GALENA PARK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

 

Galena Park Basketball Game Recap - Willowbrook

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

 

Freshman Gold Team:
The Galena Park gold team battled and put together a 9-0 run at the end of the fourth quarter but fell short by a single point as they lost 39-40.


Freshman Black Team:
The black team battled in a fast-paced, shoot-out against the Eagles, but fell three points short as they lost 68-71.  The game was a one point game all through the first half with G.P. taking a 31-30 lead into the intermission.  The Eagles put on a short three-point clinic in the third quarter pulling ahead of the Yellowjackets by a score of 48-52.  The final quarter was a back and forth contest with opportunities that the young Jackets failed to capitalize on resulting in a three point loss.  Eddie Silva scored 13 points, Pat Hernandez scored 14 points, Kailen Collumns scored 10 points and Austin Altwein scored 11 points for the Yellowjackets.


JV Team:
The JV team had moments of brilliance and moments of frustration in their 42-65 loss to the Eagles.  Miguel Umana and Daniel DeSantiago both scored 10 points for the Jackets.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team played an aggressive first quarter capitalizing on aggressive defense and some key one on one match ups.  Led by Jalen Davis and Julian Macias the Yellowjackets built a 19-15 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Some foul trouble slowed the Jackets down some, but Anthony Salinas contributed with a big three-point shot and some solid defense keeping the Jackets close as the quarter ended 34-39.  The third quarter remained close as both teams made big plays but the Eagles built up their lead to 47-54.  Then in the fourth quarter the Yellowjackets scoring went dry as they were only able to put up another 4 points as they lost 51-72.  Jalen Davis scored 21 points and Julian Macias scored 14 points.


On Deck:
The Jackets will be traveling to Shadow Creek High School Tuesday, January 10th.

 

 

Galena Park Basketball Game Recap - Texas City

On Tuesday, December 20th the Yellowjackets hosted the Stingarees of Texas City High School for a holiday district matchup.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Gold team had a tough night with a loss to Texas City.  


Freshman Black Team:
The Black team lost to Texas City 64-65 after a fourth quarter press and offensive barrage put Galena Park within reach of victory.  Eddie Silva scored 23 points for the Yellowjackets and Pat Hernandez added another 12 points.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team played from behind all night but managed to give the Stingarees a scare in the fourth quarter.  The Yellowjackets struggled scoring with 6 points in the first, 10 in the second and another 10 in the third.  Then in the fourth quarter the Yellowjackets found their groove from the 3 point line and poured in 27 points pulling within 10 points of Texas City.  In the end, Texas City held on to a 63-53 win, but the young Jackets played with heart and determination throughout.  Miguel Umana scored 14 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter.  Daniel DeSantiago score 14 points and DeAndre Fonseca dropped in 12 points for the Jackets.


Varsity Team:

The varsity team struggled scoring and failed to stop Texas City from scoring ending in an 80-32 loss.  The Yellowjackets were led by Jalen Davis who scored 9 points.


On Deck:
The boys’ teams will be back in action after the New Year begins.

 

 

Galena Park Basketball Game Recap - Elkins

On Tuesday, December 13th the Yellowjackets hosted the Knights of Elkins High School for a district matchup and it was a night full of positive moments for most of the teams.


Freshman Gold Team:
The Gold team had a tough night but did manage to put in 30 points in their 50-30 loss to Elkins.

