By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR.
Special to the PRESS
The Men’s basketball team participated in the Brahmas Holiday Shootout Tournament and came out with a 3-1 winning record. The Tarpons took the first game against the 5A CC Moody Trojans 60-58. The Tarpons lost game 2 to 6A PSJA North 69-55. On the second day of the tournament the Tarpons drew San Perlita Trojans, a team that beat PI earlier in the year in the San Perlita Tournament. After a slow start the Tarpons rallied to pull off the upset 69-65. Kaiden Martinez came up big in the game notching 22 points & 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. The Tarpons finished strong and won their final game versus the Kingsville Brahmas 65-50 behind great rebounding efforts by Kaiden Martinez and Cole Pinkerton. Los Fresnos secured the tournament championship with its 62-58 win over Laredo Nixon.
The (15-5) Tarpons will kick off the district games this Friday, January 3, when they travel to Raymondville to take on the Bearkats at 2:00 p.m.
The Lady’s basketball team participated in the 8-team Lyford Holiday Classic and came away with a 3rd place finish. The Lady Tarpons won their first game against IDEA Donna 44-30. In their second game the Lady Tarpons fell to the Santa Maria Lady Cougars 58-30. The Lady Tarpons finished strong as they beat Kingsville King 56-39 to secure 3rd place. Santa Maria won the tournament championship with a dominating 49-20 win over the Lyford Lady Bulldogs.
The (10-8) Lady Tarpons will resume play this Friday, January 3, as they travel to Raymondville to take on the Lady Bearkats at 6:30 p.m.