Rough 3rd period dooms Hawks vs Edinburg North

HARLINGEN — Christian Espinosa scored 14 points, KobePatterson hit 13 and Ubaldo Pequeno contributed 11, as Edinburg North defeated Harlingen South 48-37 Tuesday night in a Class 6A bi-district playoff game at the Hawks gymnasium.

After the halftime break, Edinburg North’s Brandon De La Cruz scored six consecutive points as the Cougars outscored the Hawks 16-2 in the quarter, to open up a 14-point lead.

“We knew it was going to be a battle,” said Edinburg North head coach Rudy Garcia. “We’re good and they’re good, so I knew we were going to have to change it up a bit, but we switched from man to zone and it seemed to slow them down a bit, and gave us some opportunities to score also.”

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