Aztecs Put Wildcats to Sleep in Blowout: 83-35


Aztecs Put Wildcats to Sleep in Blowout, 83-35

By Samuel Guzman III


The Aztecs hosted the Fabens Wildcats Tuesday night at the Temple, in hopes of extending their win streak to six games.


They did much more than that.


The scoreboard told the whole story. The Aztecs dominated both ends of the floor and showed what a deadly team they can be. All cylinders were clicking for the Aztecs, who could not be stopped.


The first quarter was completely dominated by the Aztecs. It began with senior Raul Tapia throwing a lob to senior DJ Worrell for an emphatic dunk to ignite the crowd and send a sign to the Wildcats that they were in for a long night. The Aztecs jumped out to a 15-0 run halfway through the quarter before a timeout was called by the Wildcats. The first quarter ended with the Aztecs being up 30-0.


The Aztecs offense was great, but the defense was better. The Aztecs were having a block party and excellent pass perception from the defense led to multiple steals.


“When we lost our first two games we started going way harder in practice, being more aggressive, and picking up the defensive intensity every day,” said junior Martin Aragon, who contributed to the defensive frenzy.


The Wildcats finally broke their scoring drought one minute into the second quarter. Senior Robbie Sierra led the team in scoring that quarter by going 2 for 3 from beyond the arc, totaling six points out of the team’s twenty points that quarter. The Aztecs were up 50-10 heading into halftime.


“We are not going to play the scoreboard,” Lopez said to his team in the lockers at the half. “We are going to keep playing hard.”


And they did. The Aztecs came out even more energetic and continued to pound on the Wildcats. The boys ended up having another 20-point quarter to come to a 71-16 lead at the end of the third.


The fourth quarter was slower paced, but there was no sign of life in the Wildcats as they ended up just scoring 10 points in the quarter. The final score was 83-35, giving the Aztecs the momentum they need for the rest of the season. Worrell ended up with 22 points and Ronnie Fauntleroy finished behind him with 14. Quite the dynamic duo on the court, Worrell and Fauntleroy dominated both sides of the ball.