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November 20th, 2010
SWEETWATER â Defense just wasnât enough this time for the Stanton Buffaloes.
Holliday upended the Buffs run in the area round of the UIL football playoffs Friday in Sweetwater 16-0.
All the Eagles needed was two touchdown runs from Tyler Cole and a safety to move on in the playoffs behind a defense that limited Stantonâs best option on offense.
âThey took our running game away from us,â head coach John Peterson said. âThey were aggressive. We came out and gave it everything we had. It just wasnât the best Friday night.â
Odessa Permian 71
Big Spring 65
Big Spring guard Luke Adams scored 42 points as the Steers dropped a close game to Odessa Permian at home.
A lot of Adamsâ points came from solid free-throw shooting. The senior hit 18-of-19 shots from the free-throw line. Regardless, Adams performance impressed first-year head coach Cliff Thompson. Right behind Adams was Tristain Clay with 13 points.
Adams and Clay were also the top two scorers in the Steersâ season-opening win over Fort Stockton. Thompson said those two are turning out to be the go-to players as others continue to develop.
GARDEN CITY â Name the time, date and place of the Garden City-Borden County football game and the urge to be there is evident.
Maybe more than most six-man football games, when these two teams hook up, fans flock to Gail, Garden City or in todayâs case, Forsan at 7:30 p.m., hoping to see the epitome of six-man football.
The two teams faced each other in a 40-39 thriller during the regular season, with Garden City getting the upper hand. Now tonight, a lot more is on the line during the area round of the playoffs.
STANTON â Stanton was excited to be this far into the playoffs like many other teams. That ended quickly with a loss to Olton.
The Buffaloes donât talk much about last year, making it a point to concentrate on whatâs in front of them.
But with a senior laden squad and a strong defense, itâs safe to say the Buffs donât want to let the chance to keep playing pass them by this time.
Howard College's Tasha Tubbs will make Houston her home next basketball season. She signed her national letter of intent Thursday.
Howard College head coach Earl Diddle on Tubbs: "We really excited. I think the University of Houston is getting a real complete player. She's worked very hard from her days at Amarillo Palo Duro High School. She's done something that junior college players have to do and that's improve. She's improved her defense, her rebounding, she's improved her passing. She's a great shooter.
Things are toughening up or the Howard College menâs basketball team and head coach Mark Adams wouldnât have it any other way.
The Hawks are on the road against Collin County Community College at 5:30 p.m. today and Grayson County College at 3 p.m. Saturday in Denison.
The main challenge here? Playing Collin County and not having ample time to prepare for Grayson County.
The Hawks have done this before, with Friday and Saturday games in Weatherford and Midland the last two weekends. This time itâs different though, both teams are tougher.
Big Spring vs. Odessa Permian
- 7:30 p.m., today, Big Spring
First-year Big Spring boys basketball head coach Cliff Thompson got his first win at the helm in Tuesdayâs 69-33 rout of Fort Stockton. Now, a second one would be even better. The Steers will depend on a good mix of athleticism in tonightâs matchup. Tristain Clay and Luke Adams were the high scorers for the Steers in the season opener, with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Coahoma boys basketball
FORSAN â Gary Huckabee has been around the Forsan boys basketball team for five years, and for the last two, heâs seen the Buffaloes fail to reach their potential.
As an assistant those last five years, Huckabee helped develop players, but now in his first season as head coach, he plans on doing something to turn things around.
The Big Spring golf team doesnât have many chances to get out on the course this fall, but until next spring, the Steers have the Andrews Invitational to remind them what this upcoming season can be like.
Particularly, the Steersâ Blake Brorman may be anxious to get back out on the course after what he did last weekend.
The new NJCAA National Polls were released Wednesday morning and a familiar face was in the Top 25 for womenâs basketball.
The Howard College Hawks basketball team stepped in at No. 18 in the polls. The team is off to a 6-0 start this season, firing on all cylinders and defeating their opponents by an average of 44 points.
âThis team has a great sense of teamwork,â head coach Earl Diddle said. âWith their intense level of overall play, they have been able to put together some strong wins and see some success.â