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January 28th, 2015
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.
Matt Yanez gave the large crowd in the Steer Gym plenty of reason to yell on Tuesday night as the 5-foot-7 senior guard pumped in a career-high 23 points en route to leading the Big Spring Steers to a thrilling 64-61 victory over the Lamesa Golden Tors.
â€śThat was an exciting game,â€ť said Big Spring head coach Ian Ritchey. â€śI think people got their moneyâ€™s worth.â€ť
Make no mistake about it, the Big Spring High School boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ basketball teams will step onto the Steer Gym court tonight with huge playoff implications on the line. Both the BSHS boys and girls will face off with rival Lamesa tonight with second-place in their respective district races hanging in the balance.
Western Texas may have went into Mondayâ€™s matchup with the Howard College Hawks near the bottom of the Western Junior College Athletic Association standings, but HC head coach Scott Raines never let his team believe the Westerners would roll over.
Not even for a second.
That attitude â€“ along with a stellar night by point guard Rob Gray and dominance of the boards â€“ paid huge dividends for the Hawks as they held off a gutsy test from Western Texas to claim a 59-50 victory in the Scurry County Coliseum.
Fridayâ€™s showdown with the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs might not have been a work of art, but the Big Spring High School Lady Steers arenâ€™t complaining.
Big Spring scored points from the free throw line and rolled to a 45-28 victory in a crucial District 2-4A showdown in the Steer Gym.
Sometimes ugly can be downright beautiful. Just ask the Big Spring High School Steers, if you need proof.
Big Spring, despite struggling with its perimeter shooting game, used the water erosion approach to perfection against Sweetwater on Friday night in front of a large crowd in the Steer Gym. They simple wore them down with a dominating effort inside from Tyler Bryan and Ty Sealy.
The two BSHS seniors, with plenty of help from seniors Tobyn Tannehill, Matt Yanez and Dee Parker, posted a 34-25 run in the final two quarters of play en route to claiming a tough 51-43 come-from-behind win.
SNYDER â€“ Everyone in the Tigersâ€™ Den on Tuesday night knew the Big Spring High School Steers could score points. They have, after all, scored with the areaâ€™s best in each of the last two seasons.
What few expected was how dominating Big Spring would be on the defensive end of the ball.
The Steers limited Snyder to just 13 points in the second and third quarters of play and cruised to a 45-33 victory over the Tigers in a key District 2-4A showdown. As a team, Snyder managed just five baskets from the field in the first 16 minutes.
Batman and Robin.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
David and the rock.
None of those teams were quite as scary as Julianna Rodriguez and Diamonique Mayes were to the Snyder Lady Tigers on Tuesday evening in the Tigersâ€™ Den in Snyder. After all, none of the aforementioned duos had as many hits as the Lady Steersâ€™ offensive leaders.
Rodriguez and Mayes combined for 28 points â€“ just 14 fewer than the entire Snyder team â€“ and August Alexander buried a pair of clutch three-point shots en route to powering Big Spring to a convincing 55-38 victory.
On the court, there were plenty of fireworks during the Coahoma Bulldogsâ€™ district-opening showdown over the Sonora Broncos on Friday night in front of a large crowd in the Coahoma High School gymnasium. Clutch three-point shots, hard fouls, a player ejection, a technical foul and more than a few thrills.
The biggest excitement of the evening came after the Bulldogsâ€™ 61-40 victory as longtime head coach Kim Nichols was honored by local residents, CHS administrators and former players for reaching the 500-win plateau for his career.
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