The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate basketball team will head into its final game of the district season with a chance to claim the title of district champions after its victory over the Kingsville Brahmas 79-66 Friday, Feb. 14 in Kingsville.
RFHS’ district record improves to 12-1 with an overall record of 26-7.
The Pirates will head into its final game of the district season in first place, one game ahead of second place Sinton with an 11-2 record. As long as RFHS wins its final district game, they will be the District 31-4A champions.
Against Kingsville, RFHS played a close game with the Brahmas through the first half.
In the first quarter, RFHS held only a slight advantage with a 12-11 lead.
The Brahmas stayed with RFHS through the second quarter using its range from the three. RFHS attacked Kingsville in the paint and from beyond the arc; Tyson Cox scored 12 points on drives to the paint and Konnor McMahon hit two 3-point field goals (FG). Both teams went into the half tied at 27.
In the third quarter, RFHS exploded for 29 points versus Kingsville’s 13. McMahon hit two more 3-point FG’s and Cox contributed 10 points and went 4-4 from the free throw line all in the third quarter.
Holding on to a 56-40 lead, RFHS continued its hot streak of scoring into the fourth quarter with five Pirates scoring at least three points for a combined 21 points. The deficit was too great for Kingsville to come back from as RFHS ran away with it 79-66.
Cox led RFHS in scoring with 25 points.
McMahon followed with 23 points.
Kaden Harder scored eight points.
RFHS played its last district game Tuesday, Feb. 18 at home against Robstown.