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Tigers News · All Teams Schedule: Week of November 20 – November 26


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Belton High School, November 20 – November 26

MONDAY

November 20, 2017

12:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. Burnet High School
SCHEDULE
12:30 PM Boys Freshman Basketball
vs. Burnet High School
SCHEDULE
1:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball 1
@ Bryan High School
SCHEDULE
1:00 PM Girls Freshman Basketball 2
@ Bryan High School
SCHEDULE
2:00 PM Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. Burnet High School
SCHEDULE
2:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball
@ Bryan High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

November 21, 2017

2:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
@ Pflugerville Connally High School
SCHEDULE
2:00 PM Boys Freshman Basketball
@ Pfugerville Connally High School
SCHEDULE
3:30 PM Boys Varsity Basketball
@ Pflugerville Connally High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

November 22, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

November 23, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

November 24, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

November 25, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

November 26, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Multiple Teams · Check point passed: Belton uses late 8-0 run to down Temple, 68-62


With two easy wins in the book, the Belton Tigers needed a true test in their path into their tournament schedule

The Temple Wildcats fit that bill and then some.

An already great rivalry got added another chapter on Saturday night at UMHB’s Mayborn Campus Center, as the teams battled during the middle game of a basketball tripleheader that featured Copperas Cove-Cedar Park before and UMHB-Texas Lutheran after it.

The Tigers used pressure late to forge an 8-0 and upend the Wildcats, 68-62.

Belton (3-0) struggled early, despite winning the tip. After Kiron Griffin, Jr. hit one of two free throws 28 seconds in, Gavin Thomas hit a three-pointer and had an offensive putback for a basket to give the Wildcats a 5-1 lead.

Jordan Ellis popped in a three-pointer to pull the Tigers to within a point. Nick Ramirez drained a pair of free throws to extend the lead back out to three points.

Jarian Kerley’s first three-pointer of the night ignited a 6-2 run and Belton went up 10-7.

Lathyn Castelleja and Dion Washington hit back-to-back baskets to put the Wildcats back up 11-10.

Both teams sank baskets towards the close of the quarter, as the scoreboard reflected a 17-17 stalemate after the first eight minutes.

The second quarter was as interesting as the first quarter, with lead changes and good defense.

Griffin had a steal and a coast-to-coast basket to open the scoring. After Ramirez and Parker combined for three points,

Eddings drained a three-pointer from the left elbow of the arc to give the Tigers a 22-20 lead.

Castilleja drained a 12-footer to tie the game and Eddings answered with a steal and score. Thomas tied the game again with a bucket in the paint. Lott answered with a free throw and Griffin added with a baseline drive to give the Tigers a three-point lead.

Elcid Smith drained a three-pointer from deep to re-tie the game at 27-27. Mario Lockett hit a jumper with 1:20 to play in the half and Griffin fed Eddings breaking into the lane for the Tigers’ final tally of the half. Castilleja was fouled at the horn and sank one of the two foul shots for the Wildcats.

Belton led Temple (0-3), 31-28, at the half.

Ramirez fed Jayden Barrow on pass into traffic and he sank the shot to give Temple their first points 27 seconds into the third quarter.

Eddings read the traffic perfectly a minute later and fed Kerley a step inside the three-point arc to give the Tigers a 34-30 lead.

Thomas and Griffin traded baskets to give the four-point margin in tact before Eddings and Kayden Downs weighed in with 12-foot jumpers to push the lead to seven, 42-35.

A solid steal by Kyle O’Banon set up two Kerley three-pointers, the second from 30-feet away, to give the Tigers their biggest lead of the night at nine points. Austin Weldin took a pass from Jaiden Pate and banked a shot in for the final points of the quarter. Belton led 50-43 going into the fourth quarter.

The frenetic pace of the game kept the both sides of the arena on the edge of their seats.

Temple came out ablaze to start the fourth quarter, with Barrow, Thomas and Parker hammering consecutive field goals to fuel a 7-0 run to tie the game up at 50-50 with 7:05 to play.

Lott had a field goal and two converted free throws, which were answered by a three-point play by Barrow and a pair of free throws from Thomas.

Belton head coach Trovocie Jackson called a timeout to give the Tigers a breather with 4:57 to play and game plan the remainder of the contest.

Ramirez hit three free throws and Parker added one to give the Wildcats a 59-54 advantage. Lott hit four straight free throws to pull the Tigers to within a point and Ellis sank two to give Belton a 60-59 lead with 2:41 to play.

