The Mason Punchers Basketball team has kept their defensive motto that they had throughout the entire State Championship run in football…. turnovers!!!! The Punchers faced a good Blanco team with a lot of height and proved that bigger isn’t always better. The shorter but quicker Mason team came out early in the first quarter with a lot of pressure defense and before the night was over would force 22 turnovers with 14 steals. The game would start and finish the same way with the Mason Punchers winning the quarter by a small margin. Mason would lead after the first quarter 16-14 after an impressive 6 of 8 free throws made. The second quarter would finish with the Punchers taking the ball strong to the hoop and drawing more fouls making 10 of 12 (finishing the game shooting over seventy percent) and going into halftime with a two point lead. Blanco would have a hard time trying to top Mason in the last two quarters and would end up falling to the Punchers 53-48. The Punchers would finally have their first home basketball game against the Junction Eagles and the boys were eager to show the fans that their basketball season hoped to be as promising as their football season was. The Punchers would dominate the first half with the first quarter ending 19 to 2 and would go into halftime with a 33 – 10 lead. The boys would show their tenacious defense in the game finishing with 20 steals and dominating the glass out rebounding the Eagles 33 – 15. The final score would be the Punchers 61 and the Eagles 42. Every player would contribute to the win and enjoy a great crowd. Thank you for coming out and supporting the team. The next home game will be Friday against the Christoval Cougars. If you haven’t had a chance to see the team play please come out and support a very special Puncher Basketball Season!!!!