Anyone who knows anything about District 7-3A basketball knows who to guard when Gatesville comes to town.
And the Glen Rose Tigers (4-14, 0-1) shut down Dominque Moore for the most part when the Tigers opened district play against the Hornets Friday. It was Thomas Weber, however, who single-handedly delivered the daggers in the Tigers’ 44-18 loss at home.
Actually, Weber delivered seven of those daggers.
“We held Moore to seven points,” said head coach Wayne Roberts. “Kevin (Brooks), Colt (Plaster), Ty (Taylor) and Chris (Guinn) did a good job guarding (Moore), but we let Weber get loose for seven 3-pointers. That’s just one of those things.”
Unfortunately for the Tigers, their best offensive half came to start the game and it produced only 11 points. Glen Rose trailed 20-11 at halftime after allowing Gatesville to score on its final six possessions of the second quarter.
“Our shots just wouldn’t fall. It makes you wonder what it’s going to take,” said Roberts. “We weren’t taking bad shots, they just weren’t falling.”
Roberts’ crew connected on just 1-10 field goals in the third quarter and 1-7 from the floor in the fourth.
Jorge Espino led the Tigers with six points while Denver Tipton and Plaster each tallied five.
Glen Rose hosted China Spring on Tuesday and will travel to Hillsboro on Friday.
“These are two games we’ve got to win,” said Roberts. “If we can handle China Spring’s press, we’ll be fine. Hillsboro is down to one total team in their boys program, they have 11 guys playing varsity basketball. They have a kid who scored 26 points in their last game, so he’s already outscored us over the last one. We have to make sure we control him better than we controlled Weber.”