South Houston senior Andres Molina launches a jump shot enroute to a 24-point performance.
MOLINA POURS IN 24
AS TROJANS HIT 20-WIN MARK
South Houston senior Andres Molina scored 24 points to carry
the red-hot Trojans to a 67-59 victory over home-standing Dobie Tuesday night and command of the race for the District 22-5A boys championship.
The Trojans, lightly regarded at the start of the season, hit the
20-victory plateau with still one game to play in the month of January.
The contest, a showdown of teams with perfect 3-0 district marks, remained close until the third quarter when the Trojans outscored the Longhorns 19-11. Dobie's hopes of pulling even in the fourth quarter faded under weight of foul problems.
Four Longhorns fouled out in the fourth quarter, including three starters.
The Trojans, under first-year coach Patrick McCoy, coasted to
20-9 for the season and 4-0 in district play. The Longhorns fell to 15-10 and 3-1.
Calvin Mitchell backed Molina's 24 points with 12 of his own.
Seniors Edward Peabody and Jonathan Vargas paced Dobie with 18 points each.
The Trojans led by only a 27-25 margin at halftime.
South Houston closes the first half of district play on Friday night against Memorial High.
Dobie guard Edward Peabody puts up a long jump shot in front of the South Houston bench.
Dobie guards Dominic Simon (13) and Mauri Mark try to control a loose ball as South Houston defenders Andres Molina (3), Anthony Davis (5) and Calvin Mitchell (20) close in.
South Houston's Anthony Davis (5) tries to avoid a trap sprung by Dobie's Mauri Mark (11) and Devonte Banks (15) near midcourt.