Rivalries don’t care about how much teams are struggling or what each team’s record is. That was on full display Tuesday night when Monterey visited Lubbock High in a clash of teams winless in District 4-5A play.
Abilene Christian showed up with a purpose Friday night against No. 1-ranked Southcrest Christian and knocked the Lady Warriors on their heels for 8 minutes.
WILLOW PARK -- Lubbock Christian managed to gain a split on a TAPPS District 1-4A back-to-back road trip, but the Eagles had to scratch and claw to do so.
Lubbock-Cooper’s torrid first half supplied plenty of cushion in a 70-42 victory at Monterey on Friday.
All Saints seemed well on its way to a second straight District 1-2A victory on Tuesday when it took on Kingdom Prep.
MIDLAND -- After dominating District 2-6A competition, maybe it was about time that Frenship got a stern test. The Tigers got exactly that from Midland High on Tuesday and Airron Gaydon made sure her team passed with flying colors.
In what began as a tight-kit match between inner-city rivals on Tuesday, a strong second quarter resulted in Coronado earning its first win over Monterey in three years. 57-48.
Trinity Christian has prided itself on defense all season, and against Willow Park Trinity on Saturday, the successful foundation was unchanged.
In a season when not much has been normal, All Saints has navigated as winding a road as anybody in the Hub City. Now, though, there is a sense of normalcy and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
Coronado and Lubbock High both struggled to find an offensive comfort zone early on Tuesday when they collided to begin the District 4-5A season at Westerner Arena.
Quick starts are ideal in a basketball game. Strong finishes aren’t a bad second option. If you don’t get either but happen to dominate just about every minute in between, well, that formula works out pretty well most of the time too.
In a season that figures to be punctuated by restarts and adjustments, Lubbock Christian has already endured plenty of detours and unexpected pitfalls.
Lubbock Christian's Hagan Bennett & Callie Roberts have been two of the players who have emerged in the early part of the season.
AMARILLO -- Coronado wasn’t able to keep pace with Palo Duro Tuesday in a 71-51 road loss.
WOLFFORTH -- Frenship’s offense found some time to find a comfort zone Tuesday against Midland Lee, but the Tigers’ defense was spot-on from the get-go.
Lubbock-Cooper used a pair of big victories last week as wound-healing after back-to-back losses, so the Lady Pirates took the court Monday with a fresh perspective and a goal of finishing the pre-holiday schedule on a high note.
WOLFFORTH -- Figuring out a way to slip out of your own skin and play a little different game can be a big plus for a team in the middle of an evolution process.
WOLFFORTH -- In the opening stages of a showdown between Frenship and Idalou on Tuesday, the Tigers discovered a huge hole in the dam they needed to plug. They did so after a frenetic 8 minutes, but once Frenship’s defense adjusted, the Lady Wildcats’ defense found a comfort zone of its own …
Basketball has its highs and lows, and for Lubbock High on Tuesday, it was the latter as the Lady Westerners struggled to hit the mark all night long.
AMARILLO -- An early-season showdown between Lubbock-Cooper and Amarillo High swung back-and-forth Tuesday, with the Lady Sandies claiming the final swing in a 54-41 triumph.
Frenship juniors Addison McClure & Zaria Fowler discuss a 66-51 setback to the Class 3A powerhouse.
Good basketball almost always starts with solid defense and Trinity Christian embodied that to the fullest on Friday.
A lot can happen over the 32-minute course of a basketball game, but in a neck-and-neck battle, the game is decided by who comes up big in clutch time.