Ramirez then sank a free three throw and then a layup with 2:04 to go, as Temple reclaimed a 62-60 lead.

The Tigers went on a press frenzy, forcing the Wildcats into inopportune turnovers. Kerley drew a foul with 1:44 to play and sank two free throws to tie the game at 62-62.

After a Temple turnover, Kerley took a pass in the lane, ducked two attempted shot blockers, banked the ball off the glass and into the bucket to put the Tigers ahead, 64-62, with 1:16 to play.

A good read on defense led to Griffin snagging a Wildcat pass and the senior went coast-to-coast for a layup with 54.5 seconds to go. Ellis added his own theft and cash in with 30 seconds to play to wrap up the scoring, 68-62.

Kerley finished with 17 points, Griffin added 15 and Dontori Lott 11. Belton, who was just three-of-nine from the charity stripe in the first half, finished 14-of-21 for the game. They made 10-of-11 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Thomas led all scorers with 19 points for Temple.

“A game like this, we needed,” Jackson said. “Those other ones, we kind of dominated those from the tipoff. We needed a grit and grind and fight game to one, settle guys down and humble us some. We were flying pretty high there for a second and really believed that our stuff didn’t stink. But, dang, it feels good to be 3-0.”

Griffin felt communication between his teammates helped a great deal in the victory.

“I think it was just being experienced. We have a lot of returners this year, a lot of returning guards. So, experience,” Griffin said of the Tigers’ down-the-stretch output. “Not getting too overwhelmed and just keeping our composure, even when they went on that run. It was just communicating, talking to each other, keeping each other upheld and believing that we could do it.”IMG_8400 IMG_8414 IMG_8444


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Tigers News · Event Recap: Week of November 11 – November 17


Sunday, Nov 12th

Girls 7th Grade Basketball SB
@ Tba
N/A
Girls 8th Grade Basketball SB
@ Tba
N/A

Monday, Nov 13th

Girls 7th Grade Tennis NB
@ Groesbeck High School
N/A
Girls 7th Grade Tennis SB
LBMS
N/A
Boys 7th Grade Tennis SB
SBMS vs. LBMS
th Place
Boys 8th Grade Tennis NB
@ Groesbeck High School
N/A
Boys 8th Grade Tennis SB
SBMS vs. LBMS
th Place
Boys 7th Grade Tennis NB
@ Groesbeck High School
N/A
Girls 8th Grade Tennis SB
SBMS vs. LBMS
th Place
Girls 8th Grade Tennis NB
@ Groesbeck High School
N/A
Boys Freshman Basketball
vs. University High School
W 68 – 26
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
vs. University High School
W 51 – 40
Boys Varsity Basketball
vs. University High School
W 74 – 55

Tuesday, Nov 14th

Coed Junior Varsity Tennis Team
Killeen Freshman Tournament
N/A
Girls Freshman Basketball 2
vs. Pflugerville Connally
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball 1
vs. Pflugerville Connally
N/A
Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. Pflugerville Connally
N/A

Wednesday, Nov 15th

No event results

Thursday, Nov 16th

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball 1
@ Tba
N/A
Coed Junior Varsity Tennis Team
Killeen JV Tournament
N/A
Girls Freshman Basketball 2
@ Tba
N/A
Girls 7th Grade Basketball SB
@ Nbms (5:00/6:00)
N/A
Boys 7th Grade Basketball NB
@ Sbms
N/A
Girls 8th Grade Basketball NB
vs. Sbms
W 55 – 13
Girls 8th Grade Basketball SB
@ Nbms (5:00/6:00)
N/A
Girls 7th Grade Basketball NB
vs. Sbms
W 31 – 19
Boys 8th Grade Basketball NB
@ Sbms
N/A
Boys 7th Grade Basketball SB
vs. North Belton
N/A
Boys 8th Grade Basketball SB
vs. North Belton
N/A

Friday, Nov 17th

Coed Varsity Swimming
TISCA Prelims
N/A
Coed Junior Varsity Swimming
TISCA Prelims
N/A
Girls Varsity Basketball
vs. East View High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Football
vs. South Grand Prairie High School
N/A

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Multiple Teams · Tigers comeback falls short in last two minutes, as South Grand Prairie ends Belton’s season, 37-34


Character is tested in many ways in life: In the home, in the classroom and on the field. Challenges are met, most times with resistance. Metal sharpens metal.

The Belton Tigers had their metal tested many times on Friday night, as they hosted the South Grand Prairie Warriors at Tiger Field. It was the second time that the Tigers and Warriors have met in Belton in the playoffs in consecutive years. Belton won 38-30 in 2016.