 
Freshman Black Team:
The Black team lost to Elkins 81-68 after allowing a 14 point deficit in the first quarter.  The Yellowjackets missed several easy buckets and lay-ups in the first quarter and gave Elkins way too many second and third chances at the basket.  The Yellowjackets scoring and play improved after the first quarter but poor rebounding and poor transition continued to plague the Yellowjackets.  Eddie Silva led the Yellowjackets with 21 points and Pat Hernandez added another 12 points.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team had a hard night from start to finish as they lost to Elkins 66-32.  Turnovers on offense and a lack of boxing out on defense hindered the Yellowjackets throughout.  DeAndre Fonseca scored 9 points leading all G.P. scorers.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team was disciplined and patient on both sides of the ball for three quarters and the early minutes of the fourth quarter keeping them in a tight battle with the Knights.  The Yellowjackets’ disciplined offense created a 34-31 lead at the end of the second quarter.  Then in the third the Yellowjackets converted multiple three-point plays off of penetration keeping them within 2 points as the third quarter ended with a 51-53 G.P. deficit.  The fourth was a back-and-forth quarter as both teams took advantage of scoring opportunities, but Galena Park started to play hectic and turnovers and fouls in the end cost the Yellowjackets.  Elkins pulled out the 68-55 win in the final 2 minutes as the Yellowjackets were forced to foul to stop the clock.  Jalen Davis led the Yellowjackets with 21 points and Julian Macias poured in another 15 points.  All other Yellowjackets contributed as scorers too, showcasing a great team effort.


On Deck:
The boys’ teams will be at Galveston Ball High School this coming Friday, December 16th.  The freshman will start at 4:00 pm, the JV at 5:30 pm and the varsity at 7:00 pm.

 

 

Galena Park Basketball Game Recap - Spendora

The Yellowjackets hosted Splendora High School this Tuesday, November 29th for a non-district showdown that ended well for the sub-varsity teams but was a disappointing evening for the varsity team.


Freshman Black Team:
The freshman started the evening off like they have been starting every game, full of energy and with some pressure defense.  The young Yellowjackets came at Splendora with quick feet and quick hands all four quarters which led to a 66-28 Galena Park victory.  The defense held Splendora to only 4 points in the first quarter as they took the 24-4 lead.  Defense continued to be the source of all things good as G.P. poured in 15 points in the second quarter, 18 points in the third, and another 9 in the fourth.  Eddie Silva led the Yellowjackets with 20 points and he was complimented by Derrick Sampson’s 12 points and Austin Altwein’s 10 points.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team played some full court, pressure defense as well which resulted in several Jacket steals; but the JV team struggled finishing easy lay-ups and jump shots.  The Yellowjackets were victorious by a score of 47-38, but missed opportunities nearly cost them the game as Splendora kept it close and pulled within four points midway through the fourth quarter.  A quick time out by Coach Chinasa calmed and refocused the troops so they could pull ahead of Splendora in the final minutes of the game.  Andre Fonseca led all scorers with 20 points.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team started off slow in the first quarter as they struggled to find a rhythm and the basket against a tight Splendora zone.  As the time ran down in the first the Yellowjackets found their groove both on defense and offense pulling within 5 points at the end of the first quarter.  The low scoring continued through the second as Splendora took a 17-23 lead into the intermission.  The third quarter was more of the same for G.P. as they battled through a scoring drought that lasted nearly 3 minutes of the third quarter while Splendora drained two timely 3 point shots and sank all 6 of their free-throw attempts.  Splendora finished the third quarter with a 24-39 point lead.  The Yellowjackets held Splendora 5 points in the final quarter but just couldn’t find the basket as they fell 32-46.  Jalen Davis led the Yellowjackets with 11 points.


On Deck:
The boys’ teams will be in tournaments this coming Thursday.  The varsity team will be in the Spring Branch tournament while the young freshman team will take their defense to Texas City for a tournament.

 

 

Galena Park Basketball Game Recap - Dayton Broncos

During the Thanksgiving break the Galena Park boys’ basketball teams hosted the Dayton Broncos.


