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Former San Jac Tiger spoils FBCA’s district opener with 34-point show

January 10, 2019

HOUSTON - Despite another strong game from Pasadena-First Baptist Christian Academy’s Andres Rodriguez, the Warriors kicked off their district campaign with a disappointing 83-59 road loss to Saint Thomas Episcopal High School.

Causing the disappointment was former San Jacinto Intermediate School basketball player Jacobi Flores.

Flores scored 17 points in each half, giving him a game-high 34 points. Flores was red-hot from outside, draining nine 3-point goals, four in the first half, five in the second half.

He barely outdid Rodriguez, who went home with 33 points, upping his average well into the 20s.

Based on the final score, one would never guess that FBCA had the advantage on the Scots in the third period.

When Brayden Evans knocked down a 3-point goal, the Warriors found themselves on top 47-46 after trailing 41-36 at halftime.

But the tide turned quickly against FBCA from that point on. The Scots outscored the Warriors 37-12 and Flores was a big reason for the surge with his deadly outside shooting.

FBCA hung around for a little bit. It was only a 55-52 deficit after freshman Matthew Ybarra gathered in an offensive rebound and that led to a second Rodriguez look, who connected for the 3-point goal.

But then the fourth period arrived and it was all Scots.

Another thorn in FBCA’s side was Jason Routt, who also scored in double figures. He had 12 points at halftime.

GAME NOTES: Pasadena Memorial’s Chris Gross was one of the referees for the contest.

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