The Warriors held 16-point advantage with 9:59 in the fourth quarter. But the Tigers responded with a touchdown, an onside kick recovery and another touchdown in a 2:42 span to give Belton a fighting chance. But a late sack on the final drive erased any opportunity at a miracle finish and ended the Tigers season with a 37-34 loss to the Warriors.

Belton finished their season 6-5 overall, with four of their five losses being seven points or less.

South Grand Prairie won the bi-district championship and moved their record to 7-4. They will play No. 1 Allen in the Area Round next week, as they dispatched Lewisville Hebron 48-17.

Keodrick Young was the workhorse in the first SGP scoring drive, as he carried six times for 37 yards. It included a 16-yard touchdown run on the drive’s 10th play. Ethan Soto’s point-after kick gave the Warriors a 7-0 lead with 7:39 to play in the first quarter.

Darren Rector scored on Belton’s first offensive play and electrified the Tiger Field crowd with a 67-yard run up the middle for a touchdown. Nyle Tabat’s extra-point tied the game at 7-7 with 7:22 to play in the opening quarter.
Garrison Vaughn, Justin Buuck and Carson Harris inflicted pain on the SGP running game, as they combined for three

Connor Carothers got the start at quarterback for the Tigers. His first pass was incomplete and Darren Rector picked up seven yards on the next two carries. Logan Smith punted the ball 39 yards to the SGP 40.

Belton’s defense bowed its neck on the Warriors’ next drive. Nakia Brown, the dual-threat quarterback for SGP, maneuvered the Warriors’ offense down the field before Soto attempted a 32-yard field. The kick was wide right, and the Tigers took over at their own 20 with 11:18 to play in the first half.

Belton head coach Sam Skidmore and offensive coordinator Brian Cope rotated Cameron Davis in at quarterback and the Tigers started to chew away at the first half clock. The Tigers’ running game picked up 56 yards, including a critical 17-yard gain on third down by Davis at the Belton 44 and 22-yard pickup by Davis down to the SGP 17, on their 80-yard scoring drive. Davis connected with Anthony Brown on a 13-yard touchdown pass in the left corner of the end zone. Tabat’s extra-point gave the Tigers a 14-7 lead with 6:39 to play in the first half.

The teams traded punts within the final five minutes of the first half. SGP put together a 2:04 drive, which ended up in a 28-yard field goal by Soto with five seconds to play in the half. Belton led 14-10 going into the locker room.

The Tigers received the ball to start the third quarter, but only picked up six yards in their first drive. Smith’s 54-yard punt was downed at the Warriors’ 28-yard line.

SGP’s first drive of the second half went for 12 plays, 72 yards and took nearly five minutes. Brown’s four-yard run gave the Warriors the lead. The Tigers’ special teams blocked the point-after try, which kept the Warriors with a two-point lead, 16-14, with 5:11 left in the third quarter.

After Marshall Fish’s fair catch of the kickoff at the Belton 23, the Tigers got runs of 14 and nine yards from Davis. Belton was faced with a fourth down and a yard to go at their own 46. Davis was stopped for no gain, which turned the ball back over to SGP.

Brown and Young were the pairing that shouldered the rushing load in SGP’s next scoring drive. In the six-play, 46-yard drive, Brown scored from four yards out. This time, Soto’s point-after kick split the uprights to give the Warriors a 9-point lead with 1:58 to play in the third quarter, 23-14.