Freshman Black Team:
The freshman started the morning off with their typical full-court pressure defense that created many scoring opportunities throughout the matchup.  Galena Park went up early in the first quarter but found themselves battling off a late quarter Bronco scoring surge.  Dayton managed to tie the game 19-19 at the end of the first quarter.  The Yellowjackets managed to tighten up the defense in the second quarter and nearly doubled their first quarter score as they took a 35-28 lead into the intermission.  G.P. tacked on another 15 points in the third quarter making the score 50-36 and added another 18 points in the fourth taking the victory by a score of 68-47.  The young Yellowjackets played some aggressive team defense while Eddie Silva and Pat Hernandez poured in 24 and 10 points respectively.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV game wasn’t near the scoring showcase the freshman game was, but the JV did manage to keep their heads and pull off a 42-38 victory.  G.P. led at the end of the first quarter by a score of 20-13, but could only manage to drain 6 points the entire second quarter.  The Yellowjackets took a 26-21 lead into halftime, but came out in the third quarter with a defensive clinic as they held Dayton to only 2 points in the third quarter.  The third quarter score was 39-23 and it looked like it was all G.P. all day, but Dayton had other plans.  The Broncos battled back to within 4 points, but the Yellowjackets’ defense held strong keeping Dayton just out of reach of the victory.  Jakobi Joubert led the Yellowjackets with 12 points.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team began the first half in a point for point battle as each team was trying to find an offensive groove.  After some hard work and focus the Yellowjackets managed to tie the game up at 15 all by the end of the first quarter.  Then early foul trouble for a couple of key players limited options for Coach Isenhower and put the Broncos in the double bonus with more than 4 minutes left in the second quarter.  Dayton took a 28-40 lead into half, added another 24 points in the third, and 16 more in the fourth.  The Yellowjackets had moments throughout the second half, but the scorers were lost to fouls and the deficit became too large to overcome.  Sophomore, Julian Macias led all Yellowjackets with 26 points followed by junior, Anthony Salinas’ 10 points.


On Deck:
The boys’ teams will be back in action after the break on November 29th against Splendora High School.  The games will be at Galena Park High School and will start at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Galena Park Basketball Game Recap - Hamshire Fannett

It was a thrilling and victorious night of basketball on Tuesday, November 15th at Galena Park High School as your Fighting Yellowjacket basketball teams took on Hamshire Fannett at Galena Park.


Freshman Team:
The freshman team started the evening with an explosive and fast-paced game that ended with the Yellowjackets dominating by a score of 70-16.  The first half was a myriad of steals and full court pressure defense.  The “in your face” press led to 20 first quarter points and another 15 second quarter points giving the Jackets a 35-7 halftime lead.  The third quarter was still all about the defense, but the control happened with a disciplined half-court trap.  Hamshire-Fannett continued to suffer from turnovers that led to another 25 third quarter points and a 60-16 deficit.  The Yellowjackets fell back into a disciplined zone in the fourth quarter and managed to tack on another 10 points finishing the game with a 70-16 victory.  Three players amassed double digit scoring:  Jorge Duran with 13 points, Eddie Silva with 14 points, and Pat Hernandez with another 16 points.  Jorge Duran also fueled many of the defensive takeaways that led to point for himself or his teammates.


Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team had the bar set high after the freshman team played so well, and they didn’t disappoint.  The JV team defeated Hamshire-Fannett 60-30 behind aggressive, pressure defense and a fast-paced transition game.  The Yellowjackets had an 18-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and expanded their lead to 33-10 at halftime.  The scoring slowed down some in the third as the Yellowjackets only added 11 points to their halftime score, but sunk another 16 points in the fourth to finish with a total of 60 points.  DeAndre Fonseca scored 16 points and Irvin Fuentes scored 10 points.


Varsity Team:
The varsity team looked like a bigger, faster version of the earlier Yellowjacket teams as they came out quick taking a 22-6 first quarter lead.  The defense was the force that spurred the offense as steals led directly to easy buckets for Galena Park extending the deficit to 40-13.  The third and fourth quarters showcased some bench energy that rained down point after point after point.  Xavier Macias and Jason Victoria were scoring machines in the fourth quarter and big-dog, Raver Gonzalez pulled down some big rebounds.  The varsity team finished off Hamshire-Fannett by a score of 88-40.  Four Yellowjackets scored in the double digits:  Julian Macias with 21 points, Xavier Macias with 14 points, Nick Lance with 19 points, and Jason Victoria with 10 points.  The Yellowjackets looked good for an early season contest and play should only improve with experience.

 

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