILLE -- It’s no longer a district rivalry, but when the Floresville Tigers and Pleasanton Eagles face one another, a lot of pride and bragging rights are still on the line. The two teams met on the hardwood Dec. 13, and it was Floresville that had its way with Pleasanton en route to a 62-35 victory.
The Tigers came out strong in the first period of play to completely dominate the Eagles. Pleasanton was held to just 2 points throughout the first eight minutes of play, while Floresville dropped in 17.
The offensive pace continued for Floresville in the second period, though the Eagles did manage to find the bottom of the basket a few more times. As the buzzer signaled the end of the first half, a peak at the scoreboard revealed a 30-10 Floresville advantage.
Both teams came out strong in the third period, putting up their best scoring efforts of the night. The Eagles more than doubled their points from the first half with a 14-point third-period effort. At the other end of the floor, Floresville was scoring at a blistering pace of its own, dropping in an additional 19, giving the Tigers a 49-24 lead heading into the final stanza.
Pleasanton was able to add 11 more to its total in the fourth period, but Floresville stayed ahead of the Eagles’ pace with another 13 points of its own. When the final buzzer sounded, it was a clear victory for the Tigers by the final score of 62-35.
Charlie Albert led the Floresville offense with 17 points on the night, followed by Darren Orth with 11, and Jaron Medina with another 9. Mason Ray and Derek Moczygemba each dropped in 7 points, Austin Villanueva was good for 4, and Kalvin Amil scored 3 points during the game. Andres Morales and Cody Payne each scored 2 points.
With the win, the Tigers improve to 8-6 on the year. The team was scheduled to play Medina Valley Dec. 16, and St. Anthony Dec. 19. The Tigers will then enjoy a short break before returning to competition at the Corpus Christi Calallen Tournament Dec. 28-29.
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