DISTRICT 3-5A MEET
MIDLAND -- Estacado is deep with veteran talent, but every once in a while the younger Matadors don’t hesitate to make their mark.
It sets up as just one game in a long 16-game grind in District 3-5A, and actually is the first of two showdowns.
AMARILLO -- Monterey absorbed its first District 3-5A loss of the season, but the Plainsmen got Palo Duro’s full attention in the process on Tuesday.
SNYDER -- Estacado went right back to work on Monday with a pair of victories at the Canyon Reef Tournament.
WOLFFORTH -- Estacado has been a powerhouse for a long time primarily because of an aggressive style of play, especially on the defensive end.
Lubbock Christian claimed third place in the small-school boys’ bracket by surviving a taut battle with Borden County for a 42-41 victory on Saturday.
Kreeland Avery talks about the Matadors' comeback bid, which fell short in a 56-50 loss to the OKC Storm.
High school basketball takes over the Hub City the next three days when the 61st annual FiberMax Caprock Classic gets rolling at gyms around Lubbock.
For me, Christmas Day has always been a precious time to spend time with family and absorb the love that flows from being together -- appreciate that every little family circle is so very important to those in it.
Plainview had a big finish, but Monterey was steadier throughout and that was the difference Friday as the Plainsmen kept chugging along in District 3-5A.
When there is a little more intensity revved up, players can follow a couple of different paths.
A Tuesday night in December isn’t going to make or breaky anybody’s season. But what transpires between two teams with lofty aspirations for 32 minutes can sure help down the road when stakes are a little more meaningful.
FORT STOCKTON -- Estacado came out blazing and used balance to rout two opponents at the Fort Stockton Tournament on Friday.
ABILENE -- Every loss has identifiable turning points. Those nagging plays or trends that a coach or players can point to and acknowledge where things went wrong.
By the third week of a long six-week playoff grind, there aren’t a whole lot of cakewalks remaining. The often-lopsided matchups of the first two rounds are a fading memory.