Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Varsity Basketball beats Karnes City 51 – 43

51 Natalia High School
43 Karnes City High School
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Natalia High School vs Karnes City High School
51 43
1 22   14
2 6   14
3 10   7
4 13   8

On Friday, the Mustangs traveled to Karnes City to take on a really athletic Karnes City team. The Mustangs got going early as they jumped out to a 22-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, the Badgers turned things up defensively and held the Mustangs to 6 second quarter points as the teams headed into halftime tied at 28. The Badgers jumped out to an early lead in the 3rd quarter going up by a score of 35-32 before Coltin Richardson knocked down a big 3 to tie the game at 35. With the game tied at 35, Enrique Deosio was fouled on a 3 point attempt as the 3rd quarter buzzer sounded and calmly knocked down all 3 free throws to give the Mustangs a 3 point lead heading into the 4th quarter. The Mustangs continued to play well as they took a 14 point lead with about 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter. The Badgers continued to fight but they Mustangs were able to hold on for a 51-43 victory to pick up their second win in district play to improve to 2-0. “I was proud of the guys for the way they responded after falling behind in the 3rd quarter. We’ve shown at times that we can play really well, then other times we get out of character. We have to be better at playing well for 32 minutes if we want to continue to win games.”

Enrique DeOsio – 15 points, 6 rebeounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Fabian Ruiz – 12 points, 6 rebounds
Coltin RIchardson – 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals