Edinburg Vela moving on after beating Hanna - Brownsville Herald: Premium

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Edinburg Vela moving on after beating Hanna

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:52 pm

A pretty successful basketball season continues to get even better for the Edinburg Vela Sabercats.

The Sabercats pulled away from a feisty Brownsville Hanna squad during the fourth quarter to capture a 65-58 Class 6A bi-district victory Tuesday night at the Golden Eagles’ gym.

District 31-6A co-champion Vela (26-10) moves on to the area round of the playoffs later this week to face McAllen Rowe or Laredo United South.

"Our perseverance is what stood out to me in this game," Vela coach Lucio Rodriguez said. "Our guys never gave up. It started with the technical (awarded to Hanna before the game started to make it 2-0). We battled some adversity, and the guys' resilience showed. They wanted this game.

"This win is great for our players," Rodriguez added. "We do this so we can see them celebrate. Just seeing them celebrate brings a joy to the team. We're trying to give our seniors the best season that we can. It's all about them. We're trying to give them a memorable season to look back upon in the future as one of their best."

Hanna, the District 32-6A co-runner-up, ends its season at 18-14.

“I think we played excellent basketball,” Hanna coach Fermin Lucio said of his team’s effort against the Sabercats. “I can’t ask anything more of a team. We scored probably the most points we’ve scored all year long, and the boys executed to perfection."

For more on this story, please visit RGVSports.com.

Online Features

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>