Dripping Springs sinks Seguin with three-point barrage
Posted on 1/20/2018 9:24:00 AM.
(Seguin) - Dripping Springs drained nine three-pointers in the first half and 12 total Friday night to hand the Seguin boys basketball team a 68-44 disrict loss at Goldie Harris Gym.

The Matadors' plan to slow the pace and play a methodical, deliberate brand of basketball evaporated before anybody broke a sweat. Seguin missed layups on its first two possessions after patiently working the ball out of its four-corner offense, and the Tigers burried two early threes to build an 8-0 lead with game just a few minutes old.

Dripping Springs hit seven more threes in the first half, turning a 19-10 cushion at the end of the first quarter into a 20-point lead in the second period. The Tigers settled for a 38-21 margin at halftime after Seguin's Joseph Vela drilled a three at the buzzer.

"My hats off to them," Seguin head coach Dwayne Gerlich said. "They came down and knocked shots down. They hit nine threes if the first half. I don't know if they missed one - they might have missed one or two, but it was unbelieveable shooting by them, and then you get out of your game plan, then we have to take a few quicker shots, because we're down. We can't just stand there and hold the ball too long."

Dripping Springs outscored the Mats 14-6 in the third quarter to take a 52-27 lead into the fourth, and extended the margin to 30 before settling for the 24-point win.

Christian Martinez led Seguin with nine points on a night when no Matador reached double figures. The Tigers held the Matadors' best offensive player, junior forward Trystin Silas, to just seven points - eight below his average - after a two-game streak of scoring at least 20.

Vela and Evan Head added six points apiece, R.J. Acuna and Brian Cashed contributed five apiece, and Seguin got three each from Michael Mickles and Justice Head.

The loss drops Seguin (10-16) to 3-4 in Disrict 26-5A at the mid-point of the district schedule. The Matadors are now tied with Marble Falls for fifth place in the standings, one game back of fourth-place Kerrville-Tivy (4-3). Alamo Heights (7-0) is alone in first place, while Dripping Springs and Boerne-Champion shared the second spot with identical 5-2 district marks.

Gerlich is still optimistic about his team's odds of grabbing one of the four available playoff spots as Seguin moves into the second round of district play.

"We just have to go get some of those teams that got us the first time, such as Kerrville-Tivy and Marble Falls, and then take care of business with Lockhart and Medina Valley, and we'll be right where we should be and have a chance to get in the playoffs," the coach said.

Seguin opens the second half of the 26-5A schedule Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. road game against district leader Alamo Heights.

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