Seguin girls rout Medina Valley, move to 3-1 in district play
(Seguin) – Medina Valley employed a 2-3 zone defense with futile results against the Seguin girls basketball team Tuesday afternoon, as the Matadors used a flurry of layups and points in the paint to notch a 64-42 District 26-5A win at Goldie Harris Gym.
Senior post Desiray Rodriguez led Seguin’s balanced scoring attack with 14 points, Carsyn Dietz added 11, and Hannah Patek finished with 10.
Head coach Ricky Fernandez commended his team for playing aggressively and efficiently enough to find high-percentage shots against the Panthers.
“We’ve been really working on trying to work on our zone offense, and really kind of looking for the actual points of attack,” Seguin head coach Ricky Fernandez said. “It helps that we have a big girl down low, where we can position her to lob it in, and that really helped us today.”
Seguin jumped out to a 20-12 lead by the end of the first quarter and used an 18-9 run in the second period to take a 38-21 cushion into halftime.
The Matadors didn’t allow Medina Valley to come any closer than 14 points in the second half. Seguin took a 51-34 lead into the fourth quarter. The Panthers scored the first bucket of the final period before the Mats used a 7-0 run to extend the lead to 58-36.
In addition to the trio who reached double figures, Karlynn Villegas chipped in with nine points, Klary Carter, Duvelsa Briones, and Madyson Tausch each put in six, and Kaitlyn Baker added two.
The win moves Seguin (9-16) to 3-1 in District 26-5A. Fernandez says the Matadors understand that they’re in solid position to factor heavily in the race for a playoff berth.
“I still believe we’re a playoff team,” the coach said. “It’s just going to come down to can we win the certain games that we need to win, and put ourselves in that position. We’re there. We’re 3-1, which is great, and we’ve got a tough stretch coming up here with Marble Falls, and Tivy, and Boerne-Champion, but the ball bounces a whole bunch of ways, and we can sneak in. We’re just going to have to believe in it and work at it.”
Seguin continues district play Friday with a 6:30 p.m. road game in Marble Falls.
Seguin boys edge Medina Valley for district road win
(Castroville) – Seguin boys basketball found the District 26-5A win column for the first time Tuesday evening by edging Medina Valley 54-49 in Castroville.
The Matadors trailed 16-9 at the end of the first quarter and 33-24 at halftime before rallying in the second half for the five-point win.
Seguin post Evan Head led all scorers with 18 points. Christian Martinez also reached double figures with 10. Michael Mickles finished with seven points, Trystin Silas and Arturo Hernandez added six apiece, Joseph Vela chipped in with four, and Brian Cash had three.
Seguin is 1-1 in district play, 8-13 overall. The Matadors host Marble Falls in a 26-5A contest this Friday at Goldie Harris Gym. The game will air live on KWED 1580 AM and Seguintoday.com, with pre-game at 6:15 and the opening tip at 6:30.