Tarpons rope Gators


The Port Isabel Tarpons opened the 2010-’11 dis­trict season with a win last Friday, closing out the cal­endar year with a 62-55 decision over the La Grulla Gators at Tarpon Gym.

With an opening tip-off of 12:40 it was the last day game on the regular sea­son schedule. And it was your hoops reporter who controlled the opening tip. I one-handed the ball to the ref after the Tarpons’ Blake Sapp tipped it out-of-bounds onto the steps next to me.

It was game-on after that as the two teams traded the lead five times in the first half. Port Isabel’s 1st quar­ter 8-5 lead was the biggest by either side. The Tarpons took a 25-22 advantage into the break.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Jan. 3 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press.

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