Sunday, February 1, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Tough 2nd half dooms Armijo boys in loss to Lincoln of Stockton

By
From page B1 | December 22, 2012 |

FAIRFIELD — The first half? Pretty good. The second half? Not so good.

That was the case for the Armijo High boys basketball team Friday night in a 58-42 nonleague loss to visiting Lincoln of Stockton.

The Indians (6-4) hung tough in the opening 16 minutes, trailing just 15-13 after the first quarter and then grabbing a 28-27 lead at halftime.

Then baskets were hard to come by.

Armijo wound up with just six field goals over the final 16 minutes, while the Trojans poured in 12, including four 3-pointers, to pull away for the victory.

“There’s just nights when the ball doesn’t go into the basket and tonight was one of those nights,” Armijo coach Carly Perales said. “I can’t count how many layups we missed. I thought we had good opportunities to score, but the ball just didn’t go in.

“There’s not a lot you can do when you’re getting those opportunities and the ball’s not going into the basket.”

The third quarter proved to be the turning point as Armijo scored just five points, an inside bucket by Davontre Thompson just 14 seconds in, and then a 3-pointer by Troy Anderson as time expired in the period. In between those two hoops, Lincoln scored 13 unanswered points.

Armijo also had six turnovers in the third quarter and finished with 20 for the game.

“I think that once the ball stopped going into the basket, I think frustration set in a little bit,” Perales said. “That led to some of the sloppy passes and mishandling of the basketball. We were trying to go too quick, trying to make up for trying to get (the lead) back, instead of just being patient and having faith that we’re going to get good shots the next possession.”

The ball didn’t find the basket much in the final quarter, either, as the Indians made just four shots compared to the Trojans’ seven.

“This is a kind of a rare thing for us this year where we’ve had a complete half of not scoring,” Perales continued. “I think we’ve only had a bad quarter where we didn’t get (many) baskets. This was a new experience for us and a good team like Lincoln, they’re going to be able to take advantage and build momentum off of that. It’s just a learning experience.”

The first half was the complete opposite as Armijo was in the game the entire time as neither squad held more than a seven-point advantage, which was Armijo’s at 26-19 with 2 minutes to play in the half. But Lincoln’s Julio Muao scored the period’s final six points, including a towering two-handed dunk to cut the deficit to one at the break.

Anderson led the Indians with 14 points, while Thompson added 11 and Tyree Carrie had nine points and a team-high eight rebounds. Muao led Lincoln with 13 points and had seven rebounds.

Perales knows games like these have to be treated for what they are: a learning curve for the rest of the season.

“We might be in a situation in league later this season where we’re on the road and the ball’s not going in and maybe we’ve got to defend a little bit better than we did tonight,” he said.

The Armijo junior varsity fell 53-31 with DeMario Johnson leading the Indians with 11 points and Jordan Allen netting eight.

The Indians are off until Jan. 4 when they play at crosstown rival Fairfield in a nonleague game.

Reach Brian Arnold at 427-6969 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barnolddr.

Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold

1992 graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Police make 2nd arrest in deadly Thanksgiving Day shooting

By Glen Faison | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Fire Department honors top firefighters

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Everything you need to know about Super Bowl

By Brad Stanhope | From Page: A2

 
4th annual Health and Wellness Fair a big success

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
$340,688 brick replacement for Texas Street complete

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3

 
 
Banish dry skin this winter

By Sarah Porkka | From Page: C4

Chocolate: A long journey to deliciousness

By Karen Metz | From Page: C4

 
County board to consider DA reorganization plan

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

Eurozone offers lesson in debt

By Mark Sievers | From Page: B7

 
Rodriguez graduate completes basic training

By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B10

 
Fairfield police log: Jan. 30, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: Jan. 30, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

From ocean to ocean, through the Panama Canal

By The Associated Press | From Page: C1

 
Video: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalist

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
Bay Area agency accuses former official of embezzling $1.3M

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in US

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
California health care contract fight resolved

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

‘Rolled Sleeves Bandit’ tied to 7 bank robberies in custody

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Letter with suspicious powder received at Samaritan’s Purse

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world

By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

 
Not so ‘Good to Go’ when man gets $18,000 toll bridge bill

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Kerry: ‘Enormous interest in new relationship with Cuba

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Airport authorities: Traveler beats homeless man with chair

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
5 given preliminary charges over jihadi network in France

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
Fire devastates major Russian library, threatens rare texts

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Swiss police: 4 dead after avalanche hits group of skiers

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills at least 13

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Vatican investigates 2 cases of child porn possession

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
British actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

By The Associated Press | From Page: A11

 
.

Opinion

Sound off for Feb. 1, 2015

By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

 
Good old days weren’t as good as we remember

By Megan Mcardle | From Page: A8

 
Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 1, 2015

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
.

Living

Community Calendar: Feb. 1, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Today in History: Feb. 1, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Prayer, commonly misunderstood

By The Rev. Rick L. Stonestreet | From Page: C3

 
Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

 
Volunteer or visit because February is National Salute to Veteran Patients

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

Horoscopes: Feb. 1, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

 
.

Entertainment

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Review: ‘First Bad Man’ is Miranda July’s debut novel

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
Lorrie Moore nominated for short story prize

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

New book to feature unpublished Hemingway conversations

By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

.

Sports

Mustangs win the whole Encalada

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Super Bowl the final act of the NFL’s worst season

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Seau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Rodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17, Na Yeon Choi wins opener

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
Laird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Open

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

.

Business

On the money: Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
Small talk: NFL players find second careers as entrepreneurs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Sumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering $360M

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
.

Obituaries

Anthony Neal Hunley

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Frank Z. Perez

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Joe Lambert Robinson

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Flora Mae Brooks

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Otilia (Tela) Quinn

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Lester Singer

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

WillIiam “Bill” Hunter

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Garry A. Britton

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics