DISTRICT 3-5A MEET
Monterey seized command in the second quarter to take a comfortable halftime lead then rode a suffocating defensive effort in the final two quarters to down Lubbock-Cooper 54-22 on Friday in District 3-5A play.
Where the final shot on Lubbock-Cooper’s final possession came from Friday against Monterey was no surprise.
The Pirates knocked off the Plainsmen 56-55 in a matchup of Distirct 3-5A teams jockeying for playoff positioning.
WOODROW -- Shots were there for the taking for Lubbock-Cooper early on Tuesday against Amarillo High in a battle of District 3-5A frontrunners.
WOODROW -- There are obvious pitfalls to having a young team, and Lubbock-Cooper has encountered its fair share of those in an up-and-down season.
AMARILLO -- In a game where neither team was about to blink on Friday, Monterey had just enough on the final few minutes to prevail.
WOODROW -- Autumn Moore scored six of Lubbock-Cooper’s 10 points in overtime to help the Lady Pirates claim a key District 3-5A victory against Palo Duro on Friday.
PLAINVIEW -- Consider the race for the fourth playoff spot from District 3-5A an official bottleneck as the teams get set to hit the halfway turn.
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.
There tends to be a lot of value in the unexpected in a basketball game. So when Lubbock-Cooper came out with a little different approach than expected against Coronado on Tuesday -- and executed effectively -- the Pirates gained an immediate edge in a key District 3-5A showdown.
For the first 4½ minutes Tuesday, Lubbock-Cooper coach Kyle Lovorn didn’t like what he saw from his team when it tangled with Coronado.
District 3-5A basketball teams will close out the decade on the court Tuesday with three doubleheaders featuring four Hub City teams.
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.
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.
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WOLFFORTH -- Lubbock-Cooper went toe-to-toe with Frenship for a quarter Friday night. But the Tigers cranked up their defense after that and borrowed a page from the Lady Pirate playbook to methodically pull away for a 58-38 triumph.
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.
WOODROW -- Bryan Elliott notched 10 first-quarter points to buoy a powerful start for Lubbock-Cooper in a 64-26 rout of Lubbock High on Tuesday in District 3-5A play.
WOODROW -- After a grinder of a start to the District 3-5A season, Lubbock-Cooper needed something positive to happen.
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.