The transition from the football field to the basketball court happened quickly, and now the Junction Eagles are 4-3 in the young 2018/2019 basketball season.
After losing the football playoff game on November 16, the Eagles practiced November 17 and traveled to Rocksprings for a game against the Angoras on November 19.
Junction showed some rust in the 49-43 loss to Rocksprings as the usual sharpshooting team was only 32% from the field with junior guard Issac Rosas making the only three-pointer in the game. Senior post Kyle Lumpkins led the Eagles with 15 points, 22 rebounds and three blocks. Junior guard Collin Wallace tallied 12 points, a steal and an assist in the loss.
The next day, November 20, the Eagles traveled to Menard to squash the Yellowjackets, 44-28. Wallace nailed three 3-point shots to lead Junction with 19 points, made ten rebounds, a steal and a block, while Rosas contributed nine points, two rebounds and a steal in the win.
Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Lumpkins and Wallace led the Eagles to a squeaker over Geneva School of Boerne, 42-41. Lumpkins scored 17 points as well as nabbing nine rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist. Wallace tallied 12 of his 15 points beyond the arc while notching four rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block.
Back on the road, Junction traveled to Brady for the Heart of Texas Tournament on November 29 through December 1.
Junction started the round-robin format tournament on November 29 with a 58-39 victory over 6A Abilene Cooper JV, but lost big to Trinity Christian High School of Lubbock, 66-37. The Eagles lost to Lampasas, 52-45, on November 30, and finished the tournament with a 47-37 success over the hosts, Brady Bulldogs.
At 4-3, Junction traveled to San Angelo to face the Cornerstone Christian Lions on December 4, then compete at a tournament in Rochelle on December 6, 7 and 8.