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GPHS Basketball Game Update - Manvel

The Galena Park Fighting Yellowjackets hosted Manvel High School for their final game of the 2017-2018 season.  Not only was this to be the final game of the season, but it was also the final game in a Galena Park uniform for our Yellowjacket senior.  The evening began with recognition of the seniors and their parents by Coach Woodall and the coaching staff.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Galena Park gold team played lost to Manvel by a score of 64-14.


Freshman Black Team:
The black team led against Manvel the first two quarters but Manvel was able to capitalize from the foul line in the second half giving them the 78-71 edge.  Angel Castillo led the Yellowjackets with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and he took a charge.  Francisco Villalobos also made a big contribution with his 13 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot.


JV Team:
The JV never seemed to get out of their own way in their final game of the season.  The JV team suffered a 20 point (81-61) loss after several games of discipline and success in recent weeks.  The young Jackets seemed to struggle getting their game under control as they played fast and chaotic.  Danilo DeCosta led the team with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team stepped on the floor against a much bigger and stronger Manvel team with a determination to compete.  Xavier Macias was back in the starting line-up after rehabbing a sprained ankle.  It was good to see Xavier back in action and he contributed with defense, shooting, and maturity.  Several seniors stepped up and played hard in their final game as Yellowjackets.  Datalian Joseph ripped down 7 rebounds and grabbed a couple of steals while Xavier Macias took a charge, grabbed 2 rebounds, a steal and had an assist.  Nick Lance tried to control the paint with 5 blocked shots against the “Mon-Stars” of Manvel.  Jalen Davis had a tough night as foul trouble plagued him for all but 4 minutes of the first quarter and the last 8 minutes of the game.  Despite his limited time on the floor he still managed to score 18 points, snag 7 rebounds and 2 steals, and he blocked a shot.  Julian Macias helped out his fellow seniors with 11 points and 7 rebounds.  Unfortunately, Manvel was able to control the game but they didn’t get their 62-54 win without a 32 minute battle from the Yellowjackets.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Willowbrook

The Galena Park Fighting Yellowjackets hosted the Eagles of Willowbrook High School Tuesday, February 6th.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Galena Park gold team battled in a back-and-forth contest against the Eagles Tuesday night.  A matchup that require extra time to reach a conclusion.  Thanks to solid defense and key baskets the Yellowjackets managed to win 39-37 in overtime.  Luis Sanchez scored 15 points and Adrian Montano scored 8 points.


Freshman Black Team:
The black team battled through a bucket for bucket four quarters of basketball only to find themselves all knotted up at 55-55 with the Eagles.  So an additional 4 minutes was placed on the clock and the Yellowjackets managed to play disciplined basketball and to pull out the 59-58 victory.  Angel Castillo scored 18 points and made a huge steal and bucket in the final minutes of the fourth quarter that put G.P. in the game.  Gabriel Pagan added another 15 points to the G.P. total.


JV Team:
The JV team struggled on offense all night as they only managed to put up 48 points to Willowbrook’s 62 point.  Danilo DeCosta led the team with 13 points, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 8 rebounds.


Varsity Team:
Despite the varsity team’s zombie-like performance they did manage to fight back into a game Willowbrook controlled.  The Eagles had the lead and control late in the fourth quarter when one of their big boys was called for his second technical foul against Julian Macias.  Julian stepped to the line and nailed both free-throws and the Jackets scored on the possession as well.  This turn around put G.P. with 2 points with a little over a second left on the clock and the ball at the opponent’s baseline.  Coach Woodall called “Laettner” which anyone with any basketball sense knows is a “Hail Mary” call for basketball.  The Jackets set up the play, got the ball in Jalen Davis’ hands with a decent look at the basket.  The ball was off in time and kissed the backboard then slowly rolled off the rim.  The Eagles managed to hang on and win the game 66-64.  Jalen Davis led the team with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Xavier Macias and Datalian Joseph both scored 10 points.  Datalian contributed another 6 rebounds as well.


On Deck:

The Jackets will host their final game of the season on Tuesday, February 13th.  Come cheer on these young men who have worked hard and dedicated themselves to a season of growth and improvement!

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Texas City

On Tuesday, January 26th the Yellowjackets hosted the Stingarees of Texas City High School for a second round district matchup.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Gold team battled to a 57-55 victory behind the scoring of Luis Sanchez who put up 28 points for G.P.

