Boys basketball notes: Cardinals remain in district hunt

The Harlingen High Cardinals picked up a 62-58 win on Tuesday night against crosstown rival Harlingen South.

With the win, the Cards improved to 5-1 in District 32-6A play with one game remaining in the first half of league action.

On Friday, the Cards travel to a surprising Brownsville Rivera team, which is currently 4-2 in district play and have won back-to-back games. Tip-off is set for 7:30.

Hawks look to rebound vs. Los Fresnos: After a 4-0 start in 32-6A, Harlingen South has dropped two straight games against Rivera and Harlingen. The Hawks now find themselves tied with Rivera for the fourth spot in district play with 4-2 records.

Los Fresnos is currently 6-0 and will travel to South on Friday at 7:30. The Hawks have a chance to throw a wrench into the league standings if they’re able to pick up the win.

“I always look forward to playing Los Fresnos,” said Hawks coach Brian Molina. “They’re No. 1 in the Valley and are state ranked. They have a lot of returners from last year and are a very well-coached basketball team. I think our guys are looking forward to the opportunity to play them.”

Hounds host Wildcats: San Benito fell to Los Fresnos 77-47 on Tuesday and with the loss the Hounds are 1-5 in district play. They finish the first half of conference play on Friday as they host Weslaco East at 7:30.

Against the Falcons, David Sanchez led the Hounds in scoring with 19 points, Ryan Reza finished with 10 points and Aaron Medrano netted eight.

Trojans off to 3-0 start in 32-2a play: San Perlita has won its first three district games this season, including an 84-60 victory over La Villa on Tuesday.

Up next is a date with San Isidro at home on Friday.

This season the Trojans have gotten strong play from Tige Johnson, who is averaging a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds per game. He is also averaging three blocks per contest.

Victor Galvan is another key component to the Trojans as he’s averring 15 points per game. Meanwhile, Jamie Zallar and Julian Herrera are both averaging nine points per outing.

VICTIM TO THE WEATHER: Lyford had its District 32-3A game against IDEAQuestAcademy rescheduled for Feb. 16 due to inclement weather Tuesday. The Bulldogs are currently 1-0 in league play and will prepare for IDEA Frontier Tuesday at 7.