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DISTRICT 27-3A BASKETBALL
Dilley is third in league standings behind state-ranked Poth and Lytle in 27-3A play.
Dilley reeled off five straight league wins before falling to state ranked Lytle in 27-3A basketball action recently.
In action prior to Christmas, Dilley opened league play with a 70-48 rout of the San Antonio West Campus Cougars. Dilley then topped Karnes City 78-66 on December 21 before edging Natalia 55-42 on December 28. The Wolves then used a strong second half push to outlast Jourdanton 46-38.
The Wolves then went 1-1 in district play last week, crushing Poteet 48-29 before dropping an 83-51 decision to the Pirates. Lytle is currently ranked 18th in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches state poll.
Landon Keck had big outings in the wins over Natalia, Jourdanton and Poteet. He posted 20 points, ten rebounds and seven blocks over the Mustangs and went off for 16 points, 14 rebounds and ten blocks for his second career triple-double against Poteet. He then added 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks against the Indians.
Vicente Cantu had 21 points and five steals in the win over West Campus and 14 points and nine steals against Jourdanton.
In the win over Poteet, Dilley broke open a close contest in the second quarter. Leading 9-7 after the first, the Wolves outscored Poteet 14-6 in the second to grab a 23-13 halftime lead. They then limited the Aggies to 16 second half points as they rolled to the 29-point win.
Dilley’s lone district loss to Lytle on Friday came on the heels of a strong second half by the Pirates. Lytle jumped out to a 16-7 lead after the first but Dilley scored 20 points in the second to trail 36-27 at intermission. The Pirates then outscored the Wolves 22-12 in the third, to increase the lead to 58-39 going into the final stanza. Lytle then added 25 in the fourth to pull away for the 22-point victory.
Dilley currently sits third in the standings behind unbeaten Poth (6-0) and Lytle (5-1). Dilley is also 5-1 in league play but Lytle currently holds the head-to-head tiebreaker edge. Poteet and Karnes City sit tied for the fourth and final playoff spot at 3-3 apiece. The two faced off against each Tuesday evening.
Cotulla is sixth at 2-4 in district while Jourdanton is seventh with an extra loss at 2-5. The Indians defeated Cotulla earlier in the year.
Dilley hosted Cotulla Tuesday evening and will host Poth on Friday, January 14.