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Braves defeat Vandals, 44-32

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 28th, 2012

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Miami senior Billy Tower attempts to block a shot by his San Carlos opponent, CJ Dalmacio.

Miami — Last Tuesday the Vandal basketball team took on the Braves from San Carlos at Miami High. Coached again by veteran Miami coach, Ken Vargas, who has been working hard on preparing the boys for this upcoming season, the boys, both younger and older, are without a doubt flourishing under the direction of the fine coaching staff that has taken on the task of guiding these young men through the game of basketball.

Despite the very good effort, the Vandals lost their first home game to the visiting Braves 44-32.

Upperclassmen players Aaron Hockaday and Billy Tower had an especially good game. The boys’ speed and quick thinking came in handy in fending off the Braves’ relentless attacks.

Jose Barretto and Jordan Hernandez are also to be praised for great performances. Jordan blocked a number of shots by San Carlos players Demetrice Victor and Alfred Thorne. Jose brought in many of the Vandals’ points, including a few nice three-pointers and some fantastic layups.

The Vandals struggled with quite a few foul calls from the officials at first, but after they found their groove the boys began to play a little more strategically, thus putting more heat on San Carlos.

In the end, the Braves took the win with a score of 44-32, but the Vandals were not discouraged by this loss; they walked out of the gym with their heads held high, ready to take on the next challenge that awaits them as this season continues on.

The Vandals will be playing today, Wednesday, Nov. 28 against their rivals in Globe, then will be hitting the road to Superior on Dec. 4 and then to Payson on the 6th. Good luck, gentlemen of both teams and have a safe and productive season.

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