CORPUS CHRISTI – Both the Alice and Calallen boys basketball teams were looking for their first District 30-5A win of the season on Friday night.
Only the Wildcats found it.
The Coyotes shot 12 of 62 (19 percent) from the floor and had 23 turnovers, falling to the hosts 61-36 at Calallen High School.
“I don’t really know. It’s the same story,” Alice coach Kevin Kelley said. “Just take some of my past comments, the 30 or 40 of them, and just print it. Reprint, reprint, reprint.
“I don’t understand what goes on with these guys. I don’t get it. I don’t know. We’ve just got to keep plugging away and trying to get better.”
The Wildcats had enough problems to give coach Randy Lowrance headaches as well. Calallen overcame 29 giveaways in the victory. The Wildcats shot 24 of 52 (46 percent) on the night.
De’Andre Evans had all six of his points in the first quarter as Alice led 10-9. The second period featured five lead changes before Calallen began to pull away.
Nick Sendejo knocked down a 3-pointer to retake the led for the Coyotes at 18-16 with 3:40 before halftime. Forrest Crisp’s three-point play 49 seconds later marked the final lead change of the game. The Wildcats used a 16-1 to close the half up 32-19. Crisp put up 14 points in the frame.
Things did not get better for Alice in the third quarter. The Coyotes shot 1 of 16 and had eight turnovers in their worst stretch of the game.
Alice moved to 2-20 overall and 0-8 in district with the setback.