By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN
FARMERSVILLE – Raymond Paramo became the Farmersville Aztecs’ most recent basketball player to break the 1,000-point barrier last season, and hasn’t missed a beat yet this season. Against the Kings Christian Crusaders, Paramo scored 31 in the Aztecs 66-39 win last Friday.
“He played great as usual,” Farmersville head coach Fabian Acevedo said.
Paramo scored five three-point shots from beyond the arch for the Aztecs (6-9, 0-3).
The difficulty for Acevedo over the years has been over playing his star senior. Farmersville being in such a difficult league it is a rarity to see Paramo come off the court, but Acevedo may have found the solution.
“We are going to try and rest him the last couple minutes of every quarter,” Acevedo said.
In the games which Farmersville has tried that Acevedo remarks that Paramo seemed to be fresher and able to have more of an impact on the game. Like in the game against Kings Christian (4-6).
That might be all well and good against a lower non-league opponent, but when it comes to the East Sequoia League that plan may be thrown out the window. On Thursday, Farmersville faced the Corcoran Panthers, and lost 56-36.
Acevedo has tried to keep things light and fun at practice, but if the Aztecs don’t begin to finish games in the ESL keeping Paramo rested might take a back burner to winning some crucial league contests.
Farmersville had one last non-league opponent on their schedule last night in the Orosi Cardinals. Results were reached after press time. Friday, Farmersville will travel to play Strathmore Spartans at 6:30 p.m.