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Big Spring girls beat Monahans, BSHS boys cruise past Lake View

December 15, 2010

HERALD Photo/Tony Claxton — Cerbi Ritchey (44) had 21 points against Monahans Tuesday

The Big Spring Lady Steers took care of business at home once again this season Tuesday. This time they cruised past Monahans 56-34 in Steer Gym for their 11th win of the season.

Like most games recently, this game was all about experimenting with different lineups and getting every player on the floor.

“We started a different lineup, had an all junior lineup just to kind of look at that group and I thought they kind of got in there and got after it,” head coach Mike Warren said. “Although, the score was close
in the first quarter. I give Monahans a lot of credit. They came out and played hard. We just stayed with what we were doing and our press
eventually did what it’s supposed to do and that’s just be there when they make a mistake.”

Warren and his players have talked about the importance of being
consistent on the court, but they know the true tests of the season are quickly approaching.

Warren said the El Paso Bowie team the Lady Steers beat in the Sandhills tournament was good and he was impressed with how his his team bounced back from a previous loss to Andrews.

Lubbock High at 6 p.m. Friday in Lubbock should be a challenge, though.

Warren said the Lady Steers matching themselves against a Class 5A opponent will help in the long run when they have to start district play at Abilene Wylie and Brownwood. The tournament following the Lubbock High game should have some tough teams, too.

“I really think we need to go play Lubbock High,” Warren said. “Hopefully in that Slaton tournament, we’re going to get ahold of some tough teams to get us ready for district.”

Warren said Mayes and Ritchey getting a lot of rebounds helps and having LaShaunte Anderson and Bridgette Tuitt at the top of the full-court press is making it tough for opponents to move the ball up the floor.

Big Spring — Cerbi Ritchey 21, Diamond Mayes 10, Bridgette Tuitt 8, Mackenzie Stone 6, LaShaunte Anderson 5, Taryn Kennedy 4, Stormi Smith 2
Record: Big Spring (11-3)
Big Spring boys
SAN ANGELO — Tristian Clay and Luke Adams led the Big Spring Steers to a 58-44 win over San Angelo Lake View Tuesday in San Angelo.
The Steers outscored Lake View in every quarter except one and, once again, Adams proved hard to slow down.

The Steers finally get to be at home when they face Merkel at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Steer Gym. Big Spring has not been at home since the Odessa Permian game on Nov. 19.

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