Galena Park High School Boys Basketball
GPHS vs Goose Creek
The Jackets hosted the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots this Friday night and both teams gave their fans a game to remember.
The Gold team lost 39-48 led by the 15 points of Jose Pena.
The Black team lost 36-84 led by the scoring of Nate Montano and Elijah who each scored 8 points.
Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team was defeated by Goose Creek 60-69. The team was led by Ernesto Flores who scored 23 points 15 of which were 3-point baskets.
The varsity team took an early 12-6 lead behind some solid defense and aggressive offense. The game slowed down in the second quarter as both teams battled to a 20-20 tie. Goose Creek came out early in the third and took a lead that they maintained through the end of the quarter. The Yellowjackets remained calm and slowly chipped away at the 7 point third quarter lead until they took a 47-46 lead with 24 seconds remaining in the game. G.P. still had the 1 point lead with 4 seconds in the game and Goose Creek had 91 feet to make something happen. The Patriots managed to get the ball down the floor and through the basket just as the clock went to 0:00 winning 47-48. Derrick Sampson led the Jackets with 19 points and 4 steals. Derrick played some outstanding defense creating several turnovers that ended in G.P. points. Every man who stepped on the floor brought something positive to the game and the effort was that of a team!