FORSAN — The Buffaloes evened their district record to 1-1 (11-8 overall) with a 57-46 win over visiting Plains on Friday.
Dillon Bagnall led FHS with 14 points, while Kade Fannin had 10, Aric Hernandez nine and Tyler Evans eight.
“The guys came back from an early deficit by staying focused,” Forsan Head Coach Gary Huckabee said. “We had some really good support from the bench. It was a very important win for us, it got us back on track in district play.”
The Buffs will travel to Seagraves on Tuesday.
FORSAN — The Plains girl's squad is ranked No. 4 in the state, so Forsan Head Coach Lindsey Schmidt expected her team to have their hands full Friday. She was correct.
The Lady Buffs had a hard time keeping up with PHS, despite a solid effort and lost 64-41.
“We had a rough night,” Schmidt said. “I thought we broke down defensively. We weren't blocking out, but we went out and competed. The girls played very hard as always, especially in the first two and a half quarters. I was proud of their effort."
Next up for the Lady Buffaloes (15-8, 1-2) will be a road trip to Seagraves on Tuesday.
“Seagraves is a must-win for us,” Schmidt added. “Then we have Tahoka. If we can win those two, we are right back in the district race.”
ABILENE — Big Spring's struggles on the court continued Friday, but considering they were on the road against No. 2 ranked Wylie, they had their work cut out for them.
The Bulldogs pulled ahead early and kept the Steers (6-16, 0-1) at bay throughout the game, winning 77-35.
BSHS will be hosting Monahans on Tuesday at Steer Gym. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.
ABILENE — The Lady Steers (11-11, 1-2) also found themselves stymied by Wylie (ranked No. 18) on Friday. The two-time defending state champion Lady Bulldogs defeated BSHS 56-26.
The intimidation factor of playing the defending champs in a hostile environment may have played a role in the slow start, but even against such adversity, BSHS didn't give up.
“Wylie — being who they are — has some seasoned players who are used to big games,” BSHS Head Coach Mike Warren said. “We're almost the opposite, we're young and just learning how to compete and handle the pressure.”
The trouble started early for the Lady Steers, but they fought hard throughout affair.
“They put their defense on us,” Warren explained. “We turned the ball over and got down early, while they ran the floor and got easy baskets. But in the third quarter, we played well, we played even with them. They had to call time out a couple of times. The second half was a lot better. Logan Yarbar played well. She got hot during the third quarter and helped us make it a respectable game. I am proud of the way they played.”
Yarbar put up 11 points for BSHS and Dyrshae Vanderbilt added seven.
The Lady Steers will try to break even in District 4-3A play Tuesday when they welcome Monahans, whom Big Spring beat in predistrict action.
“I think if we can get a win over Monahans next week, we will be OK,” Warren added. “And then Friday, it will be like a playoff game against Greenwood, who I think is probably the team to beat, aside from Wylie.”
STANTON — The Buffaloes (18-3, 1-0) edged the Bulldogs (10-10, 0-1) on Friday's District 3-2A opener, 50-44, on the strength of Scott Smith's 15 points, Jonathon Ramos' 14 and K.J. Glaspie's 10.
Tanner Ruiz had a game-high 16 points for the Bulldogs.
Coahoma will be in action on the road Tuesday as they travel to Colorado City. Tip off is slated for 8 p.m.
STANTON — Four Bulldogettes — Savannah Neff, Julia Castilaw, Kyla Clanton and Kaeli Yaeger — scored in double digits against rival Stanton on Friday, but it wasn't enough, as the Lady Buffaloes pulled out a 60-50 win to leave CHS 0-3 in District 3-2A action.
Stanton's Jennifer Henley put up 13 points and McKenzie Allred chipped in 10 in the win.
Coahoma Head Coach Paul Hartman said the focus this week will be on playing consistently for the entire game.
“We started slow, but we got back in the game and cut their lead to four,” Hartman said. “We played well the second quarter, we just have to put four quarters together.”
The Bulldogettes will be on the road Tuesday against the Lady Wolves of Colorado City — a game that Hartman hopes will get them back on track.
“Colorado City is 1-2 in district,” Hartman added. “It's a big game. We can get right back into it if we do well next week.”
LENORAH — The Wildcats (14-4, 5-0) remained perfect in District 6A, D-II on Friday as they steamrolled Dawson, 69-42.
Grady (No. 18), was led by Brandon Lucas' 15 points, while Dillon
Polson, Taylor Polson and Brett Glaze each added eight.
Grady will face its first real district test when they meet the No. 2 Sands Mustangs on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at home.
LENORAH — Ellyn Avery's game-high 25 points guided Grady's convincing 87-34 rout of Dawson on Friday to stay unbeaten in district action.
Cayley Oppegard and Ariel Arnold each added 11 points for The Lady Wildcats (17-4, 6-0).
Grady will host rival Sands on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
GARDEN CITY — Four Bearkats hit double digits during Friday's 82-36 shellacking of Paint Rock, bringing Garden City's season record to 13-6 (4-1 in district).
Corbin Davis led the Bearkats with 23 points, Sam Miller had 20 Braden Jones put up 13 and Austin Odom added 10.
Garden City will host Sterling City on Tuesday, with game time set for 8 p.m.
GARDEN CITY — The girls also turned in an impressive performance over visiting Pain Rock on Friday, taking the ball game 72-30 to notch their sixth district win.
The Ladykats (18-4), were led by Holly Halfmann's game-high 26 points. Kamie Halfmann chipped in 14.
Garden City will welcome Sterling City on Tuesday. Tip off will be at 6:30 p.m.