Getting off to a good start was one of the main objectives for the Big Spring Lady Steers in Tuesdayâs game against Fort Stockton in Steer Gym.
Howâs a 17-1 run for starters en route to a 60-18 win?
âWe talked about that since the last game,â BSHS head coach Mike Warren said. âWe got good shots against their zone just passing the ball around and inside to Cerbi Ritchey, inside to Diamond Mayes. That opened up stuff on the outside.â
Cliff Thompson joked that right now would be a good time to retire. After all, he would retire undefeated as the Big Spring boysâ basketball coach at 1-0.
Then he quickly noted that winning just feels too good.
The Steers upended Fort Stockton for a season-opening 69-33 for Thompsonâs first win as Big Springâs head coach. If the Steers can continue to improve, Thompson just might have the chance to get used to winning.
Itâs all about consistently gaining confidence as the Big Spring girls basketball team approaches tournaments in December and district play in January.
As far away as that seems, every game until then counts.
âI think the last two years weâve been playing with younger girls,â Big Spring head coach Mike Warren said. âLast year they competed at a high level and I think itâs time for them to start enjoying some of the rewards of that hard work weâve been doing for two years.â
FORSAN â The Forsan girlsâ basketball team got the win in its season opener against Garden City, but head coach Robert Hillger is hoping the jitters his players had in that first game are nowhere to be found tonight.
The Lady Buffs are on the road against Grady at 4 p.m. today in Lenorah. Theyâre coming off a close 39-37 win against Garden City.
That game was good for the Lady Buffs, however. Hillger said a lot of lessons come from close games.
PLAINVIEW â By the middle of Coahomaâs bi-district playoffs game against Spearman Friday in Plainview, the Bulldogs knew if they were going to win, it was going to be in comeback fashion.
All the pieces started fitting together for that to happen, too. Jason Martinez punched the ball in for a score to cut the Lynx lead to 13, Coahomaâs defense forced a three-and-out on the next drive and suddenly, the Bulldogs were driving down the field for a second score.
SEMINOLE â Stanton is known for defense and physical play in the trenches.
The Buffaloes still had that in their 30-6 win over Abernathy Friday in Seminole in bi-district playoff action. They just had the passing to go along with it.
âWe didnât know what to expect in a first-round playoff game,â Stanton head coach John Peterson said. âEverybodyâs hungry to stay in the playoffs. Abernathy did a great job of trying to take away our run, so we adjusted a little bit, started throwing the ball.â
The Grady Wildcats knew they had to accomplish two things in order to win their six-man playoff game with Ira â they had to capitalize on their scoring opportunities and they had to contain Iraâs Lance Morris.
Unfortunately for the âCats, they didnât succeed on either front and ended up dropping a 56-43 decision Friday night in Memorial Stadium.
ROBERT LEE â When Robert Leeâs Foster Allen caught a 6-yard pass from Justin Gartman to give the Steers a 16-14 lead over defending state champion Garden City, the emotion and excitement was clear on their sideline.
But the composure and calmness was evident on Garden Cityâs sideline.
Thanks to key picks, big runs from Josh Colunga and a stout second-half defensive performance, the Bearkats fought off an early rally from Robert Lee to thump the Steers 66-20 in bi-district playoff action Thursday in Robert Lee.