 
Freshman Black Team:
The Black team lost to Texas City 43-46 after G.P. battled each quarter to cut down the 5 point lead they allowed in the first quarter.  Angel Castillo scored 22 points and played solid defense for the Yellowjackets while Francisco Villalobos pounded down low for another 13 points.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team played the best basketball they have played all season Friday night.  The young Jackets began the game with some disciplined offense that led to 12 first quarter points and a 12-12 score.  The second quarter was a tough quarter for G.P. as they only managed to score 2 points in 8 minutes, but they also managed to hold Texas City to 5 second quarter points.  Each team came out on fire in the third doubling their first half scores.  The fourth quarter was owned by Texas City and ultimately nailed the coffin lid shut on the G.P. victory hopes.  Texas City finished the game with a 50-43 victory.  Danilo DeCosta led the Yellowjackets with 12 points, 3 assists, and 7 rebounds.  Derrick Sampson contributed with 3 steals, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.  These young men played a great team game and the discipline and focus was nice to watch!


Varsity Team:
The varsity team was dominated by Texas City in the earlier season match up, but Friday night the Yellowjackets were out to prove something to themselves, their fans, and their antagonists.  The game started with a fight as the defenses were stingy resulting in an 11-11 tie after one quarter.  The tight man defense continued through the second quarter keeping the Stingarees offense under wraps.  The second quarter ended with the Jackets up by 2 points.  The third quarter was more of the back and forth of the first half as Coach Woodall and senior, Jalen Davis kept everyone focused.  The Jackets kept close until the buzzer sounded ending the fourth quarter with a 49-49 tie.  The extra time was all about Texas City’s big game as they pounded the ball into their posts putting them on the foul line and taking advantage of G.P.’s foul trouble.  Galena Park lost another close game (52-57).  Senior, Jalen Davis led the team with 24 points, 6 rebounds, a steal and an assist.  Reggie Roberson played exceptionally well scoring 12 points and ripping down 8 rebounds.


On Deck:
The boys’ teams will be back in action at home on Tuesday, February 6th against Willowridge High School.  The freshman games will begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by the JV and varsity games.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Elkins

On Saturday, January 20th the Yellowjackets hosted the Knights of Elkins High School for a second round district matchup.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Gold team had a tough morning but did manage to put in 27 points in their 71-27 loss to Elkins.  Luis Sanchez led the Yellowjackets with 15 points.


Freshman Black Team:
The Black team lost to Elkins 44-65 led by the scoring of Angel Castillo who scored 22 points.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team had a hard night from start to finish as they lost to Elkins 84-39.  Turnovers on offense and a lack of boxing out on defense hindered the Yellowjackets throughout.  Danilo DaCosta led the Yellowjackets is scoring with 15 points and Patrick Hernandez led the team with 7 rebounds and 1 steal.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team lost a tough game to Elkins by a score of 70-48.  Jalen Davis scored 15 points, Julian Macias scored 17 points and Nick Lance led the team with 9 rebounds.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Shadow Creek

Before the big freeze the Galena Park Yellowjackets hosted the Sharks of Shadow Creek.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Freshman Gold team lost to Shadow Creek.


Freshman Black Team:
The Freshmen Black team suffered a big loss (38-70) to Shadow Creek.  The Yellowjackets were led by Angel Castillo who scored 11 points.  


JV Team:
The JV team struggled through the entire first half as they only managed to put 21 points on the board over two quarters while they allowed 50 points.  Play didn’t improve in the second half as Shadow Creek added another 36 points to their side of the scoreboard while the Jackets only put in 27 points.  Shadow Creek won the game 86-48.  Danilo DaCosta scored 16 points and Kailen Collums scored 10 for the Yellowjackets.


Varsity Team:
The Galena Park Yellowjackets played “BIG BOY” basketball against a very tough Shadow Creek team.  The Sharks found a way to steal a 60-57 overtime victory from the wings of our Jackets.  This team has continued to grow and improve with each evening on the hard wood and this night was a showcase of all their hard work.  These young men were disciplined on offense and defense and completely bought into the game plan.  Senior, Jalen Davis played a remarkable game scoring 27 points and kept his team calm and engaged all game.  Junior, Julian Macias poured in another 11 points and ran the offense for Coach Woodall.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Santa Fe

The Galena Park Fighting Yellowjackets hosted the Santa Fe Indians in their last game of the 2017 year.


Freshman Black Team:
The Black team played in a back and forth contest as each team battled for every point.  The Indians took an early 20-15 lead in the first but found the Yellowjackets a hard foe to shake as the game progressed.  The Yellowjackets put up another 15 points in the second quarter tying the game at 30 at halftime.  Each team added another 13 points in the third keeping the game knotted up at 43-43 going into the final quarter of play.  The Indians pulled out a late 59-51 victory as the Yellowjackets found themselves having to stop the clock with fouls and the Indians capitalized from the foul line.  Francisco Villalobos scored 12 points and Angel Castillo scored 16 points to lead the young Jackets.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team controlled every facet of their game against the Indians.  They played aggressive defense, capitalized on Indian turnovers, ran a disciplined offense, and got everyone involved.  The game was close as G.P. took a small 16-10 lead in the first, which was increased to a 14 point lead in the second, a 25 point lead in the third and ended with an 82-36 win over the Indians.  Kailen Collums scored 14 points and played with nitro in his tanks all game.  Derek Sampson has come on as the season has progressed scoring 15 points for the Yellowjackets.  His hustle and sweet shot are making waves for the young JV team.  Danilo DeCosta moved up from the freshman team to help out the JV team.  Danilo managed to pour in 11 points in just the second half.  Miguel Umana played a disciplined game, running the offense and controlling the press, and he added another 13 points to the G.P. total.


