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All the tools necessary

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

It couldn’t have been much worse of a start for Cuero in their district home-opener. Pleasanton jumped out to a 26-6 lead in the opening quarter, but the Gobblers chipped away all night. Though they came up short, 63-61, they showed and intensity and hunger in the second half that was more impressive than any win.

“I know and I’ve known that this is the kind of team that we’ve had all year,” head coach Kennon Dvorak said. “When we talk about energy and effort, it’s something that we have to figure out as a whole. That’s something that we didn’t do tonight.”

Simply put, it was two very different showings for Cuero from the first half to the second.

“If there’s any proof in this world to show these guys they have all the tools necessary to compete in this district and compete after that, that would be this game,” Dvorak said. “They fought with everything they had in the second half, and they turned an ugly game into a possibility.”

Dvorak stuck with the same unit of Jayden Mitchell, Devyn Whittington, Payton Walk, Marcus Gomez and Trey Moore throughout the second half.

“In basketball, you have to stick with the hot hand,” he said. “In the first half, I rotated everybody. In the second half, I found a unit that clicked, a unit that had energy and that had effort and had the drive, everything that they needed to pull us back into that game. They almost completed it.”

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