The Calhoun Sandies fell in a close contest last Friday night against Corpus Christi Moody at home, 38-31.

The Sandies and the Trojans struggled to score in the first four minutes as the teams combined to commit 11 turnovers.

Sandies Head Basketball Coach Sonny Benefield talked about the loss and his team’s struggles against Moody.

“We’re going to have to keep working on ball handling… we do drills every day in the ball handling,” Benefield said. “But we just have to continue, and hopefully it will click in when got to protect the ball and take care of it.”

The Sandies began the second half of district play against Victoria East at home (please see Wave Sports for score), and after the Moody game, Benefield said they lost to East in the first meeting.

Benefield said he told his players they “can’t let” East beat them in their home place and added that his players will be working hard on not making mistakes.

The Sandies later in the week will take on Corpus Christi Carroll on the road on Friday, and Benefield talked about both teams.

“East runs man-to-man; they pressure all over you, and Carroll will run that one-two-two trap full court,” Benefield said. “So…we just can’t throw it away, and that is the key and don’t have turnovers.”

The Sandies travel to Corpus this Friday to play Carroll.

The game starts at 6:30.

For the Victoria East Score, please go to Wave Sports for all Calhoun scores.

--Veterans Memorial--

The Sandies fell to Veterans Memorial, 67-18, last Tuesday.

Vets Stats:

Rea Chrisco led the team with 10 points.

Calhoun is 8-11 with a 1-8 district record.