Varsity Team:
The Galena Park Yellowjackets battled for four quarters to a 70-61 victory.  The game was close as each team tried to find their groove.  There were several times during the game when the Yellowjackets seemed to be in complete control and on the verge of ripping the score wide open, but then a mental lapse would allow Santa Fe to steal back some control.  Finally, late in the third quarter and through all of the fourth quarter Jalen Davis decided to be the senior and take control.  Jalen led the Yellowjackets to victory scoring 24 points, ripping down 9 rebounds, racking up 3 blocked shots, and swiping 5 steals.  Julian Macias contributed 11 points and a couple of assists.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Galveston Ball

The Galena Park Fighting Yellowjackets hosted the Tors of Galveston Ball High School for a district matchup this last Friday, December 15th.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Gold team lost 29-43 led by # 40 who scored 13 points.


Freshman Black Team:

The Black team lost 35-57 led by Noah Flores and Francisco Villalobos who both scored 8 points.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team lost to Ball by a score of 36-57.  Caleb Aparicio led the Jackets with 8 points.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team started the game with poise and discipline that yielded solid offensive opportunities and scoring.  The Yellowjackets managed to play point for point against the Tors through the first half as each team carried 32 points into the intermission.  The third quarter showcased less scoring than the two first half quarters and resulted in the Jackets finding themselves down 43-50 as the fourth commenced.  The fourth quarter was all Tors as they doubled the Jacket offensive output.  Their 18 points to the Yellowjackets 9 meant that the Jackets saw defeat by 68-59.  Jalen Davis scored 15 points, Xavier Macias scored 14 points and Julian Macias scored 12 points for G.P.  DeAndre Fonseca came off the bench and played several solid minutes for Coach Woodall.  DeAndre ripped down 7 rebounds had 2 steals and an assist.  Nick Lance also contributed to the defense with 3 blocked shots.


On Deck:
The Jackets will travel to Texas City High School Tuesday, December 19th.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Bridgeland

The Galena Park Fighting Yellowjackets hosted the new school Bridgeland High School Friday, December 8th.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Galena Park gold team lost to Bridgeland 35-54 Friday night.  Adrian Montano and Ricky Garcia earned recognition for their outstanding play.


Freshman Black Team:
The black team struggled getting the ball to the hoop, they had moments where they managed to find post-man, Francisco Villalobos but not often enough to take the pressure off their defense.  The Yellowjackets lost to Bridgeland 65-45.  Francisco Villalobos led the Yellowjackets with 16 points and Angel Castillo added another 14 points.


JV Team:
The JV once team started on fire behind the energy of Derrick Sampson Friday night and the three point shooting of Kailen Collums.  Derrick’s 6 steals, aggressiveness on offense and high energy jump started the Yellowjackets into their eventual 68-28 victory.  Derrick led the team with 14 points followed by Kailen Collums’ 11 points and Patrick Hernandez added 10 points.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team played a more disciplined and focused game Friday night which led to a 67-53 victory.  Bridgeland kept the game close throughout the first half; taking the lead 13-12 in the first quarter and adding another 14 points in the second quarter.  Galena Park managed to pull out a two point lead going into the intermission.  The Yellowjackets put up a 20 point third quarter and an 18 point fourth quarter that was enough to take the victory.  Julian Macias managed to find his groove early as he scored 18 points.  Nick Lance controlled the offense for most the first quarter and added another 15 points to the G.P. cause.  Daniel Reyvor came off the bench and scored another 13 points.


On Deck:
Galena Park basketball will be on the road Tuesday, December 12th at Elkins High School.  The freshman teams will start at 4:00 pm, the JV team will start at 5:30 pm, and the varsity team will start at 7:00 pm.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Fort Bend Marshall

The Galena Park Fighting Yellowjackets hosted Fort Bend Marshall High School Tuesday, December 5th.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Galena Park gold team lost to Marshall by a score of 25-83 and Ivan Hernandez earned recognition for his outstanding play.


Freshman Black Team:
The black team made a valiant effort offensively to stay in a fast-paced freshman game.  Unfortunately, their defensive effort was lacking putting them behind by 13 point early against a high powered Marshall offense.  The Yellowjackets gave up 25 points in the first quarter but managed to hold the Buffaloes to only 7 points in the second quarter as they ended the first half down 23-32.  The second half showcased a 22 point third quarter and an 18 point fourth quarter by Galena Park, but Marshall poured in another 25 points in the third and 22 in the fourth.  Marshall defeated G.P. 79-63.  Angel Castillo scored 14 points for Galena Park as did John Victoria while Francisco Villalobos added another 13 points from the post position.


