Dislocated shoulder triggers a turn of events in Tigers’ victory.
By R.T. Gonzalez
A lopsided second half gave the St. Philip’s College Tigers a victory over this college’s Rangers 91-76 Wednesday in St. Philip’s health and wellness center.
In the first half, neither team wanted to give the other any advantage. With both squads matching each other offensively, the half ended with the Tigers holding a 5-point lead 67-62.
An injury in the first 10 minutes of the second half led to a turning point for the Tigers.
In a battle for possession of the ball, Edward Rodriguez, St. Philip’s respiratory care technician sophomore, dislocated his shoulder by tangling with the Rangers’ Rey Esquivel, biology freshman.
No medics were called, but Gerald Huber, father of Ranger’s kinesiology sophomore Chris Huber, came out from the bleachers and relocated Rodriguez’s shoulder on the court.
Once play resumed, St. Philip’s took over the game and never looked back, winning 91-76.
The Tigers were able to secure a victory with the strong play of accounting sophomore Daryl Threat. Threat scored 30 points.
Southwest Texas Junior College’s win or loss at Wednesday’s matchup will determine the Ranger’s next game. The date, time and place have not been determined.