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February 17th, 2015
The Howard College Lady Hawks had every opportunity to crumble in the final three minutes of Mondayâ€™s showdown with the Odessa College Lady Wranglers in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
But they didnâ€™t.
Tamara York pushed back an offensive rebound with 48 seconds to play in regulation and helped propel the Lady Hawks to a thrilling 49-48 victory over the OC women, who had entered the matchup second in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference standings.
With apologies to Mark Twain, but the rumored demise of the Big Spring High School Lady Steersâ€™ offense may have been untrue.
In fact, if you ask the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs ... it was a bold face lie.
Big Spring garnered double-digit offensive performances from three players on Tuesday night and rolled to an easy 63-38 rout of Sweetwater in a District 2-4A matchup with key playoff implications.
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Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
The streak is over ... finally.
The Howard College Lady Hawks finally turned could have and should have into did on Monday night in front of a large crowd in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum by grinding out a nail-biting 63-62 victory over the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs.
With the win, the Lady Hawks notched their first Western Junior College Athletic Conference victory of the season and improved to 1-9. Howard Collegeâ€™s last WJCAC victory came almost a year ago when, on Feb. 28, 2014, the team ended the season with a 59-50 win over Western Texas College.
Addie Lees always knew her road would lead her back to Howard College. In fact, the day she accepted the head coaching position with the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs last year, she looked on the calendar and mentally circled Feb. 9.
That day, she knew, would be her first standing on the visitorâ€™s baseline in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
Featuring one of the youngest teams at the Region I-5A Swimming and Diving Championships, the Big Spring High School Steers swim team may not have scored as many points as they might have wished but they did gain some valuable experience for the future.
â€śIt was an incredibly fast meet, an amazing meet to watch,â€ť said BSHS head swim coach Randall Shaw.
Samantha Ohmie drilled a three-run home run in the bottom of the first and Juliet Eaton added a solo blast in the fourth to help power the Howard College Lady Hawks to a 6-5 victory over Temple College in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep at Foundation Field on Saturday afternoon.
Power wasnâ€™t the only thing the Lady Hawks needed to complete the sweep. They also needed an error and a passed ball by Temple College in the bottom of the seventh to salvage the come-from-behind win.
LUBBOCK â€“ The Lubbock Estacado Matadors used a stifling press defense and a quick start on Friday night to grind out a tough 59-44 victory over the Big Spring Steers in a key District 2-4A showdown.
The Matsâ€™ ability to put the Steers in a deep hole early in the contest did more to get the Steers off balance than anything. Estacado built a commanding lead in the initial six minutes by reeling off a 16-4 start.
The Lamesa Lady Tors came into Tuesdayâ€™s showdown with with one simple plan: Donâ€™t let Julianna Rodriguez beat them.
With Rodriguez facing a double team every time she touched the ball, Diamonique Mayes, Jackie Castillo and August Alexander made Lamesa pay dearly. The three combined for 35 points and helped the Big Spring Lady Steers build a 10-point lead, at 36-26, heading into the final eight minutes.