Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
Both the Big Spring boys and girlsâ€™ basketball teams have spent a lot of time battling the same opponent this week: the weather.
The snow and frigid temperatures already postponed Tuesdayâ€™s game at Sweetwater for both teams, leaving a whole week to prepare for Brownwood at home Friday.
But that was changed late Thursday after Brownwood coaches let Big Spring know they were not permitted to make the trip because of the harsh weather.
Howard College split games Thursday night in Levelland against South Plains.
The women werenâ€™t able to build off a 65-49 win at Frank Phillips Tuesday, falling to the Lady Texans 58-54. The Howard men, however, beat the Texans 58-50.
The women fall to 18-6, 4-3 in conference play and the men sit second with a 16-6 mark, 6-2 in conference play.
The season is dwindling down for both teams as the fight for postseason spots continues. There are just six games left before the Region V Tournament.
COAHOMA â€” The third quarter was like hemlock to the Coahoma Bulldogs and Bulldogettes Wednesday.
Both squads had encouraging efforts in the first halves of their respective games against Slaton Wednesday, but once the second half started, all the good vibes vanished as if through a hole in the roof of the Coahoma Elementary Gym.
The end result was a 68-51 win for Slaton in the boysâ€™ game and a 63-33 decision in the girlsâ€™ game.
Check today's issue of The Big Spring Herald for more.
LENORAH â€” The No. 10 Grady Wildcats easily took care of Dawson in District 8A, Division II action Wednesday. Shane Teague and Bransen Richards were big with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Dawson fell to 0-12 in district play.
No.10 Grady 57, Dawson 29
Dawson 8 9 10 2 - 29
Grady 19 8 20 10 â€“ 57
Grady â€” Shane Teague 11, Branson Richards 10, Michael Kimenez 2, Brett Glaze 2, Johan Wiebe 8, Carston Russell 3, Bryley Pinkerton 16, Jacob Rodriguez 5
3-point field goals â€” Grady 5 (Teague, Russell, Rodiguez, Richards 2)
Records: Grady (23-3, 10-2)
FORSAN â€” The Forsan Lady Buffs had a hard time keeping their playoff hopes alive against Denver City Wednesday.
The Lady Buffs dropped a District 3-2A game as Denver City rolled, 53-37.
Forsan head coach Robert Hillger said Denver City was tall in the post and ultimately, that was his teamâ€™s downfall.
What the loss does is eliminate Forsan from playoff contention with two games left to play. The next game is at Stanton Friday at 6 p.m.
Denver City 53, Forsan 37
Denver City 11 15 9 18 - 53
Forsan 5 13 7 12 â€“ 37
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.