DISTRICT 3-5A MEET
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship made an immediate statement in District 2-6A on Friday, routing Odessa High 89-62 at The Tiger Pit. Jordan Palmer topped four players in double digits with 19 as the Tigers (21-4, 1-0 district) left the Bronchos in the dust with three quarters of 22 points or more. Dono…
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.
MIDLAND -- Frenship had to switch gears after a high-octane District 2-6A opener, but the change of pace did little to slow the Tigers down.
Two of the frontrunners in District 3-5A held steady on Tuesday, but both of them had to work for what they got.
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.
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.
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.
Frenship’s depth came up big when it mattered Saturday against Lubbock-Cooper in the third-place game of the FiberMax Caprock Classic large-school bracket.
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.
Coronado got what it needed Friday night against Lubbock High. And the Westerners took a step in the right direction but are still searching for exactly what the Mustangs managed to grab.
High school coaches get very familiar with the cyclical nature of their chosen profession. Unlike their college and pro peers, they don’t get to hand-pick a roster, so adjusting to different teams each year is a valuable tool.
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.
FORT STOCKTON -- Estacado came out blazing and used balance to rout two opponents at the Fort Stockton Tournament on Friday.