For the second time in four days, the Steers found themselves mired in an overtime battle with San Angelo Lake View on Tuesday, and for the second time, Big Spring came away the victors after nipping the Chiefs 65-63.
The first meeting between the Chiefs and the Steers was Saturday at the Doug McCutchen Memorial Basketball Tournament in San Angelo. BSHS ended the weekend with bang when Tyler Graves sunk a three-point shot as time expired to put the Steers up 57-56.
Last night's affair at Steer Gym was just as dramatic.
“We started off slow and then it was kind of back and forth,” BSHS Head Basketball Coach Cliff Thompson said. “We fought back and tied it up.”
Senior Chazzell Robertson — who until last night has been sidelined with a broken wrist — made his season debut count as he led the Steers in scoring, racking up 15 points in the first half.
“(Robertson) played well,” Thomson said. “They all played well. They handled themselves well in a tight game. They played defense and made shots when they we were needed. Overall, it was a good effort, they were very unselfish.”
The Chiefs kept pace with the Steers and it was a see-saw match for most of the second half. Four missed free throws kept BSHS from closing out the game in regulation.
“(San Angelo) cut the lead to two in the second overtime,” Thomson said. “We held on, the kids stepped up when we need them to.”
The Steers (4-5) will be playing Lamesa beginning tomorrow in a weekend tournament. Thompson is eager to see how his squad will fare against larger schools such as Odessa Permian, who BSHS will be playing in the opener Thursday.
“If we can beat 5A Permian, we can win the tournament,” Thomson added. “I definitely think they are the best team there. They are picked to win.”
The Lady Steers also won at home Tuesday as they crushed Pecos 69-29, outscoring the Lady Eagles in every quarter. Logan Yarbar put 21 points on the board for Big Spring, while Yaneira Tuitt chipped in 10 points and grabbed six rebounds.
BSHS now holds a 6-5 record as they prepare for a road trip to Monahans for a tournament beginning Thursday.
POST — The varsity basketball teams representing Forsan split last night in Post as the girls fell 44-42 in a tight game. Brittney Hergert and Reagan Haggard led the Lady Buffaloes in scoring with 10 points apiece.
The Forsan girls are now 7-3.
The Buffalo boys picked up a win on the road, downing the Antelopes 56-46. Dillon Bagnall scored 20 points for the Buffs (4-2) as well as picked up three rebounds, five assists and two steals. Kade Fannin accounted for eight points and 19 rebounds and Tyler Evans added nine points.
Both the boy's and girl's teams will be at the Borden County tournament beginning tomorrow.
LENORAH — Both Grady teams came out on top of visiting Coahoma (3-8) on Tuesday as the Lady Wildcats dispatched the Bulldogettes 52-37. Grady's Ellyn Avery and Cayley Oppegard each contributed 13 points and Charmynee Arnold added 11 to put the Lady Wildcats (8-2) ahead.
Kaeli Yeagar led Coahoma with 12 points.
Brandon Lucas scored a game-high 17 points and Brett Glaze chipped in 14 as the 4-1 Wildcats defeated the Bulldogs 51-42. Coahoma was anchired by Braxton Iden who got 14 points and Alex Hill who had 13.
The Grady teams will be taking part in the Water valley tournament starting Thursday while Coahoma will be in Stanton on Thursday to kick off the Hooptown Tournament.