The Tigers took just three plays to respond to the score, as Davis hit Chandler Vela for a 42-yard run-and-catch touchdown. Tabat’s extra-point brought Belton back to within two points with 1:07 to play in the third quarter, 23-21.
Five plays later, the Warriors scored again, as Jachin Like sprinted for a 32-yard score 45 seconds into the fourth quarter. Soto’s extra-point made the score 30-21.
Belton took the kickoff on the ensuing drive and moved their way down to the SGP 36. Davis dropped back to pass and threw a bubble screen out to the left. The ball tipped off of the hands of a Belton receiver, stayed airborne momentarily and was pulled down by Warriors defensive end Jordan Scales. He raced 57 yards for an interception return touchdown. Soto’s extra-point moved the Warriors
 lead to 16 points with 9:59 to play in the game, 37-21.
The resolve of the Tigers was never more evident than on the next drive, as Belton answered the Warriors with a 62-yard drive. Davis hit Vela on a third down and one play for 23 yards and connected with Anthony Fairbanks on a 18-yard dart down the right hash marks for a touchdown. The Tigers went for two points, but the pass was knocked away. SGP maintained a 10-point lead with 8:44 to go, 37-27.
Anthony Brown pulled in Smith’s perfectly-placed onside kick at the Belton 47. Rector’s 14-yard run and 20-yard catch set up Davis’ 24-yard pass to Anthony Brown. Tabat’s extra-point put the Tigers to within a field goal with 7:17 to play, 37-34.
Belton’s defense stepped up their game on the next drive. Great plays by Vaughn, Mitchell Dunahoo, Jarrett Karnowski, Devin Martinez, Arturo Jaimes, Justin Buuck and Clayton Blank slammed the door on SGP at the Belton 29. The Belton student section also made a huge impact with making such a vocal impact that the Warriors ended up taking a delay of game penalty because they could not hear. SGP punted and the Tigers took over at their own 1-yard line with 3:30 to play, needing a field goal to tie.
Rector ran for eight yards and Davis for three yards for a first down to get the Tigers out of the shadows of their own goal post. On fourth down and eight yards to go at the Belton 14, Davis dropped back and let pass go down to the SGP 43, where Fairbanks hauled it in for a first down. The Warriors’ defense sacked Davis on first down, allowed a yard on second down and knocked away a pass on third down. On fourth down, Davis dropped back, as his receivers were well-covered, and was sacked for a loss of nine yards. Most importantly, it resulted in a turnover on downs and SGP was able to bleed the final 1:18 of the ball game to win a tough affair.
“I’m proud of our kids. They battled through adversity,” Skidmore said. “They could have quit easily after being down three scores and they kept battling until the very end when they had the chance to win it there. Things didn’t go our way.”
South Grand Prairie ran for 330 yards and passed for 70. They kept the ball much of the first three quarters.
“Our defense stepped up when we needed them and our special teams played well,” Skidmore said. “Offensively, they did well. The most that (South Grand Prairie’s) defense gave up all year is 29 points. Having a chance there at the end, that’s all that you could ask for. They battled the whole game.”
A lesser team would have packed it in, but Belton just kept playing hard, aggressive football. They gained nearly 450 yards in total offense.
IMG_7848“I preached to them before the game to leave it all out on the field,” Skidmore said. “Unfortunately, not everybody gets to see the field and the guys that put in the work definitely were appreciated. It was a whole team effort and I couldn’t be prouder.”

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Tigers News · SBMS Girls Basketball Travels to NBMS


Lady Tiger 8th grade Basketball A and B teams were in action last night against a formidable foe at North Belton MS.  Both teams played with grit and determination. South Belton Tigers hustled and gave it all they had. Esper Moreno, Liliah Tellez, and Lauren Pogue were great leaders for the A team and Sabryn Booth, Denise Matamores and Maya Jones were great leaders for the B team. In the end, our Lady Tigers came up short on the scoreboard, but raised the bar in our level of team play. We will continue to fight and get better! We never stop!

SBMS 7th A fell short to NBMS 31-19. SBMS tied it up in the 2nd quarter, but with players in foul trouble NBMS started to pull away. Rozalynn Leibowitz led all scorers with La’Mayia Riggins playing strong offensively. Defense was led by Trinity Espitia and Leilah Maldonado. The only team taking home a win was 7B beating North 24-10 with the high point scoring of Sophie Severn with 14 points.


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Multiple Teams · NBMS vs. SBMS Girls’ Basketball Results


The North Belton Middle School Girls’ Basketball Teams played their first game of the season on Thursday, November 16 against South Belton, at home. Here are there results:

7B had a physical battle in their first game of the season last night.  The game remained close in the first half with strong guard play from Raven Dupree and hustle plays made by post McKenzie Batey who scored a total of four points.  The second half brought on more points with scoring from Savannah Bradshaw and Noemi Salas who each scored two points. The 7B team came up short, losing their first game of the season.  With improvement made in the second half the rest of the season is looking up for these Lady Tigers.

 

7A emerged victorious 31-19 against South Belton Middle School on Thursday. Following a 10-3 run, North commanded a 21-11 lead at the end of the first half. Sydni Cartwright was North’s offensive leader of the night with 15 points. Also contributing for North were Alina Tavernier (eight points, three rebounds, two blocks), Hannah Jensen (six points, seven rebounds, six steals), and Macee Bradford (two points, six rebounds, one steal). North finished the game with 42 rebounds (22 offensive/20 defensive), two blocks and 26 steals.