JV Team:
The JV once again struggled getting any offense started as they scored double digits in only the fourth quarter of play.  Marshall soundly defeated G.P. 81-35.  Kailen Collums and Patrick Hernandez led the Jackets with 7 and 8 points respectively.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team came out aggressive working their offensive sets and getting to the bucket early, sadly a case of nerves prevented many of those easy buckets from falling.  The jitters and frustration seemed to continue through the second quarter as Marshall out hustled G.P. to the ball allowing easy buckets for the Buffs.  The intermission helped the Jackets catch their breath but the team continued to be a step behind on transition defense allowing for a plethora of Marshall lay-ups.  Marshall finished off the Jackets 94-55.  Senior, Jalen Davis led the Yellowjackets with 17 points.  Sophomore, Eddie Silva added another 12 points followed by Julian Macias’ 11 points.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Pasadena Memorial

On the first day of the Thanksgiving break the Galena Park boys’ basketball teams hosted Pasadena Memorial. 


Freshman Gold Team:
The gold team defeated Pasadena Memorial in a high scoring early season game.  The young Yellowjackets won 58-48 led by the play of Ricardo Garcia.


Freshman Black Team:
The black team also won a high scoring game as they squeaked out a 57-54 win over Memorial.  The game was close throughout as G.P. never led by more than 6 points, but lead they did, and when the buzzer sounds a lead is all that is required.  The black team managed to score in double digits all four quarters and put up a final 57 points holding Pasadena Memorial to 54 points.  Angel Castillo and John Victoria each put in 17 points for the Jackets.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team started off slow as they took a 4 point deficit into the beginning of the second quarter, but after giving up 18 points in the first quarter they held Memorial to 9, 10, and 13 points in the next three quarters while throwing down 15, 25 and 20 points of their own.  Galena Parks big scoring second half secured the 74-50 victory.  Everyone contributed in the early season win and Danilo DeCosta scored 33 points leading all scorers.


Varsity Team:
The varsity played a solid first half scoring 11 and 13 points in the first two quarters, but gave up 12 and 13 points resulting in a one point deficit at half.  The third quarter was dominated by the Yellowjackets as they doubled the Memorial scoring and finished the quarter with a 48-36 lead.  The Yellowjackets put up another 15 points in the fourth quarter but were plagued by turnovers that allowed Memorial to take a 2 point lead late in the fourth.  With the final seconds ticking off the clock the Jackets had the ball when Xavier Macias drove to the hoop and finished the shot as the buzzer sounded sending the game into overtime.  Tied 63-63 Memorial won the tip and bolted to the basket for an easy lay-up and a 2 point lead.  Galena Park answered and the score remained knotted at 65 all until the last 10 seconds when Memorial put the ball in their three-point shooter’s hands.  All eyes were on this young man as he eyed the basket, but sophomore Eddie Silva wasn’t going to let Coach Woodall down as he flew out and blocked the shot.  It seemed that a second overtime was inevitable, but as all eyes watched Eddie no one blocked out Memorial and #22 managed to snag the ball from the air and drive in for the buzzer beating shot and the win.  It was a great game by two well-matched teams.  Senior, Jalen Davis led G.P. with 20 points, followed by Xavier Macias with 11 points and Nick Lance with 10 points.


On Deck:
The boys’ teams will be back in action after the break on November 28th against Splendora High School.  The games will be at Splendora High School and will start at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - New Caney

The varsity and JV teams competed in pre-season tournaments the week before break.  The varsity team competed at the New Caney tournament while the JV team hosted their tournament.


Junior Varsity Team:

The JV team started Friday afternoon in total control as they defeated Dulles 80-43.  Defensively the Jackets were in control the entire game and after a slow 14 point first quarter the Jackets dominated with a 23, 22 and 21 point 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters.  The Yellowjackets were led in scoring by Danilo DeCosta who scored 32 points while Robert Moya added another 12 points and Paul Zermeno scored 11 points.
The JV team then took their game to the North Shore Mustangs.  The scoring was much lower but the Yellowjackets still managed a 49-40 win.  The Jackets were led in scoring by Danilo DeCosta who scored 16 points.


Saturday afternoon the Yellowjackets found themselves in the championship game against Clear Springs.  The Yellowjackets outscored Clear Springs in every quarter except the fourth quarter where Clear Springs put up 24 points and took the championship by a score of 53-51.  Danilo DeCosta scored 27 points and the Yellowjackets kept the second place plaque here at G.P.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team defeated New Caney 56-52 in their Thursday game and then lost a close game to HCY by a score of 60-52.

 

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