Area Hoops Roundup
Big SpringSEMINOLE — The Lady Steers (3-3) fell short on the road Tuesday against the Seminole Lady Indians, losing 30-24 despite a strong defensive showing. BSHS Head Coach Mike Warren is focused on executing offensively before district play begins.“We played really well on defense,” Warren said. “We could not get going offensively. (Seinole) ran zone on us and we couldn't hit our outside shots.”Much of the reason for the Lady Steers' opponents using a zone defense attack is due to the scoring threat of Yaneira Tuitt.“She's our go-to person,” Warren said of Tuitt. “It was a great effort, (Tuitt) played a great game, but we have to find different ways to score.” The Lady Steers will be participating in the Andrews tournament beginning Thursday at 10:45 against Midland Classical. BSHS will also face Andrews at 5 p.m. Thursday. Friday, BSHS will take on Odessa High at 10:45 a.m., and will meet Odessa Permian on Saturday at 3:15 p.m., all at the Andrews High School gymnasium.The boys squad also lost Tuesday, 64-33, to 5A San Angelo Central. The Steers were outmatched by the Bobcats' depth, but according to BSHS Head Coach Cliff Thompson, it was a learning experience.“We didn't play a very good game,” Thompson said. “(San Angelo) is real fast, physical team, but it was good for us to see. It showed our weaknesses what we need to work on. It's better to happen now than later in the season.”Tavarez Walker led the Steers in scoring with 14 points.The Steers (2-2) will head to back to San Angelo over the weekend for a tournament. They will kick off the event with a game against Bastrop on Thursday at 1 p.m.CoahomaBoth Coahoma varsity teams won Tuesday, as the Bulldogs downed Klondike 62-45 in a predistrict matchup. Leading Coahoma was Namen McCullough with 18 points and Tanner Ruiz with 15. Alex Hill had 12 points and 11 rebounds while Armani Guillama had 11 rebounds.The Bulldogettes defeated Klondike 36-30, with Savannah Neff accounting for 17 points, Julia Castilaw with 7, Kaeli Yager with 5, Tobi Robinson with 3, and Alexis Jackson and Kyla Clanton with 2 points apiece.Coahoma will be appearing in the Bearkat Booster Club Classic in Garden City beginning Thursday.ForsanThe Buffs edged Grape Creek on Tuesday, 65-51, while the Lady Buffaloes won 45-29. Reagan Haggard led the girls with 15 points, while Mary Ashley McDaniel added 11 and Maria Ortiz 6.Both Forsan teams will be participating in the Bearkat Booster Club Klassic in garden City beginning Thursday.StantonReagan County fell to Stanton on Tuesday as the Buffaloes won 51-33 over the Owls. Cole Schroyer and Scott Smith each chipped in 16 points during the affair. Stanton remains undefeated.The Lady Buffs also fared well against Reagan County, winning 40-37.Grady-Garden CityThe No. 25 Lady Wildcats upset the No. 5 Lady Bearkats on Tuesday, 43-30. Grady held Garden City Scoreless during the first period and was led by Ellyn Avery who had 15 points and Sarah Clay with 11. Garden City's Holly Halfmann led the lady Bearkats with 12 points.Garden City will be hosting the Bearkat Booster Club Klassic beginning on Thursday, while Grady will be traveling to Ranger to compete in the Rangerette shootout, also beginning on Thursday.