An 18-point second quarter allowed the opponent to get back into the game as Refugio would take a 34-27 lead into halftime. The Bobcats came out after halftime not happy with their second quarter efforts and would outscore Tidehaven 54-30 in the final two quarters.
This included an amazing 34-point fourth quarter to give the Cats the win, 88-57.
“We set a goal at the beginning of the year to hold teams under 50 points. We didn’t get that tonight but on the other side, I wouldn’t have thought we would score 88 points either. I am real proud of the way these young men have come together and how hard they play and compete,” said Coach Boxell.
Top scoring Bobcat was Logan Myers - 24, followed by Brett Davis - 21, James Durst - 15, Anfernee Friar - 10, Tyler Castellano - 7, Tevin Nash - 5, Travis Quintanilla - 4 and Jacob Solis - 2.
The Bobcats traveled to Palacios on Friday, Jan. 28, to take on the Sharks. Just dropping from AAA, the Cats knew these Sharks were going to put up a fight.
A two-point lead after the first quarter and a three-point lead at half (24-21) proved the theory correct. Getting a win on the road in this competitive district is tough. The boys fought hard, knowing the importance of this game in making it to the postseason.
A 17-17 third quarter would prove just that as the Cats tried to hang on to its three-point lead. Fresh legs proved to be the difference as the Bobcat bench outscored the Shark bench 16-2, and Refugio came away with another win 63-52 over Palacios.
Scoring for the Bobcats were as follows: Davis - 17, Myers - 15, Nash - 12, Friar - 9, James Durst - 7, Quintanilla - 3.
Refugio hosted the Edna Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 22, to start the second half of the district season.
With only seven games left, the Bobcats were fully aware of what was at stake. A win would put them in playoff position, and a loss would put them one game out.
The boys came out firing with a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. A 19-point second quarter would extend that lead to 35-16. The Bulldogs had an answer as they found their shooting. The Dogs would hit eight 3-pointers on the night and outscored the Bobcats 19-17 in the third quarter.
However, it was not enough to outdo the Bobcats want to and fight. The Cats outscored the Bulldogs 15-11 to finish them off, 69-46, and earn the “W.” Scoring for Refugio were Davis - 20, Nash - 13, Durst - 13, Myers - 11, Quintanilla - 5, Friar - 5, and Solis - 2.