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.
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.
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.
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.
First impressions were a good thing for Monterey on Friday, but the Lady Plainsmen will likely take more from the lasting impression.
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.
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.
Monterey is in the thick of one of the best seasons in recent program history because of its depth and diversity.
Big plays -- and plays at the most glaring of junctures in a game -- tend to get stuck in the memory when a talented team loses a game it had every chance to win.
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.
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.
WOLFFORTH -- Avery Walker Henry and Airron Graydon scored 10 points apiece to pace Frenship in a 60-27 romp past Portales on Tuesday.
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.
MIDLAND -- Monterey stayed red-hot Thursday on the first day of the Tall City Oilman Tournament with a pair of lopsided victories. The Lady Plainsmen rolled past El Paso Andress 51-28, then routed El Paso Coronado 71-15 to finish the day.