The Needville High School boys basketball team didn’t have an ideal start to the 2019-20 season with a 3-15 mark in non-district play including a 1-12 mark before the Blue Jays were able to collect their second win.
But head coach Patrick Oliver stayed the course and finished District 25-4A strong and even collected the program’s second-straight bi-district victory.
Needville finished district play with a 7-5 mark and collected wins against fellow playoff-bound teams Fulshear and Wharton.
The Blue Jays were rewarded with four selections to the District 25-4A all-district team.
Guard Cauzzi Grace, guard James Roberts and post Xavier Lott, all seniors, were named to the first team.
Junior guard B.J. Glover, Jr. was named to the second team.
Senior forward Josh Taylor earned honorable mention to the all-district team.
The entire basketball team, Lott, junior Walker Warncke, Grace, Roberts, junior Jace Elliston, Taylor, Glover, junior Tannor Baker, junior Zachary Zavala, senior Nathan Burleson and junior Charlie Horton along with managers Bradley Kosteln, Cayla Kozik, Hattie Smith and Maddy Hrncir were named to the academic all-district team.
Needville finished with a 10-21 record overall and collected a 59-30 win over Caldwell during the Region IV-4A bi-district playoffs.