DORA — Senior Grady Herrera scored 21 points and the Tatum boys held off Dora 52-50 Monday night.
Senior Jesse Montanez added 12 points for Tatum (2-0). The host Coyotes were led by 19 pointws from junior Tyler Wilhoite, while juniors J.R. Gonzales (14) and Brent Hays (12) also reached double figures.
Dora coach Ty Thatcher said the Coyotes led through most of the first quarter, but fell behind after getting in foul trouble in the second stanza and couldn’t catch up.
“They pressed us (in the first half); in the second half they went to a matchup zone,” Thatcher said. “We got some good looks, but we couldn’t get them to fall.”
Tatum also took the junior varsity preliminary 63-46.