Boys basketball notes: Trojans win district title, 32-6A playoffs continue to heat up

The train continues to roll for the San Perlita Trojans. After an emotional win against Santa Maria on Tuesday, the Trojans picked up a 67-59 win against La Villa on Friday.

Victor Galvan led the way with 23 points while Noah Olivarez finished with 10.

With the victory the Trojans improved to 7-0 and won the 32-2A title. San Perlita will now shift its focus to San Isidro on Tuesday with tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m.

Winning the league crown is a first for three-year Trojans coach Nataniel Garza. The Trojans overcame a rough non-district schedule and have played flawless basketball throughout the conference season.

“I’m very proud of these kids,” Garza said. “They have worked hard all year and winning a district title is something we have all talked about. We’re excited to win a district title, but we also have a goal to make a deep playoff run. I am proud to be coaching this group and I could not have asked for a better group of kids.”

32-6A HEATING UP: Three games remain in the regular season and the playoff race in District 32-6A is coming down to the wire with five teams fighting for the final three playoff spots.

On Friday, Los Fresnos clinched its fourth straight district title and claimed the No. 1 seed with a win against Brownsville Rivera. Jordan Urbina and Andrew Carrizales both netted 19 points each in the win.

With the Falcons clinching the title, Rivera fell into a four-way tie with Harlingen High, Harlingen South and Weslaco High, which all have 7-4 records.

On Tuesday, Weslaco will look to keep pace in the playoff race as they travel to Los Fresnos.

Meanwhile, Harlingen South picked up a win against Weslaco East on Friday and Harlingen High also won against Brownsville Hanna. South will take on Rivera and Harlingen will host San Benito this coming week.

Big Red got a 30-point performance from Michael Arellano including four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Both Antonio Aguilar and Kameryn Gonzalez contributed with 10 points each while Jeremy Vasquez netted 11 points.

Lyford gaining steam in league play: Layne Klostermann posted his third straight double-double on Friday and helped guide Lyford to an 84-43 win against IDEA Quest.

Klostermann finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds in the win while Jeremy Jimenez also finished with a double-double. Jimenez netted 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Lyford is 3-2 in District 32-3A but will take a break from the league grind on Tuesday when they travel to Brownsville St. Joseph in a non-district contest.