Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
LENORAH â€” The Grady Wildcats took an early lead Tuesday night and rode through four quarters to take down the Sands Mustangs in a District 8-A matchup.
The game would see players from both benches reach 20 points in the exciting run-and-gun clash, as No.7 ranked Gradyâ€™s Branson Richards lit up the scoreboard for 22 points and Sandsâ€™ Caleb Thomasson rang up 20 points.
Grady put up 16 points in the first quarter, while holding Sands to eight. By the time the two teams found the locker rooms, Grady had built a 31-20 lead.
The Forsan Buffaloes pulled off an exciting fourth-quarter comeback Tuesday night against Garden City. Down 37-36heading into the final frame, the Buffaloes became unstoppable, draining buckets from all over the court and scoring 21 points in the period to take a 57-52 victory.
After jumping out to an early16-8 lead after the first period, Forsan found themselves in a real fight, as Garden City rebounded in the second and third quarters, outscoring the Buffaloes 16-12 and 13-8, respectively.
The Lady Steers of Big Spring made quick work of Monahans Tuesday night, grabbing a decisive 67-35 win on Monahans' home court.
Ambra Hill got back to the form Lady Steers fans saw early in the season, scoring a game-high 17 points for Big Spring. Though the game went a full four quarters, it was pretty much decided after the first frame, as Big Spring exploded out to a 17-4 lead. Then, seemingly to make sure their point was taken, the Lady Steers lit up the scoreboard for 25 points in the second, while holding Monahans to seven.
Logan Yarbar drained 13 points in the championship game and the Big Spring Lady Steers came back totown this weekend with a 63-26 win over Kermit and the tournament championship.
Big Spring went 4-0 in the tournament, with Bridgett Tuitt receiving All-Tournament honors and Mackenzie Stone taking the 3-point shootout championship for the Lady Steers.
Big Spring senior Cerbi Ritchey was named to the Texas All-State volleyball team this week.
Midland Christian JV 30
Mid. Christ. â€” Smith â€“ 9
Stanton â€” Patterson â€“ 16, Beasley â€“ 12
Grape Creek 53
Grape Creek â€” Daniel â€“ 14, Doss â€“ 12
Coahoma â€” Castilaw â€“ 14, Goodblanket â€“ 11
Fort Stockton 49
Ft.Stock. â€” Fuenty â€“ 10, Singh â€“ 13
Stanton â€” Graham â€“ 12
Midland Christian JV 35
Mid. Christ. â€” Macham â€“ 10, Johnson â€“ 10
Coahoma â€” Castilaw â€“ 14
Grape Creek 40
Grape Creek â€” Doss â€“ 14
Stanton â€” Patterson â€“ 8
Fort Stockton 45
The Lady Steers outscored Odessa High in every quarter to take a 34-23 win in a low-scoring game at the basketball tournament in Andrews.
Cerbi Ritchey led everyone on the court with nine points and 12 rebounds, while Diamond Mayes added eight points and six rebounds. Workhorse Bridgette Tuitt (32 minutes of game time) joined in with seven points and four rebounds.
The Forsan Lady Buffs spotted Grape Creek a nine-point lead in the first quarter before storming back to take a commanding decision in Tuesday night's basketball action.
Cheyenne Galloway led the girls with 10 points and six rebounds as the Lady Buffs shut the door on Grape Creek, starting in the second quarter and rolling through the second half.
â€śThe kids played great defense in the second half,â€ť Head Coach Robert Hillinger said. â€śThey limited Grape Creek to two field goals in the entire half.â€ť
The Lady Steers of Big Spring got back to winning Tuesday night as they defeated visiting Greenwood 52-45. The Lady Steers jumped out to a 28-16 halftime lead and held on for the win as Greenwood tried to rally late.
Scoring 14 points in each of the first two periods, Big Spring held the visitors to six points in the first frame and 10 in the second. Greenwood would outscore the Lady Steers 29-24 in the second half, but the damage had already been done, as Big Spring improves to 5-1 on the year.
After a very successful season, the Lady Steers' volleyball team received some great news. Nine players from the team were recognized for their performance during the season with district honors.
Cerbi Ritchey was named to the All-Region team, as well as being dubbed District 5-3A Hitter of the Year. Carson Reibe was named District 5-3A Defensive Player of the Year.