Last night, November 18, 2021, the 8th Grade Pirates opened their basketball season versus the Dilley Wolves. The B Team started off fast-paced and lots of energy back and forth from both teams. The Pirates went into the half with the lead. The second half was filled with a different story and they began to slow down in the third quarter and let the lead slip, however, the Pirates rallied in the fourth to pull the game close. In the end, we came up short, but it was no surprise that these young gentlemen played with energy and effort for all four quarters. They will be an exciting group to watch this season!
Dilley 24 – Lytle 18
Following the B team, the A team was set and eager to make their debut. From the tip-off, the Pirates started off with aggressive defensive led by Toby Davila and Lee Mills, pressuring the Wolves into early stops and turnovers. Chase Guevara picked up where he left off last season, being the focal point of the offense, finding his open teammates down in the paint of an easy bucket, on the wing for the mid-range jumper, or penetrating the Wolves defense for some acrobatic finishes himself at the rim! Coming off the bench to supply much-needed energy and rest for our guys, were Antonio Castro, Damian Barco, Darrius Garcia, and Diego Reyna. Their minutes allowed us to still play fast and physical defense, and keep our guys freshly rotated which was huge in the second half to outlast the Wolves!