LUBBOCK — The Steers (4-8) kept up with Lubbock Monterey on Tuesday, but in the fourth period, it was the Plainsmen who were able to make the shots to put away the game, handing Big Spring a 61-53 loss.
“It was a tight game going into the fourth quarter,” BSHS Head Coach Cliff Thompson said.
“They made plays at the end. Overall, the flow of the game was good. We played well defensively — we never let it get out of hand — and offensively, we got to the free-throw line a lot.”
Accurate shooting remains Thompson’s priority.
“We shot poorly at times,” Thompson added. “We played with intensity. I think it was one of the better games we have played this season, we did a good job transitioning from one side of the ball to the other, but we need to start shooting better before we get into district.”
Chazzell Robinson led BSHS with 12 points, Ty Sealy and Tavaris Walker each chipped in 11.
Big Spring will host Stanton on Friday at Steer Gym at 7:30 p.m.
WOLFFORTH — It wasn’t pretty for the Lady Steers (8-7) on the road Tuesday as Big Spring was dominated by the Frenship Lady Tigers, 56-22.
“We ran into a buzz saw,” BSHS Head Coach Mike Warren said.
“We played a good team. They fast-broke and got us early in the game. They are a good 4A team.”
The experience of playing a good team on their court was valuable, according to Warren.
“We played a tough team on the road,” Warren added. “We played well in the post, Diamonique Mayes and Yaneira Tuitt played well, but it was a physical game and the refs will let you play, they got after it.”
Big Spring will meet Stanton on Friday. The Lady Steers varsity squad will be playing at Steer Gym at 6:15 p.m. Though not originally on the schedule, BSHS will welcome San Angelo Lake View next Tuesday. J.V. Will play at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m.
POST — Namen McCullough put up 15 points, Braxton Iden added 12, Alex Hill 11 and Tanner Ruiz 10 in the Bulldogs’ 61-52 road victory over the Post Antelopes on Tuesday.
Coahoma (7-5) will play host to Hermleigh on Friday at 8 p.m.
POST — The Bulldogettes (4-12) were stymied by the Lady Antelopes’ defense and were held to 29 points. Julia Castilaw had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Kyla Clanton added two points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
The Bulldogettes will meet Hermleigh at home Friday. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m.
FORSAN — In a matchup between two Crossroads area teams, the Garden City Bearkats (6-4) came out on top, defeating the Buffaloes 65-55.
Forsan’s Kade Fannin accounted for 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Dillion Bagnall added 14 points and Tyler Evans chipped in 12, but it wasn’t enough for the Bearkats, who scored 20 points in the fourth stanza to put the Buffs (6-4) away.
“We have been playing pretty well, FHS Head Coach Gary Huckabee said. “We finished pretty well in the Borden County tournament and everything seemed to be headed in the right direction, but last night we just came out flat. Our shooting percentage was terrible. We battled back in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late.”
Huckabee said he is pleased with the overall effort he has seen from his squad.
“There has been cohesion with the team. They have been communicating well, we just didn’t have an answer last night.”
The top shooters for Garden City were Corbin Davis with a game-high 25 points. Sam Miller and Dillon Koenning each contributed 10 points to the victory.
Garden City will host Irion County on Friday at 8 p.m., while Forsan will make the trek to Roscoe to take on the Plowboys.
“We anticipate a good game in Roscoe,” Huckabee added, they always put together a good team. If we play like we are capable, we should be able to take it to them, but it definitely won’t be a cakewalk.”
ACKERLY — The Lady Wildcats (9-4) turned in another dominating performance, this time over district rival Sands, as they defeated the Lady Mustangs 82-11.
Ellyn Avery led Grady with 18 points and Cayley Oppegard added 16 in the rout.
The Lady Wildcats will host Borden County on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Midland Classical defeated Stanton (girls), 61-42. Jennifer Henley and Kaitlyn Nichols scored seven points each during the home loss. Stanton will face Big Spring on Friday at 6 p.m. at Steer Gym.