KINGSVILLE - After beating rival Tuloso-Midway Jan. 15, the Calallen Wildcats put on a clinic Friday night against the H.M. King, beating the Brahmas 61-20.
Calallen's Dustin Vaughan led the way with 12 points and six rebounds. Andrew Lewis was close behind with 10 points. Deron Belford scored only nine points, but was a thief on the court with six steals.
The lone bright spot for the Brahmas came from Travis King who led his team with only seven points, plus five rebounds, a steal and a block.
"I felt like we needed to maintain our focus after beating Tuloso-Midway," said Calallen coach Jeff Crews. "We had to treat this game like it's the most important opponent we play."
The Wildcats looked ready to go as soon as the ball was tipped as Michael Conroy immediately put them on the board with a quick 3-pointer.
Calallen went on a 7-0 run until Brahma Sean Cantu hit an open three off an assist from Michael Goode.
With the score 7-3, that was the closest H.M. King got as the Wildcats completely dominated the rest of the game.
In the first quarter, Calallen scored 17 points, while grabbing six rebounds and six steals.
Steals played a big part of the game with the Wildcats outnumbering the Brahmas in that category, 21-5.
Near the end of the first quarter, Calallen began a 14-0 run that lasted until under 3 minutes left in the second quarter.
King scored the lone basket for H.M. King as the Wildcats outscored them, 18-2, in the quarter.
At halftime, Calallen was up 35-9.
For the most part, the Wildcat bench took over in the second half of the game, and the momentum stayed with Calallen as the Wildcats gradually increased their already monstrous lead.
"It's good to have a great bench in which some of these guys can play as well as our starters," Crews said. "They provide great help when we need it."
In three of the game's four quarters, the Brahmas failed to score more than seven points.
Calallen went to 3-0 in District 31-4A play after beating H.M. King, while King fell to 0-3 after its biggest loss so far in the early district season.
As for the Wildcats, Crews is not thinking of the possibility of a perfect district season.
"Our first goal is to win district," Crews said. "We just got to take it one game at a time, and not think about that."
Calallen takes on the Flour Bluff Hornets Friday at Flour Bluff High School.
Last season, the Wildcats went 0-2 against the Hornets.
Flour Bluff was 2-1 after Friday's win against the Robstown Cottonpickers.