The first week of 13th annual CV Summer League in Veribest went very well for Northside Hoops. The Chiefs finished the night with 4 wins and 1 loss. The Braves played hard against two very good Wall squads.
The Freshman 2’s started off the night with a thrilling 1 point win over Cornerstone. Almost everyone scored a bucket, and I was really impressed with their ball movement. They all moved well without the ball and played very fluid together. The rebounding from JJ Padilla and Davashtion Manley gave them the extra edge.
The JV 2’s followed with a 35-26 loss to TLCA’s Freshman team. Angel Herrera started out the game on fire and played well on both ends of the floor. The guys were only down by 2 at half time. They missed several transition opportunities. In the end, it was the rebounding that cost them this game.
The debut of the Freshman 1’s was worth the wait. They beat the Robert Lee Varsity 44-24. The team was up 20-12 at the Half and continued to roll from there. Carlos Robledo and Jayden Mermella finished with 12 points apiece. The team rebounding and ball movement were great.
The JV 1’s had an impressive win over Wall’s JV White team 44-6. Devyn Paz led all scorers with 13. Santos Rangel chipped in 11. Juan Perez added 7. Jacob Chappa was a hustle machine, and Gabe Ruiz’s defense kept the Wall kids frustrated. Everyone moved well without the ball.
The Varsity, with it’s 6 man roster, finished off the night beating Irion County 48-26. Johnathan Espinosa hit his first 4 shots and finished the night with 8 points. Erick Torres added 11. Jesse Greer led the Chiefs with 16 and a bunch of rebounds. Ace Cortez’s hustle on the offensive boards allowed the Chiefs to dominate the game.
The Junior High teams are continuing our presence in the JH Division. They are an important piece to the Chief Basketball puzzle. This is the second season that we have All-Lincoln boys teams competing, and it makes me very proud!
All thanks goes out to the Coaches/parents who are giving up their time to help these boys succeed and earn their future spots with Chief Basketball. Great things are going to continue happen for us, as our program continues to grow and flourish