TJ Miller head shot

Miller

Frenship kept pace with Odessa Permian on top of the District 2-6A hill with a strong first half and solid work in the fourth quarter to down Midland High 71-52 on Tuesday. Devin Hartfield led the Tigers (13-4, 4-0 district) with 27 points, TJ Miller notched 17 and Tracy Godfrey added 10. Miller pumped in 8 first-quarter points to help Frenship race to a 22-10 lead. Hartfield was steady throughout without at least 5 points in each period. The Tigers are at home Friday for a showdown against San Angelo Central at 6:30 p.m.

FRENSHIP 71, MIDLAND HIGH 52

Midland High        10    11    23    8      --     52

Frenship                22    19    14    16    --     71

MIDLAND HIGH (52) -- D’Cambrion White 2 0-0 4, Jeremiah Phillips 5 0-0 11, Brendan Pelletier 2 2-2 8, Nicholas Smith 1 2-3 5, Santiago Salcedo 4 0-0 12, Da’Vion Mosley 2 0-0 5, Jaime Puentes 2 2-2 7. Totals 18 6-7.

FRENSHIP (71) -- TJ Miller 5 5-6 17, Devin Hartfield 10 7-10 27, Jalen Braziel 1 0-0 2, Jake Armstrong 1 0-0 3, Jeb Smallwood 2 1-2 5, Tracy Godfrey 4 2-4 10, Tate Beeles 1 5-6 7. Totals 24 20-28 71.

3-point goals -- Midland High 8 (Mosley, Phillips, Pelletier 2, Salcedo 4); Frenship 3 (Miller 2, Armstrong 1). Total fouls -- Midland High 18, Frenship 16. Records: Midland High 3-14, 1-4 District 2-6A; Frenship 13-4, 4-0. Up next: San Angelo Central at Frenship, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Kiante Williams head shot

K. Williams

Matadors get district rolling with huge victory

Tested and ready, Estacado served notice right away in District 3-4A that the Matadors present the steepest challenge to the rest of the league. A huge first half, with 10 different players contributing, laid the foundation as Estacado routed Sweetwater 101-37. Kiante Williams led the Matadors (13-2, 1-0 district) with 27 points and got plenty of help from Dontae Boyd (13 points), Alijah Willard (12) and Ja’Iris  Hunter (10). As good as Estacado was offensively, it also made life miserable for the Mustangs (9-5, 0-1). They cracked double digits in only one quarter and finished with only 14 made floor shots. Estacado is back home Friday against San Angelo Lake View.

ESTACADO 101, SWEETWATER 37

Sweetwater    9      7      13    8      --     37

Estacado         27    31    22    21    --     101

SWEETWATER (37) -- Carr 5 1-2 13, Torres 2 0-2 8, Gallegos 2 1-2 5, Foster 0 2-2 2, Thompson 2 0-0 5, Avila 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 4-7 37.

ESTACADO (101) -- Jaquan Williams 3 0-0 8, Kreeland Avery 1 2-2 5, Tyce Kinney 4 0-0 8, Kiante Williams 11 5-8 27, Alijah Willard 6 0-0 12, Marvin Newton 1 0-0 2, Dakari Thompson 2 2-2 8, Ja’Irus Hunter 4 2-2 10, Jakobe Williams 1 0-1 2, Hezerian Williams 3 0-0 6, Dontae Boyd 6 1-2 13. Totals 43 12-17 101.

3-point goals -- Sweetwater 5 (Carr 2, Torres 2, Thompson 1); Estacado 3 (Jaquan Williams 2, Avery 1). Total fouls -- Sweetwater 13, Estacado 13. Fouled out -- Foster. Records: Sweetwater 9-5, 0-1 District 3-4A; Estacado 13-2, 1-0. Up next: San Angelo Lake View at Estacado, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Pirates surge from behind to top Abilene Wylie

Lubbock-Cooper went back to a familiar source and found second-half success to soar past Abilene Wylie 52-43 in the District 4-5A opener for both teams. The Pirates leaned more on their inside attack to erase a narrow halftime deficit by outscoring the Bulldogs 22-4 in the third quarter to take control. Bryan Elliott led LCP (7-6, 1-0 district) with 12 points and 9 rebounds, while Carson Hill contributed 9 points. The Pirates head into a hoe showdown against Monterey on Friday.

LUBBOCK-COOPER 52, ABILENE WYLIE 43

Wylie             10    12    4      17    --     43

LCP                13    5      22    12    --     52

ABILENE WYLIE (43) -- Fulenwider 3-5 0-0 12, Brekke 4-5 0-1 8, Brown 2-4 0-0 6, Jennings 2-9 0-0 5, Fakhoury 1-2 2-4 5, George 2-4 0-0 4, Tanner 1-5 0-0 3, Phillips 1-5 0-0 2, Heighten 0-2 0-0 0, Powell 0-2 1-2 1, Reed 0-0 0-0 0, Florence 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-37 3-7 43.

LUBBOCK-COOPER (52) -- Bryan Elliott 5-11 2-6 12, Carson Hill 1-2 6-6 9, Matthew Fiddler 4-4 0-5 8, Patrick Irish 3-5 1-5 7, Noah Hall 1-3 5-7 7, Jay Jones 3-6 0-4 6, Caden Cline 0-1 0-0 0, Rylan Wilcox 0-2 0-2 0, Cole Cleaveland 0-0 0-0 0, Hayden Bradley 0-0 0-0 0, Jacob Politte 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-34 14-35 52.

3-point goals -- Abilene Wylie 8-26 (Fulenwider 3-5, Brown 2-4, Fakhoury 1-1, Tanner 1-5, Jennings 1-4, Phillips 0-2, George 0-1, Powell 0-2); Lubbock-Cooper 4-8 (Elliott 3-4, Hill 1-2, Hall 0-2). Records: Abilene Wylie 4-8, 0-1 District 4-5A; LCP 7-6, 1-0. Up next: Lubbock High at Abilene Wylie, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Monterey at LCP, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Westerners drop district opener to Cougars

Slow starts continued to be a problem for Lubbock High in a 44-31 loss to Abilene Cooper. The Westerners managed only 13 first-half points in the loss to begin District 4-5A play. Cole Stephens led LHS (2-13, 0-1 district) with 9 points. He knocked down 4-of-4 free throws on a night when the Westerners were 8-for-10. LHS heads down U.S. 84 to take on Abilene Wylie at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

ABILENE COOPER 44, LUBBOCK HIGH 31

Abilene Cooper     13    13    12    6      --     44

Lubbock High       7      6      5      13    --     31   

ABILENE COOPER (44) -- Reed 1 1-2 3, Garcia 4 1-2 11, Rivera 5 0-0 10, Ran 2 0-0 4, Jemison 6 0-0 14, Cherry 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 2-4 44.

LUBBOCK HIGH (31) -- Nic Gibson 0 0-2 0, Josh Mendez 1 2-2 4, Jack Craft 0 0-0 0, Ben Hogan 0 0-0 0, Cole Stephens 2 4-4 9, Clay Dickerson 2 2-2 6, Javon Lee 2 0-0 4, Garcia 2 0-0 6, Guerrero 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 8-10 31.

3-point goals -- Abilene Cooper 4 (Garcia 2, Jemison 2); Lubbock High 3 (Garcia 2, Stephens 1). Records: Abilene Cooper 10-4, 1-0 District 4-5A; Lubbock High 2-13, 0-1. Up next: Coronado at Abilene Cooper, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Lubbock High at Abilene Wylie, 7:30 p.m. Friday.