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Medina fighting to stay in playoff race

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  • Bobcats center Dawson Simmons works his way through the Nueces Canyon defense during last weekend’s double overtime loss. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough
    Bobcats center Dawson Simmons works his way through the Nueces Canyon defense during last weekend’s double overtime loss. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCollough

The Medina Bobcats’ valiant super effort last Saturday against the Nueces Canyon Panthers, including a double overtime, was not enough and Medina lost a critical district game 59-54.

The win put the Panthers a game ahead of the Bobcats in the race for a playoff berth, according to Medina Coach Bill Carter.

“The Nueces Canyon loss was very damaging to our playoff hopes. They certainly came to play and we were not aggressive enough early in the game. Also, our shooting was awful from the field and the free throw line,” Carter explained.

How close the game was is reflexed in the ping-pong fast momentum including a long distance ‘Hail Mary’ bucket a Bobcat threw at the buzzer for first overtime.

Dawson Simons led Medina with 29 points, and TJ DeLeon added 16 points.

Missed free throws doomed the Bobcats as they went eight for 27 from the charity line.

Medina boys basketball team will play D’Hanis at Tuesday, Feb. 8 at home at 7:30.