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Boys Basketball Update - GPHS vs Texas City

GPHS vs Texas City
The Galena Park Fighting Yellowjackets hosted Texas City High School in their last home game of the 2019-2020 season.

Freshman Gold Team:
The Gold team lost a close game 30-36.

Freshman Black Team:
The Black team played in a back and forth contest as each team battled for every point. The score of each quarter ended with Texas City edging out the Jackets by only a few points including the final quarter where Texas City held onto a 48-45 lead until the buzzer sounded. Nate Montano led the Jackets with 18 points and Elijah McNeil added another 13 points.

Junior Varsity Team:
The JV team was led by Marcus Fonseca who scored 17 points in a very lop-sided loss. Texas City controlled the Jackets in a 74-31 defeat.

Varsity Team:
Coach Woodall and the Galena Park basketball program recognized the time and dedication of 5 seniors before the beginning of the evening’s game. Those seniors included: Kailen Colums, Paul Zermeno, Alfonse Trahan, Derrick Sampson, and Eddy Silva. Coach Woodall and staff presented each senior with a token of thanks for all they have given the program and then it was “GAME ON”! The Yellowjackets were in a “must win” situation if they wished to find a play-off spot. Coach Woodall mentioned his game plan was to “just play” and play they did! Galena Park outscored Texas City in every quarter except the first which they gave up by one point. Senior, Eddy Silva was feeling it from the 3-point line as he drilled in 14 points 12 of which were from beyond the arc. Eddy also pulled down 4 rebounds had an assist and a steal. Keon Kelly was quite on the scoreboard but he made some big plays that led to other’s scoring (mostly by ripping down 7 rebounds). John Victoria led all scorers with 20 points, had 4 assists, 5 rebounds and a blocked shot. The Yellowjackets as a team pulled out a big win as they took a 51-44 win.