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Chargers alone atop 32-5A after beating Pace

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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:07 am

Following a game at Lopez, Brownsville Veterans Memorial coach Larry Gibson said that in order to be the champion, you have to beat the champion.

One week later, the Chargers took a big step in doing just that.

Damian Maldonado and Justin Anaya combined for 36 points and helped the Chargers hand the Pace Vikings a 67-54 District 32-5A loss Tuesday night at Brownsville Veterans.

"I just saw a lot of heart from my team," Gibson said. "I think Pace is one of the better teams in the (Rio Grande Valley. When you put these two schools together two miles apart, it's just a war. We won this war, and we have another one coming up. This was just two teams that wanted this game real bad. Both teams fought hard, and I think we just fought a little harder, that's all."

The Chargers move to 6-0 in district play, and the Vikings fall to 5-1 after suffering its first district loss since 2017.

The Vikings struggled offensively during the second half, making just six shots from the field, including one in the fourth.

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