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.
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
LENORAH â€” Grady did its best to deliver the knockout punch to Sands in a matchup of two top 10 teams.
It was the Mustangs, however, who delivered the final blow.
In a wild back and forth contest, No. 9 Sands upended No. 10 Grady 48-47 Tuesday at Wildcat Gym in Lenorah in District 8A, Division II action.
Both teams are playoff bound, but the win gives Sands the easier path to the district championship, especially since the Mustangs beat Grady at home earlier this season.
MONAHANS â€” Cerbi Ritcheyâ€™s 20 points powered the Big Spring Lady Steers past Monahans 55-43 in non-district action.
Throughout District 5-3A play, the Lady Steers had been in a shooting slump, but with the win over Snyder Friday and Mondayâ€™s win over Monahans, Big Spring seems headed in the right direction with Abilene Wylie on tap at home.
Diamond Mayes chipped in 10 points while Mackenzie Stone hit two 3-pointers. The gave Big Spring its 17th of the season.
Big Spring 55, Monahans 43
Big Spring 16 15 11 12 - 55
Monahans 7 10 12 14 â€“ 43
COAHOMA â€” Forsan was out to get a sweep of Coahoma Tuesday night, but the Bulldogs denied that bid.
Coahoma edged Forsan 64-63 at home Tuesday for their third win in District 3-2A play.
Both teams werenâ€™t short of scoring. For Coahoma, Sheigh Cravens had 19 points and Tanner Ruiz had 18. The Buffaloes hit 12 3-pointers in Tuesdayâ€™s game, with Patrick Roblesâ€™ four being the most. The only quarter that didnâ€™t have both teams score in double digits was the first, when Coahoma had 16, but Forsan had nine.
SNYDER â€” No one was bigger than Deverell Biggs in Western Texas Collegeâ€™s 88-77 win over Howard College Monday.
The guardâ€™s 31 points powered the Westerners past the Hawks, but Howard College head coach Mark Adams isnâ€™t quick to forget the other four players who scored in double figures against his team.
â€śIt was a great team effort so youâ€™d hate to give too much credit to one player when the team played so well,â€ť he said.
Biggs was 10 of 14 from the field, 5 of 8 from the 3-point line and a thorn in the Hawksâ€™ side all night.