Archive - Jan 2011 - Sports Article
The Stanton boys, led by Tyler Fulton and Trace Sidle, hope to stave off Coahoma again at 7:30 p.m. today in Stanton. The girlsâ€™ game is set for at 6 p.m. and both teams need a win to keep pace in District 3-2A.
The Forsan girls face Post at 6 p.m. today in Forsan after sweeping Coahoma for the season. The boys are coming off a loss to Coahoma, but hope to right the ship at 7:30 p.m. today.
Big Spring girlsâ€™ basketball coach Mike Warren believes No.18 Abilene Wylie is due for an upset.
Of course, he was hoping his team would be the one to dish it out when Big Spring faced the Lady Bulldogs on the road to open District 5-3A.
Things didnâ€™t work out so well for them thanks to Peyton Little and company, but the second meeting between the two teams at 6 p.m. today in Steer Gym may be the best chance to score that upset.
A bad shooting night didnâ€™t stop Howard College from stealing a win on the road at Western Texas College Monday. But nights like those canâ€™t happen against teams like Odessa.
The Lady Wranglers got easy buckets and Howard couldnâ€™t answer back on a consistent basis in Thursdayâ€™s 60-45 loss.
Odessa had three players in double figures. Kiaherra Powell was hard to stop in the paint with 15 and Takoia Larry and Clarissa Davis had 14 apiece.
Carlos Emory knew exactly what needed to be done in Thursdayâ€™s game against Odessa College that hadnâ€™t been done in Howard Collegeâ€™s last two losses to Midland College and Western Texas College.
Attack, attack and attack some more.
â€śWe knew the key to winning was just getting it to them right away and being more aggressive,â€ť he said. â€śGet them out of their game. We have guys who know how to play the play. We have coaches who know how to coach. We have players who make big plays.â€ť
The Howard College menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball teams are in action today against Western Junior College Athletic Conference foe Odessa College.
The Howard women start things off at 5:45 p.m. in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on Howard Collegeâ€™s campus and the menâ€™s game follows at 7:45 p.m.
The No. 21 Howard men (13-6, 3-2) may need a win the most. The Hawks are coming off a 88-77 loss to Western Texas College in Snyder, being burnt by the Westernersâ€™ Deverell Biggs for 31 points.
LENORAH â€” Grady did its best to deliver the knockout punch to Sands in a matchup of two top 10 teams.
It was the Mustangs, however, who delivered the final blow.
In a wild back and forth contest, No. 9 Sands upended No. 10 Grady 48-47 Tuesday at Wildcat Gym in Lenorah in District 8A, Division II action.
Both teams are playoff bound, but the win gives Sands the easier path to the district championship, especially since the Mustangs beat Grady at home earlier this season.
MONAHANS â€” Cerbi Ritcheyâ€™s 20 points powered the Big Spring Lady Steers past Monahans 55-43 in non-district action.
Throughout District 5-3A play, the Lady Steers had been in a shooting slump, but with the win over Snyder Friday and Mondayâ€™s win over Monahans, Big Spring seems headed in the right direction with Abilene Wylie on tap at home.
Diamond Mayes chipped in 10 points while Mackenzie Stone hit two 3-pointers. The gave Big Spring its 17th of the season.
Big Spring 55, Monahans 43
Big Spring 16 15 11 12 - 55
Monahans 7 10 12 14 â€“ 43
COAHOMA â€” Forsan was out to get a sweep of Coahoma Tuesday night, but the Bulldogs denied that bid.
Coahoma edged Forsan 64-63 at home Tuesday for their third win in District 3-2A play.
Both teams werenâ€™t short of scoring. For Coahoma, Sheigh Cravens had 19 points and Tanner Ruiz had 18. The Buffaloes hit 12 3-pointers in Tuesdayâ€™s game, with Patrick Roblesâ€™ four being the most. The only quarter that didnâ€™t have both teams score in double digits was the first, when Coahoma had 16, but Forsan had nine.
SNYDER â€” No one was bigger than Deverell Biggs in Western Texas Collegeâ€™s 88-77 win over Howard College Monday.
The guardâ€™s 31 points powered the Westerners past the Hawks, but Howard College head coach Mark Adams isnâ€™t quick to forget the other four players who scored in double figures against his team.
â€śIt was a great team effort so youâ€™d hate to give too much credit to one player when the team played so well,â€ť he said.
Biggs was 10 of 14 from the field, 5 of 8 from the 3-point line and a thorn in the Hawksâ€™ side all night.
SNYDER â€” The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team had reason to be encouraged at the end of a sloppy first half against Western Texas College, considering the Lady Westerners werenâ€™t doing much better.
That was because the Hawksâ€™ defense stayed steady throughout Tuesdayâ€™s game, and once the offense woke up, Howard College had a firm grip on the game.