Alumni from two local high schools took part in an exhibition basketball game Saturday in order to raise money for the Tuloso-Midway High School varsity basketball program.
Supporters from both schools packed into the TMHS gymnasium to cheer on their respective teams, and the players opened up the game with a quick pace. Robstown, playing with a smaller eight-man team compared to 14 players for the Warriors' alumni, kept up with Tuloso-Midway for most of the first half. However, they trailed the Warriors, 37-30, at halftime.
At the beginning of the second half, Tuloso-Midway's fast-paced offense seemed to overwhelm Robstown, and the Warriors opened up a 16-point lead at one point. However, Robstown alumni kept chipping away at the lead, holding their own against the bigger numbers of the Tuloso-Mdway alumni squad. They eventually cut the Warriors' lead down to six with 2:30 left in the final period.
However, Tuloso-Midway would hang on for an 81-71 win.
Money raised from Saturday's game will benefit the TMHS varsity basketball program, organizers said, but there are discussions taking place to hold a game in Robstown next month in which proceeds will go towards the Cotton Pickers' basketball team.