The Indians thanks to a 31-11 run through the second and third quarters Alvarado registered a 61-44 home win against the Tigers.
Alvarado (16-14, 4-3) is still tied with Glen Rose after the Tigers defeated Venus Friday night. The Indians and Tigers split their district games with Glen Rose winning 64-53 Jan. 18. Alvarado closes out the regular season Tuesday at home against Venus. It was be senior night for fours players, Marcus
McNeil, Keith Kantner, Jake Geeo and Sam Manning. No result for the game was available at presstime.
The Indians trailed Glen Rose, 16-13, after one quarter of play. Alvarado turned up the defensive pressure in the next two quarters limiting the Lions for four points in the second quarter and seven in the fourth quarter as the Indians pulled ahead 44-27 heading into the fourth quarter.
“We had a rough first quarter,” Alvarado coach Michael Seibert said. “We settled down after that and shot the ball well.”
The Indians shot 53 percent from the field and 47 percent from behind the 3-point arc.
Xavier Adams led the Indians with a game-high 28 points. Demetrius Mitchell added 12 points going 5 for 5 from the floor and Brandon Castillo finished with 11 points.