(Seguin) - Senior point guard Christian Martinez scored a game-high 21 points to help the Seguin boys basketball team end a two-game losing streak District 26-5A Friday night with a 55-42 win over Medina Valley at Goldie Harris Gym.
Seguin used an 11-4 run in the first quarter and an 18-10 advantage in the second period to build 29-14 halftime lead. Medina Valley won the third quarter 9-6 to make it a 12-point game heading into the fourth, but the Matadors edged the Panthers 20-19 in the final period to notch the 13-point win.
Evan Head chipped in with eight points for Seguin, Trystin Silas added seven, and Arturo Hernandez ended up with five. Brian Cash and Joseph Vela netted four apiece. Michael Mickles, R.J. Acuna, and Justice Head finished with two apiece.
The win moves Seguin to 4-5 in district play, 11-17 overall. The Matadors occupy the fifth spot in the 26-5A standings, two games back of Kerrville-Tivy and Dripping Springs (both 6-3) with five left on the schedule. Alamo Heights (9-0) and Boerne-Champion (7-2) are alone in first and second place, respectively.
Seguin tries to avenge one of its district losses Tuesday night with a road win over Marble Falls. The Mustangs (16-11, 3-6) are in sixth place after falling to Kerrville-Tivy 50-42 on Friday, but they beat the Matadors in the first meeting between the teams, 74-55 at Goldie Harris Gym on Jan. 5.
Tuesday's Seguin - Marble Falls rematch will air live on KWED 1580 AM and Seguintoday.com, with the opening tip slated for 6:30 p.m. and pre-game coverage at 6:30.