Excuse the Howard College womenâ€™s basketball team for feeling a little thwarted in Mondayâ€™s WJCAC opener against South Plains.
The Hawks didnâ€™t see a 2-3 zone defense at all in their first meeting with the Lady Texans in the WJCAC Pre-Conference Tournament, and they hadnâ€™t seen one in a while. So they were a little surprised to see it Monday night.
â€śIt kind of threw us off a little bit, but we got it under control,â€ť said Twyla Ards, who had 10 points.
Big Spring girlsâ€™ basketball coach Mike Warren knows not many are picking the Lady Steers to win District 5-3A. The â€śfavoritesâ€ť title belongs to their opponents at 6 p.m. today at Abilene Wylie.
Warren is more comfortable in the role of spoiler and believes his team has a chance to turn some heads,too.
â€śI think itâ€™s up for grabs and I think Wylieâ€™s going to get beat,â€ť he said of how District 5-3A might play out. â€śI think anything can happen. I think Brownwood can knock off Wylie and we can, too. I think itâ€™s important to win your home games and defend your home court.
Earl Diddleâ€™s voice was hoarse after all the screaming he did in each of the five practices the Hawks have had the last three days.
The Howard College womenâ€™s basketball coach said the Hawks have been working hard, evidenced from Diddleâ€™s hoarse voice. But itâ€™s probably warranted considering the 27 days in between games for the Hawks.
The drought ends against South Mountain Community College at 2 p.m. Saturday in Phoenix. Itâ€™s the first of three games in Phoenix. Matchups against Phoenix College at 2 p.m. Sunday and Glenndale Community
Mary Tatum Holiday Classic at Reagan County High School
Ballinger 74, Coahoma 45
Next game: Coahoma vs. Reagan County-Grape Creek winner at 1:30 p.m. today
Irion County 54, Coahoma 36
Next game: Monahans vs. Coahoma at noon today
Sterling City tournament
Sands 61, TLC Academy 43
Sands 52, Miles 40
Sands 41, Sterling City 36
Records: Sands (16-4)
- Blake Thomasson was named Tournametnt MVP and Landon Parker made the All-Tournament team.
Next game: Sands vs. Borden County on Tuesday in Gail
Coahoma quarterback Tanner Ruiz and Stanton linebacker Grayson Gray won District 2-2A Offensive and Defensive MVP honors with the all-district selections being announced this week.
The Coahoma Bulldogs, including Ruiz, had 12 players earn honors.
Dakota Griffith was named first team running back, Hunter Williams was named first team tight end and Josh Castilaw, off his all-state selection, was named first team center.
Justin Coker nabbed second team fullback and Sheigh Cravens was second team receiver. Jacob Echavarria made the second team as an offensive lineman.
FORSAN â€” A big third quarter and a little bit too much speed was Coahomaâ€™s undoing as Forsan got a big 47-39 win in District 3-2A play over the Bulldogs Friday in Forsan.
The story for the Bulldogs was the way they came out in the second half.
It was tied at 14 heading into the third quarter, but the game got away from Coahoma a little bit. CHS head coach Kim Nichols said his players couldnâ€™t keep up in transition in the third and most notably, Forsanâ€™s Ty Johnson was tough to slow down.