Bulldogs nab 1st district win: Clark-Burdell earns a game high of 22 points
STANTON — Gage Clark-Burdell had a game high of 22 points to help lead the Bulldogs to their first district win Friday, 53-47, against 5-3A district rival Stanton.
After an intense game, Coahoma Head Boys Basketball Coach Joe Mireles said his team’s performance this season shows they are driven to excel.
“The boys continue to hustle,” Mireles said. “They are working hard. They want the wins bad.”
Stanton took control of the game early building a comfortable lead of 13-4 by the end of the first quarter before the Bulldogs surged back to take over the game by half 25-22.
Returning from the locker rooms, the Buffaloes ramped up the game by going on a 6-point drive and wrestling away the lead from Coahoma.
Gaige Hill halted the Stanton advance by nailing a field goal with 3:53 left in the quarter while drawing a foul from a Buffalo. Hill buried the ball from the free throw line to tie the game 28-28. The two teams traded the lead back and forth in high intensity basketball.
In the fourth quarter, Clark-Burdell gave the Bulldogs the push they needed to take control of the game for the final time by nailing a shot from behind the arc.
Zack Schneider and Bryson Cline both contributed 8 points each to the overall score in the Coahoma victory Friday night.
Next: The Bulldogs hope to continue their win streak when they host Anson Tuesday at the CES competition gym. The game begins at 8 p.m.
COAHOMA 53, STANTON 47
Coahoma — 4, 21, 9, 19 -- 53
Stanton: 13, 9, 10, 15 -- 47
Coahoma — Brice Martin 6, Joe Manning 3, Zack Schneider 8, Gaige Hill 6, Bryson Cline 8, Gage Clark-Burdell 22.
Stanton — D. Simpson 4, Ethan Quaid 2, R. Nichols 6, Wes Ulmer 2, Peyton Barnhill 2, Cody Beasley 6, Jaxson Lindell 6, Dante Ruiz 5, A. Hewthy 4, Sabastian Escamilla 10.
Free Throws — Coahoma 10-32, Stanton 3-18; Three-Point Goals — Coahoma 5 (Clark-Burdell 3, Martin, Hill), Stanton 2 (Ruiz, Hewthy); Total Fouls — Coahoma 17 (Cline fouled out), Stanton 20.
Bulldogs JV vs Stanton
COAHOMA 35, STANTON 40
The Coahoma JV boys team lost a close match against Stanton Friday night 35-40.
Isaiah Martin and Garrett Anderson earned 11 points each for the Bulldogs. The two Coahoma players also nailed a 3-point basket a piece.
The Coahoma JV team will return to action Tuesday when they compete against the Anson Tigers Tuesday at home. The game is set for 5:15 p.m. in the CES competition gym.
Coahoma: 4, 11, 9, 11 -- 35
Stanton: 10, 3, 18, 9 -- 40
Coahoma — Isaiah Martin 11, Sean Striegler 3, N. Dials 2, Tony Haggins 2, D’Kota Harrison 2, Isaac Murillo 4, Garrett Anderson 11.
Stanton — Tyler Benedict 5, Braden Waggoner 2, Joshua Hensley 4, Nate Lopez 7, Arturo Salinas 3, Evan Cox 9, Victor Olivias 5, Adrian De La O 5.
Free Throws — Coahoma 5-12, Stanton 13-29; Three-Point Goals — Coahoma 2 (Martin, Anderson), Stanton 3 (Cox, Lopez, Salinas); Total Fouls — Coahoma 20, Stanton 19.