The 8th grade A Lady Steers defeated Snyder Monday 28-23. It was a great defensive game. Zoey Castillo and Kalyn Whitehead led the way on defense. Mya Blanco and Ryen Terrazas were the leading scorers with 8 points each. Tristan Smith and Alex Enriquez both had 4 points.
The 8th grade "B" lady steers faced Snyder we fell short but had great defensive and offensive plays. The leading defenders were Mallory Paul, kayleigh Muniz, Kylee lynch, and angelica Calderon. Offensive leaders were Celestina Quintana, Kayleigh Muniz, Gabby Gonzales, and Trinity Robertson. The lady Steers face Snyder again tomorrow.
The 7th grade A team won against the Snyder Tigers in a close game. The Lady Steers played hard and executed well. top defenders were Alyson Castaneda, Kisa Cate, Kaydence Canales and Loni Mendez. Offensive players of the game were Elaina Arredondo, Monica Gutierrez and Daniah Wrighter.
The 7th grade B took a big win over Snyder Monday night. Mia Bustamante and Jalen Sykes were the leading scorers. Genna Bedinger and Emily Matthews were key on offense as well. Valerie Barriios and Neli Mendez were strong on defense. The whole team hustled and worked hard.
On Monday, January 8th the Big Spring Steers Junior High boys basketball teams traveled to Snyder to face off against the Tigers.
The 8th grade "A" team played a tough back and forth game against the Tigers. There were multiple lead changes, and neither team trailed by more than 5 points. Tigers would ultimately get a 51-46 win over the Steers.
Offensive standouts for the Steers were were Javarious Ford and Kaegen Mitchell both with 14 points and Sa’Quan Fizer with 7. Defensive standouts were Sa’Quan Fizer, Jonathan Carrillo, and Seth Olsen.
The 8th grade "B" team also played Snyder on Monday. The game was a highly contested back and forth affair, with neither team leading by more than 3 points. In overtime the Steers fell to the tigers 34-33. The offensive game was spearheaded by Roman Perez who went 7-11 on free-throws and added 5 points bringing his total to 12, Followed by Malachi Renteria who added 5 points. On defense the steers were led by Malachi Renteria, who stole the ball 4 times, and Quetavian Lewis who frustrated whomever he had to guard all night, making them commit many turnovers as well.
Jr. High 7th grade teams also competed against Snyder and were unable to put win in the win column. They fought for 4 quarters and never gave up. Leading the Steers was Kelby Olivares with 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 steals. Also contributing for the Steers were Joshua Gonzales with 2 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots Damian Rios with 2 points, 3 steals.
The Steers will return to action on Monday, January,15th in Sweetwater.
Thanks to Sawyer J Roberts, 8th Grade Social Studies/Coach, and Rosi Slate at the ATC Office for the information.