ABILENE -- Winning a basketball game can take on a lot of different shapes or follow a variety of paths.
MONAHANS -- In a game when neither team had managed much of a foothold for 24 minutes, an 8-point lead seemed like a pretty steep hill to climb.
ABILENE -- Noble Robinson has been playing basketball for a long time, but he isn’t ready for this phase of his career to wind down just yet.
WACO -- All Saints is on the cusp of adding to an impressive legacy of success at the highest level of TAPPS Class 2A.
ANSON -- Monterey spent most of the first half Tuesday against Aledo a little wobbly as it got a feel for how the Bearcats operated. Then the Plainsmen spent the second half harassing their bi-district opponent and knocking them completely out of their comfort zone.
MONAHANS -- Frenship was struggling to get its offense revved up Tuesday against El Paso Coronado in a Class 6A bi-district game. So the Tigers took a little different approach to flip the script after halftime on the way to a grind-it-out victory.
AMARILLO -- Estacado’s frenetic style creates the ability to almost never be completely out of a game, and that was the case in crunch time Monday night against Dalhart in a Class 4A bi-district playoff game.
MERKEL -- Wichita Falls Rider seized command in the opening stages of a Class 5A bi-district playoff game against Lubbock-Cooper and the Pirates couldn’t fully recover in a 54-49 loss.
EASTLAND -- All Saints is back in familiar territory after a solid tip-to-finish performance against Fort Worth Bethesda Christian on Saturday.
TAPPS basketball moves into the spotlight Saturday with seven games featuring Lubbock teams in action around West Texas in the regional round.
MIDLAND -- Sharing the ball was a perfect cure for whatever hangover Frenship was feeling Tuesday in its regular-season finale. At least six players recorded points in all four quarters as the Tigers wrapped up the campaign with a 75-44 romp against Midland Lee.
Trinity Christian has to-shelf goals as the TAPPS playoffs began and that motivation was on full display Tuesday.
WOODROW -- Ideally, coaches prefer that their players have short memories. Revenge is a nice concept and all, but dwelling on what happened the first time two teams met can be a detriment.
Plainsmen Devin White & Dewayne Johnson break down win against Lubbock-Cooper that clinched No. 3 seed from District 3-5A.
Human nature and sports often get intertwined, even if there is a conscious effort to avoid the mingling of the two.
CANYON -- There was plenty of tense moments again when Estacado and Canyon collided Friday in District 3-4A. This time, though, the Matadors found a way to hold on for badly needed victory.