Sports updates from Marfa ISD athletic director

Sophomore Alejandro Rodriguez leads the Horns past Van Horn Tuesday to give Marfa the road win. Photo courtesy of Marfa ISD Athletics.

MARFA — Marfa’s basketball teams traveled to Van Horn Tuesday evening to battle the Eagles and saw the boys team bring home a thrilling 3-point victory, while the girls fell to the Eagles. 

Point guard Ava Flores continues to lead Marfa’s offense and is currently the team’s leading rebounder. Photo courtesy of Marfa ISD Athletics.

In a seesaw battle during the boys game, the game was tied with 30 seconds left in the game before Marco Ruiz hit one of two foul shots to take a 1-point advantage, before Van Horn once again fouled Marfa’s Alejandro Rodriguez, who had already scored a 3 and two additional layups to help Marfa’s cause. With four seconds left, Marfa took the lead, and Van Horn missed a 3 to tie, giving Marfa the win, and sending them to a 2-1 record in district.