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8th Grade A Team struggles against Boerne, Wimberley

By Jesse Zimmel BMS student

The Bulldog 8th Grade A Team traveled to Boerne Thursday, Nov. 29 only to come home with a 34-11 loss to the Greyhounds.
The game was definitely a post battle and a game of rebounds. Center Carson Wilke was the only player to score for the Dogs in the first quarter. Boerne led at the end of the period, 4-2.
Players like Abraham Mata are what define a team. Basketball legend Michael Jordan said, "When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals." Mata follows that standard. He dribbles with his head up and passes on a rope. He puts his heart into every minute he is on the court.
The Bulldogs had to rely on frequent fouls from the Hounds who committed 14 violations in the first half. Landry Kinsel, Dylan Bess, and Josh Jaur each made a free throw. However, Boerne led at the half, 14-7.
Boerne took over the second half, scoring 20 points to Bandera's four.
On Dec. 6, the A Team lost to Wimberley, 30-26, with guard Trevor Legget leading the offense with five points. Connor Chesshir led the defense with three steals and one defensive rebound.
B Team loses 45-22
The B Team squad defense created pressure on the outside but were unable to overcome a superior Boerne team. Point guard Aidan Keane swished in a 3-pointer, and guard Aaron Givens put in a couple of field goals, along with a 3-pointer of his own.
Rhett Brink took over as center for the second quarter and dominated in the paint with 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.
In the second half, Nathaniel Janell carried the team's defense with 5 steals. Givens led the offense with 10 points.
At the final buzzer, the Greyhounds had won the dogfight.
On Dec. 6, the B Team lost a squeaker to Wimberley, 28-26. Guard Jacob Kimbrel put in 10 points who also led the defense with four steals and one defensive rebound.