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BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Dilley topped D’Hanis in its home opener last week but struggled in action at the Natalia basketball tournament in non-district action over the weekend.
Alex Ayala and Dorian Aranda combined for 27 points to lead the Wolves to a 48-44 decision over the Cowboys on November 28.
“Being only our second game together as football season just ended, we look promising for district competition down the line when our team chemistry is built up,” DHS Head Coach James Rodriguez said. “We’re still missing a few key players that are ineligible or hurt like point guard Jacob Lopez (2022-23 District Newcomer of the Year), center Charles Morales and power forward Michael Perez.
“We graduated six or seven seniors last year so we’re also rebuilding.”
Ayala led the way with 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists while Aranda added 12 points, 14 rebounds and seven steals and a block.
Dilley then traveled to Natalia for tournament action at the annual Mustang Classic but struggled at the event, winning only one of five outings.
The Wolves notched an 81-58 win over Charlotte on Friday but dropped a pair of contests to Jourdanton, 90-39 and Natalia, 65-50, to open the event on Thursday. Dilley then fell 63-37 to Ingram Tom Moore and 78-43 to the Lee Academy of Science and Engineering.
“We went 1-4 at the tournement, we’re still struggling to get going,” the coach said of his team at the Natalia tournament. “But it’ll get better as the season progresses and athletes get more basketball under their belt.”
The Wolves returned to action on Tuesday evening as they played host to Charlotte in another non-district outing. Dilley will then take part in the Tilden Classic Tournament this weekend.