On Tuesday December 16th, the Armadillos traveled to Sonora to take on the Broncos. The Broncos took the lead after the first quarter 18-9. At the half, Sonora’s lead was still 9, leading 30-21. By the end of the third, the Dillos cut the lead to six, trailing 36-42. In the fourth, the Dillos went back and forth, at one point cutting the lead to two. Sonora won the contest 57-51.
Our kids gave good effort. We had a chance when we cut it to two, but we just didn’t get it done. Scoring for the Dillos: Ross Williams – 20, George Long – 11, Braden McBee and J Miles – 5, Chance Gotcher and Chase Key – 2, and Hector Jimenez – 1.
On Friday December 19th, the Dillos faced Grape Creek in another road game. After trailing by 12 at the half, 20-32, the Dillos cut into the “Creek’s” lead and trailed by 6 at the end of three, 35-41. In the fourth, the Dillos continued their comeback. With about 15 seconds remaining on the clock, and trailing 51-52, the Dillos had one last chance. We threw the ball in on Grape Creeks end and pushed the ball up the floor and Grape Creek forced a turnover. With 3 seconds remaining, Grape Creek threw the ball in and ran out the clock. “I was very proud of our kid’s effort tonight. This was the first game this year that I truly thought we played like a team. It was truly a team effort.”
Scoring for the Dillos: Ross Williams – 15, George Long – 14, Tucker Cromer – 8, Chase Key – 6, Braden McBee and Hector Jimenez -3, and Hayden Oliver – 2.
The Armadillos will have a full week off for the Christmas break, and will resume play January 2nd, hosting Brady for the first game of District play.