Archive - Oct 30, 2010 - Sports Article
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. â€” Since 2005, NJCAA's Region 5/District 5 has won three national titles and appeared in four championship games.
Thus, it is no wonder why the top two programs from Region 5 top this year's NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Preseason Poll.
Midland College, which won the 2007 title and was runner-up in 2009, and defending national champion Howard College come into this season ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, which is just par for the course.
GARDEN CITY â€” Garden City clinched a playoff spot as the Bearkats continue to roll through the 2010 season.
Josh Colunga and Blayne Batla led the way this week with standout performances on offense against Rankin. Colunga had 19 carries for 413 yards and six touchdowns. He gave the Bearkats a spark with his two first quarter touchdowns. He threw a touchdown pass in the fourth.
Batla was 13-of-20 for 229 yards and six scores.
The Bearkats finish the regular season at Sierra Blanca.
GARDEN CITY 101, RANKIN 53
Rankin 16 13 8 16 â€“53
Garden City 13 20 22 46 --101
GAIL â€” Borden County defeated Grady this week, but the Wildcats will be the Coyotes' biggest cheerleaders next week.
The 64-38 loss at Borden County gave the Wildcats their first district loss this season. The Wildcats need Borden County to beat Sands in Week 10 next week to clinch a playoff spot. If Sands win, then it comes down to point differential, something Grady head coach Brad Cox hopes to avoid.
STANTON â€” With a playoff spot on the line, the Stanton Buffaloes took care of business.
Stanton's 42-20 win over Forsan Friday in Stanton clinched a playoff spot for head coach John Peterson's squad. The Buffs earned the last spot right behind Idalou and Coahoma (those two teams play for a possible share of the district title next week). Stanton will finish up at Anson in Week 10.
â€śThis is one of the goals we've had all year,â€ť Peterson said. â€śOf course, we want to finish it out with another victory against Anson. This puts us in the playoffs, now we'll finish out the season next week.â€ť