COLLEYVILLE — Colleyville Heritage boys basketball closed out the non-district portion of their season with a 59-52 win against Amarillo on Friday night.
The Panthers (8-5) jumped out to an early 9-0 advantage and never looked back the Sandies (4-8) never got closer than five points for the rest of the night. That 9-0 run was the product of some stingy Colleyville Heritage defense and opportunistic offense.
We got off to a good start defensively, and it generated some easy baskets, Colleyville Heritage coach Stephen Hamrick said. Thats what we want to hang our hat on.
Heritage was led by Colten Gobers 23 points. At one point in the third quarter, Gober had half of his teams points, as he had 21 and the entire Heritage team had 42.
The senior was on fire from three-point range, shaking free from the defense to bury six 3s.
He works hard offensively, and he does a good job, Hamrick said. Hes identified. Hes been in this league, hes played for four years, hes getting their best defender night-in, night-out, so thats a challenge. His teammates and him did a good job tonight of getting some looks and he was able to step in and hit them.
Derrick Donnell chipped in nine points and seven rebounds for the Panthers, putting pressure on the Amarillo defense by breaking down his man and attacking the basket.
Amarillo was led by sophomore Bradon Eggleston, who scored 16 points. Five of those came on a rare five-point possession, where Eggleston hit a 3 and a Colleyville Heritage defender was called for a loose ball foul, giving the Sandies another possession.
On the ensuing play, Eggleston was fouled on a layup and hit both free throws to cut the Panthers' lead to 32-23.
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