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Coastal Bend Basketball Notebook: A look at District 29-5A

By Mark Molina | Rio Sports Live

Victoria West currently sits atop District 29-5A with a perfect 9-0 record, with Flour Bluff right behind at 9-2.

Beyond that Corpus Christi Ray (7-4), Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial (7-4) and Corpus Christi King (6-4) are vying for the last two playoff spots with three weeks left to play. Corpus Christi Moody also finds itself in the mix at 4-7.

Three of those teams look to try and keep pace with pivotal games tonight, starting with Corpus Christi Veterans. The Eagles, who are winners of three straight, will hit the road to face the 2-7 Corpus Christi Carroll Tigers tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, King will take on 1-9 Gregory-Portland, and Moody hosts Flour Bluff: both at 6:30 p.m.

Ray was scheduled to host Victoria West, but that game has been pushed to Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Over on the girls side of things, the No. 6 Veterans Memorial Lady Eagles are rolling along with a 13-0 record and eye an undefeated district title with three games to go. The Lady Eagles will host the 4-8 Carroll Lady Tigers at 6:30 p.m.

Rounding out the top four in the district are Victoria West (10-3), Victoria East (9-3) and Flour Bluff (9-4). 

Veterans Memorial will take on Flour Bluff on Feb. 2 and end the season against Victoria West on Feb 5.

BUCS BUSY

The No. 17 Corpus Christi Miller boys basketball team kept busy last week, playing and winning three games in four days.

Miller racked up wins over Rockport-Fulton, Port Lavaca Calhoun and West Oso, improving to 7-0 in district play and in the driver’s seat for the 26-4A title with five games to go.

Shining in the last week was Andrew Body, who has posted a double-double in the last two games, scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds against Calhoun and posting an 18-point, 12-board game against West Oso. The senior forward also was a problem for opposing offenses in the middle, recording seven blocks in three games. 

Sophomore Lonnie Adkism also showed out last week, averaging 11.6 points, 6.3 rebounds with nine combined steals and a block.

Up next for the Bucs is a home game against theBeeville Trojans (2-5) tonight at 7:30 p.m..

Looking elsewhere in District 26-4A, Sinton sits in second place with 4-2 mark, followed by Calhoun and West Oso — which has lost its last two contests — both at 4-3.

STATE RANKINGS

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches updated its state rankings this week and several Coastal Bend Teams were still listed in their respective conferences.

Looking at the boys state rankings, Miller sits at No. 15 in Class 4A, followed by Tuloso Midway at No. 23.

Class 3A, there are two area teams in the top 10, starting with the London Pirates at No. 4 and Aransas Pass at No. 8.

Port Aransas is ranked No. 8 in Class 2A.

In Class 5A girls, Corpus Christi Vets is ranked No. 6.

Over in Class 4A girls, Robstown came in at No. 19 and Beeville at No. 25.

Class 3A girls currently has three area teams in the poll with Santa Gertrudis Academy ranked No. 17, followed by Bishop at No. 19 and Aransas Pass at No. 25.

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