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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Pearsall evened its district record at 2-2 entering play Tuesday evening as they bounced back from a pair of losses to Crystal City and Hondo to top Carrizo Springs Saturday morning, January 27 in a makeup of a previously postponed contest.
After a nearly two week layoff, Pearsall rallied in the third to top the Owls on January 23. The team then took on Crystal City Tuesday evening and dropped a narrow 50-43 decision. They followed that up with another close loss to the Owls on Friday, January 26, losing 56-47.
The Mavs then took on Carrizo Springs Saturday morning in a redo of their previously scheduled January 15 contest and won a hard-fought 75-71 decision.
After trailing by as many as 11 points in the first half, Pearsall made a run to cut it to five points and eventually trailed 33-26 at the half.
The Mavericks continued their push in the third as Mark Ovalle nailed a pair of clutch three pointers in the stanza to give Pearsall a 42-38 lead. After outscoring the Wildcats 23-9 in the period, the Mavs led 49-42 going into the fourth.
Carrizo Springs would rally in the fourth, outscoring Pearsall 22-15 down the stretch to force overtime at 64-64.
Pearsall outpointed Carrizo Springs 11-7 in the extra period as they held off the Wildcats’ late push to claim the four-point victory and notch their second league win.
The Mavericks currently sit tied for second in the standings with Crystal City. Uvalde is in first at 4-0 in District 30-4A. Hondo is third at 1-3 and Carrizo Springs sits winless in league play at 0-2.
The team took on Carrizo Springs Tuesday evening, February 2 and will be at Uvalde the following Tuesday, February 9. Pearsall will close out the regular season schedule on Friday, February 12 at home against Crystal City. They do also have a make-up game on Monday, February 15 against Uvalde.