 

8B started off scoring quick from the beginning. By the end of the first quarter, North led 14-0. Points came from Natasha De La Rosa, Krislynn Munoz, Hannah Degen, Linda Rojas, Ashland Reyes, Kennedy Pratt, and Morgan McShannon.  By the end of the first half, North doubled their score, while managing to keep South shut out. Points in the second quarter came from Munoz, Degen, Reyes, and Pratt. In the second half, North found fewer scoring opportunities, but chose to focus on running plays to help improve their overall offense. Adriana Cabiness made the only two baskets of the third quarter. The only points from South came late in the fourth quarter, but North only allowed one basket. The 8B team won their first game of the season 32-2.

Leading scorer for the 8B team was Degen with eight points. Pratt added six points. Munoz, Reyes, and Cabiness each added four points a piece. Rojas went 1-2 from the free throw line and also added a basket to bring her total to three points. De La Rosa added two points and McShannon went 1-2 on the free throw line to add one point.

 

8A took to the court  came out victorious against , 55-13. Kiera Campbell slapped the opening tip off to McKenna Maddux who found Jennie Bonnett open at the basket for the first score of the night. From there, seven different North players found the basket. Leading the way was Lily Small, who scored five of her nine points in the first quarter. Bonnett and Maddux each found scoring opportunities, netting four points a piece in the first quarter. Campbell, MyKaela Johnston, Aniah Hall and Sterling Weadock each added a basket to the totals to give North a commanding 21-2 first quarter lead. Second quarter was a defensive display with many different players recording multiple steals. North was able to capitalize on those steals and found scoring opportunities from Bonnett, Weadock, Campbell, Hall and Small. North led at the half, 33-6. Coming out of the half, North continued with more baskets from Bonnett, Maddux, Weadock, Hall and Small. Seleilah Jackson found her first scoring opportunity on a 10 foot jumper. North led after three quarters, 46-11. Fourth quarter was a slower pace, with North looking to run through their playbook, but Jackson and Hall were still able to find scoring opportunities to bring the team to their final total and the win, 55-13.
Leading scorer for the night was Aniah Hall with 12 points (2-4 FT). Lily Small scored nine points (7-10 FT) and Jennie Bonnett and McKenna Maddux each chipped in seven points. Jackson, Weadock and Campbell each scored six points and MyKaela Johnson scored two points.

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Multiple Teams · SBMS Girls Basketball Itinerary 11/16/17


  •  Sport: Girls Basketball
  •  Event Date: 11/16/17
  •  Time athletes will get out of class: 2:40pm
  •  Time bus will leave campus: 3:00pm
  •  Destination (complete address) NBMS
  •  Location to be picked-up from: Parents will pick up @NBMS @ 7:15 at the latest
  •  Person in charge of transportation for this sport: Coach Taylor and Coach Payne

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Multiple Teams · Late 11-2 run helps Lady Tigers past Pflugerville Connally, 48-43


The Belton Lady Tigers hosted the Pflugerville Connally Lady Cougars Tuesday night at Tiger Gym in search of their first home win of the season.

Belton led most of the game, but trailed by four points late before an 11-2 run in the final 1:46 lifted the Lady Tigers to a 48-43 win.

The Lady Tigers collected their first home win and improved their record to 3-4.

E’nisha Fowler put Connally ahead by a field goal after three minutes of scoreless basketball.

Keilee Burke scored the first Belton bucket with 4:44 to play in the first quarter. Alissa Priddy’s two free-throws gave Belton a two-point lead. Ayreona Justice tied the game with a field goal with 1:19 to play in the first quarter. Priddy took a pretty pass from Ashlee Donahoo to give the Lady Tigers a 6-4 lead with 36 seconds to play in the opening quarter.

Belton opened the second quarter on a 14-4 run. Burke, Presleigh York, Alexus Wade, Abby Harrison, Taylin Wesley all had points in the run.

Connally closed the half on a 7-0 run over the final two minutes, as E’nisha Fowler and Lashiya Fowler scored the points of the half. The Lady Tigers led 20-15 at the halftime break.

Belton took a 29-22 lead late in the third quarter, as Jerrisha Rice drained a three-pointer and Nia Williams had a pretty putback on the baseline to highlight the quarter.

The Lady Cougars closed the third quarter on a 7-1 run, with Belton holding a 30-29 lead going into the final stanza. They extended the run to 13-2 to lead 36-31 with 5:40 to play.

York, Burke and Kamie Moore combined for five points over the next minute to tie the ball game at 36-36.

