Steers fall to Monterey; Coahoma, Forsan boys win

BoysBIG SPRING — After a hard-fought matchup, Big Spring fell to Lubbock Monterey 65-59 Tuesday at Steer Gym. Though it was a loss, BSHS Head Coach Ian Ritchey thought his squad turned in a strong performance.“I thought we played much better against a very good team from a bigger school,” he said. “It was only our second game with our whole team and we’re starting to gel and show many signs of good things to come.”Leading the Steers were Matt Yanez with 13 points, Tavaris Walker with 12 and Tyler Wigington with 11.Next up for Big Spring will be a tournament in Andrews.COAHOMA — Braxton Iden registered a game-high 20 points and the Bulldogs (3-2) outscored visiting Post 17-4 in the second period to earn a 54-47 victory Tuesday.Next up for CHS will be the winner of the Colorado City-Garden City game at a tournament in Crane. Tip off is set for Friday at 5 p.m.Individual stats: Braxton Iden, 20; Shanen Warneke, 8; Kyler Franks, 7; Namen McCullough, 7; Cam Crabtree, 3; Hayden Adamson, 3; Ben Chapa, 2; Caige Miller, 2; Devin Ruiz, 2.FORSAN — The Buffaloes may have had the larger school advantage over Class A, D-II Garden City, but the No. 4 ranked Bearkats are no pushovers. Despite Corbin Davis and Sam Miller’s combined 36 points, Forsan remained undefeated, beating Garden City 63-52 Tuesday.“It was a high-speed game with several lead changes,” said FHS Head Coach Gary Huckabee. “Garden City has an excellent team and it took real effort to hold them off.”The Buffs were led by Matthew Mims who had scored a game-high 28 points. Also adding buckets for FHS were Kade Fannin (10), Zane Sanders (9), Clayton Galloway (8), Tyler Evans (7) and Kolby Self (1).Forsan’s next opponent will be Lubbock Roosevelt on Thursday at a tournament in Abernathy.GirlsCOAHOMA — The Bulldogettes (4-4) overcame a 14-5 first quarter deficit to Post’s lead to three at the half, but the slow start ended up hurting Coahoma, which lost 50-43 Tuesday,Kyla Clanton led the Bulldogettes offensively with 13 points.A tourney in Crane will offer CHS a chance to bounce back from the loss, with its first opponent, Midland Classical, slated for 9 a.m. Thursday.Individual stats: Kyla Clanton, 13; McClayne Holgerson, 8; Savannah Neff, 7; Julia Castilaw, 6; Alexis Jackson, 5; Lauren Simer, 2; Kaeli Yager, 2.FORSAN — The Lady Buffaloes (4-2) were ranked No. 25 entering Tuesday’s meeting with 2A Lamesa, but a well-executed outing by the Lady Tornadoes stymied FHS. Lamesa seized on lackluster second period by the Lady Buffs — who only scored two points — to win 41-37.“We started off slow and got behind in the first half,” said FHS Head Coach Lindsey Schmidt of the loss. “We missed a lot of easy baskets. We missed a lot of outside shots and some layups.”Forsan’s scoring was spread out across the court, but Brittney Hergert chipped in 12 and Mary-Ashley McDaniel added 10.“Brittney had a good game,” Schmidt added. “I’m real proud of all of the girls. They battled back. They could have given up after the first half, but they were fighting in the fourth quarter.”A game with Floydada is set for Thursday at 3 p.m. in Abernathy.Individual stats: Brittney Hergert, 12; Mary-Ashley McDaniel, 10; Raegan Haggard, 6; Maria Ortiz, 4; Madi Roman, 3; Rachel Haggard, 2.