WILLOW PARK -- Trinity Christian has shown a knack for winning games by playing inside-out this season with big man Kieran Elliott as the centerpiece.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship has rattled and hummed well enough this season that the Tigers haven’t gotten pushed a ton in the second half of most games, especially in District 2-6A play.
Lubbock High was poised for an upset win against its biggest rival Friday night, thanks to an aggressive beginning and consistent shot-making for three quarters.
FORT WORTH -- Trinity Christian got back to work and was in high gear quickly Friday with a 97-79 road victory against Lake Country.
Following a sluggish offensive start, Lubbock-Cooper earned its first District 4-5A win of the season, 61-53 against Coronado on Friday.
Estacado clicked on all cylinders Tuesday in a 108-38 rout against San Angelo Lake View in District 3-4A play.
SAN ANGELO -- Frenship remained atop the District 2-6A standings with a 49-39 win over San Angelo Central on Tuesday.
Sports aren’t always meant to be smooth and beautiful. There are times when a team knows it has to make things a little murky to enhance its chances for success.
Every team carves out a personality for itself -- sometimes within a season, sometimes as a program over the course of several seasons.
Estacado began the District 3-4A season with a resounding 76-34 victory against Sweetwater on Friday.
WOLFFORTH -- By this time of a season, and especially at the Class 6A level, most teams have the right combination of personnel and coaches capable of adjusting strategy to create a ripple or two in the opponent’s game plans.
The opening and closing frames were integral to Lubbock Christian’s 60-46 victory over Midland Christian on Tuesday.
Christ the King made a resounding opening statement in District 1-2A play on Friday with a 41-28 victory against All Saints.
PLAINVIEW -- DeLauren Gordon capped a furious Estacado fourth-quarter rally with a turnaround bank shot with 5 seconds to go and the Matadors survived Plainview’s last-ditch shot from midcourt for a 57-55 triumph Friday in a non-district thriller.
Snyder doesn’t make any bones about how it intends to be successful: Slow the pace down and let big man Eber Murillo use his diverse set of offensive skills to make life miserable for opponents.
Derrick Kembe & Cam Manahan talk about the Mustangs' 53-37 triumph to wrap up non-district play.
It’s not that Steven Runels doesn’t factor into Monterey’s offensive game plan every time the Plainsmen take the court. His athleticism alone makes it impossible to not count on him in a variety of ways.
ABILENE -- Frenship walked off the court four days earlier after getting punched in the gut, which understandably created some added incentive Tuesday.
Lubbock High came out of the holiday break in search of answers as the District 4-5A season rises on the immediate horizon.
WOLFFORTH -- Even in big wins, there are standards to be met, especially for programs accustomed to winning.
There are going to be nights when you play your best and it’s just not enough, and other nights when you have to play your best to achieve the desired result because of how well the opponent performs.
Lubbock-Cooper wasn’t razor-sharp on offense in the first half Tuesday night against Levelland, but that mattered very little. Because the Pirates’ defense was oppressive and as a result, the Lobos couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean in the opening 16 minutes.
Frenship and Estacado locked up in a matchup of two of the city’s top teams on Tuesday and delivered a show worthy of the raucous crowd on hand in the Matador Gym.