The Uvalde Coyotes rewarded a large youth basketball night crowd with a 54-36 victory over the Eagle Pass Winn Mavericks last Friday night.
Ahead by a score of 35-29 by the end of the third period, the Coyotes exploded for 19 points in the finale period to blow the ball game open.
The Coyotes began the final period with a 9-0 scoring run.
Donovan Amaya led things off as he downed a pair of free throws.
With seven minutes left on the game clock, Donovan Davila drained a three-point field goal to up the Uvalde lead to 40-29.
Chris Embers grabbed an offensive rebound and scored on a short-range put-back shot.
Domingo Davila topped off the run as he made a drive through the scoring lane for a layup.
Eric Sanchez scored Winn’s first points of the period as he converted on a three-point play to cut the scoring deficit to 44-32 with 4:30 left in the game.
Domingo Davila and Donovan Amaya scored on back-to-back short-range field goals to give the Coyotes a 16-point lead.
The Coyotes outscored the Mavericks, 6-4, during the final three minutes of the game to wind up with their 18-point victory.
“Thanks go out to the youth basketball coaches, players, and parents for coming out to support us,” said Uvalde High School head basketball coach Billy Ramey. “Our guys played with a lot of energy. Everyone stepped up. I am proud of how we ended the first half of our district schedule with a win over a really good Winn ball club.
“We have several home games coming up and hopefully, we will have lot of fans on hand to lend us support as we head into the stretch run of our district schedule,” said Coach Ramey.
With the win, the Coyotes snapped a three-game district losing streak.
The Coyotes improved their district record to 2-3 and upped their season record to 11-18.
Domingo Davila led all individual scorers in the ball game. He netted 27 point for the Coyotes.
Davila accounted for 17 of Uvalde’s 30 points in the first half.
Others who contributed to Uvalde’s points total were Donovan Davila with eight points, Donovan Amaya with seven points, Peyton Carnes with six points, D’Andre Carroll with four points and Chris Embers with two points.
Estevan Ortiz, Jonathan Ruiz and Jose Ruiz saw playing time, but they did not get into the scoring total.
Juan Costilla and Juan Morales led the scoring for Winn with 14 points and 12 points, respectively.
The Coyotes got off to an 11-3 start in the contest.
Winn rallied in the second period to capture the scoring lead, but the Coyotes battled back to gain a 24-20 halftime lead.
Domingo Davila hit on a pair of free throws to put the Coyotes up by one point with 16.2 seconds left in the half.
Donovan Davila netted a three-point field goal during the closing seconds to out the Coyotes up by four points.
The Coyotes opened the third period with a 7-0 scoring run.
Peyton Carnes scored on a pair of short-distance field goals and Domingo Davila drove in to down a close-range shot.
Donovan Davila topped off the scoring run with a free throw.
Defensively, the Coyotes did not give up a Winn field goal until the 1:20 mark of the field when Juan Costilla hit on a three-point shot.
Up by six points at the end of the third period, the Coyotes hit on five field goals in the fourth period and held Winn to only two as the Uvaldeans rolled on to victory in the fourth period.