Mavs remain fourth in standings, split league outings


RJ Ortiz drives to the hole while Zoe Torres backs down a defender in action against Crystal City.

Pearsall split league outings last week, crushing Carrizo Springs before dropping a narrow 56-51 decision to Crystal City.

The Mavs remained in fourth place in the standings following the decisions with only four games remaining on the schedule. The team was off on Tuesday evening but resumes play this Friday at Devine.

Pearsall jumped all over the Wildcats last Tuesday, racing to a 21-5 first period lead en route to a 75-49 decision.

Mark Ovalle led the team with 16 points, six rebounds and a steal while Joey Amaya added 15 points, four boards and six steals.

Kristian Vasquez added 14 points, three rebounds and a steal while David Rendon tallied 12 points, six boards and two blocks.

Jasiah Vaquera had ten points, four rebounds, two steals and a block. RJ Ortiz finished with seven points and four steals with a rebound.

Pearsall led early against Crystal City, jumping out to a 10-5 lead in the first before falling behind 20-16 at intermission. The Javelinas then outpoints the Mavs by a point in the second half to hold on for a 56-51 win.

“Yeah, it hurt bad but I know, next time, we can get them,” PHS Head Coach John Hernandez said. “It puts us in fourth place right now.”

Amaya tallied 16 points in the win with 13 rebounds and two steals while Vasquez and Ortiz both had ten points. Ortiz added five rebounds and two steals while Vasquez had three steals and two boards.

Isaiah Garcia finished with seven points, two rebounds and a steal.

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