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    Cade Pakebusch (far right) drives to the basket last week againt Navarro. The Cuero Record

Stayin’ Alive

Gobblers stay in contention for playoffs

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Not scoring for an entire quarter, namely the first, is usually not a recipe for success. Cuero buckled down, though, after being down 2-0 through one quarter and outscored Navarro by nine the rest of the way for their third district win, 42-35.

“The nerves went down,” coach Chad Hartley said of the change from the first to second quarter. “They played really good defense. The one bucket they scored, we didn’t rotate right. Other than that, they played really, really hard. I think it was the hard focus on D [defense] and nerves on the offensive end is why we didn’t score the first quarter.” Once again, freshman Tycen Williams made some big shots for Cuero in timely moments.

“He comes through with some big threes,” Hartley said of Williams. “We start feeling comfortable and confident and led with our defense and came out victorious.”

Coach Hartley made it clear going in last Friday that there isn’t really room for defeat over these final four games.

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