Zahra Cross scored the next five points for the Lady Cougars, as they led 41-37 with 1:46 to play.

Natasha Blizzard drew a key foul under the basket and drained a pair of free throws to draw Belton to within two points, 41-39, and forced Connally to take a time out.

Burke picked up a blocked shot with 58 seconds to play and drew a foul. She hit the front end of the 1-and-1. The second shot glanced off of the rim and to the right. Janna Harvey picked up the offensive rebound and laid the ball off of the glass to give Belton a 42-41 lead with 55 seconds to play.

Priddy stole the ball on the Connally side of the court and fed Rice with a pass that she drained through the cylinder to extend the lead to three points with 31 seconds to play.

Tierra Leyanna hit a jumper with 22 seconds left and then fouled Priddy to stop the clock two seconds later. Priddy drained both free throws and the Lady Tigers held on for the five-point win.

Eleven Lady Tigers tallied points on the score sheet. Burke led Belton scorers with 13 points. Williams and Priddy each had six points and Rice had five points.

It was a win for the Lady Tigers, but Belton head coach Brenda Gomez stated was not a pretty one.

“It was a very ugly win,” Gomez said. “We need to do a better job taking care of the ball and must play better defense.”IMG_7238 IMG_7237 IMG_7173 IMG_7049 IMG_6967


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Multiple Teams · Tigers improve to 2-0 with 74-55 win over University


The Belton Tigers looked to stay undefeated on Monday night at Tiger Gym, as they hosted the Waco University High School Trojans.

Belton jumped to an early 7-0 lead and never trailed, as they defeated the Trojans, 74-55.

The Tigers moved to 2-0 on the season, with a matchup against the Temple Wildcats at the Mayborn Campus Center on Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m.

Kiron Griffin, Jr. started the rally with a three-pointer on the first shot of the game. Jordin Ellis scored moments later and Dontori Lott followed with a layup to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.

After the Trojans hit a three-pointer, Lott hit two layups to force University to call a timeout with 4:32 to play in the first quarter, with Belton leading 11-3.

The Trojans closed the gap to two points at the start of the second quarter, 13-11. Lott’s slam-dunk with just under seven minutes to play in the first half helped fuel the Tigers’ moment, as Belton closed the half on a 18-11 clip to lead 31-22 at the break.

After a University three-pointer to start the quarter, Lott’s lay-in deep into the paint and Jarian Kerley’s two three-pointers turned up the heat on the Trojans again. Kayden Downs converted a traditional three-point play and Ellis got an assist from Kyle O’Banon on a three-point shot to give the Tigers a 45-36 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The Trojans worked their deficit back to seven, 45-38, when Griffin took at 25-foot jumper from left elbow of the three-point arc and was fouled by Derek Hopkins. The shot went through the cylinder and Griffin completed the four-point play.

The Tigers led by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter and outscored University 29-19 for a 19-point win.

Griffin led all scorers with 23 points. Lott added 13 points and Ellison added 12 points.

Belton head coach Trovocie Jackson was pleased the performance for the second straight game, following the team’s 71-55 win over Waco last Friday night at Tiger Gym.

“Overall, you never be mad at the effort that the guys have given,” Jackson said. “It was an effort that created opportunities for those guys to finish up a run. Our pressure was able to get to University’s guards.”

Lott, Griffin and the team worked tirelessly to make opportunities, inside and out, to separate themselves from the Trojans.

“Dontori has worked extremely hard in the offseason and his work is starting to show,” Jackson said. “It’s starting to play dividends. We looked at his shot chart. He didn’t have his best game, but he still played pretty darned good. He’s only going to get better. I’m very proud of him.”

Temple is up on Saturday and the rivalry is always a great one. The Tigers consider Temple one of the keys on their schedule, due to the closeness in style of play to members of District 8-6A.

“We scheduled our pre-district schedule to closely match the style of play in District 8-6A,” Jackson said. “Temple matches it. Pflugerville Connally does that. Burnet, with their new group of guys, does that. Manor has an athletic group of guys. They do the same things. They get up and they push out on you. We wanted to see that as much as we can to prepare us for the district.”IMG_6628 IMG_6635 IMG_6671 DontoriLott1


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Multiple Teams · NBMS Basketball Itinerary Nov 16th


The 7th and 8th grade basketball players will leave NBMS at 4:00PM and arrive at SBMS at 4:25. 7th grade A and B teams play at 5:00 and 8th A and B play at 6:00. Team will travel back to NBMS when last game is over. Approximate time back at school will be around 7:00.