LA VERNIA -- It was a period of ups and downs for the Bear varsity basketball team last week, as La Vernia fell to Floresville, and then mixed up the wins and losses in Karnes City to leave town with a fourth-place finish in tournament play.
The Bears traveled to Floresville Nov. 27 to face the Tigers, but failed to keep pace, and lost by a final score of 69-30.
With a 1-1 record, the team made a couple trips to Karnes City to play in the Badgers’ basketball tournament, and found mixed success. The Bears earned a 40-19 win over the host team, but dropped a pair of close games to San Marcos Baptist (47-44) and Stockdale (44-38).
La Vernia was scheduled to face the Poth Pirates Dec. 4, though results were unavailable as of press time.
La Vernia def. Karnes City, 40-19 (Karnes City Tourney).
Bears: Points: Colby Sims-9, Dillon Pickens-6, Austin Pickens-5, Jose Sahagun-4, Trevor Finch-4, Bryan Klar-3, Josh Campos-2, Matt Olson-2, Jonathan Jupe-2, Forrest Jagge-2. Overall Record: 2-3.
San Marcos Baptist def. La Vernia, 47-44 (Karnes City Tourney).
Bears: Points: Austin Pickens-18, Colby Sims-12, Dillon Pickens-9, Brian Escamilla-5. Overall Record: 1-3.
Stockdale def. La Vernia, 44-38 (Karnes City Tourney).
Bears: Points: Austin Pickens-18, Josh Campos-8, Dillon Pickens-4, Colby Sims-4, Brian Escamilla-2. Overall Record: 1-2.
Floresville def. La Vernia, 69-30.
Bears: Points: Austin Pickens-7, Dillon Pickens-6, Dalton Dennehy-4, Brian Klar-3, Jose Sahagun-2, Josh Campos-2, Bryan Escamilla-2, Colby Sims-2, John Jupe-2. Overall Record: 1-1.