Santa was good to the Armadillo Basketball team over the Christmas Holidays. On Monday, Dec. 31st, the Armadillos hosted Lometa. The Dillos jumped out to an 18-9 great first quarter lead and were never really threatened after that. Kelan Verette had a great first quarter, scoring 11 of his 20 points in the 1st. At the half, the Dillos increased their lead going in up 31-20. In the third quarter, our defense played really well and held Lometa to 4 points while increasing the lead to 45-24. When the buzzer sounded, the Dillos were on top winning 62-38. Kelan Verette led the scoring for the Dillos with 20 points; Aaron Perez had a great game also. Aaron had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Luis Vega scored a few himself and had 10 points, Kolton Ellis had 7 points, J.T. Mathis had 5 points, Caelob Hardman had 3 points, Ryan Guidroz had 2 points, and Garrett Welch and Issac Zepeda had 1 point.
On Friday, Jan. 4th, the Armadillos traveled to Johnson City. This game was more evenly matched. After one quarter of play, the Dillos led 9-6. At the half the Dillos still had the lead 21-19. After three quarters of play, the Dillos increased their lead to four, leading 36-32. In the fourth quarter, our press defense paid some dividends causing some turnovers and allowed us to pull away a little more, and we ended up winning the game 51-43. Scoring for the Dillos were: Kelan Verette with 16 points, JT Mathis with 9 points, Aaron Perez and Luis Vega with 8 points, Garrett Welch and Issac Zepeda with 4 points, and Caelob Hardman with 2 points.
The Dillos are on a 3-game winning streak heading into District. On Tuesday, Jan. 8th, the Dillos host Meridian for our District opener at 8:00p.m. Then on Friday, Jan. 11th, they will travel to Goldthwaite. Please come out and support our Lady Dillos and Dillos.