Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
The West Texas Lady Comanches trailed the Does from White Deer briefly last night, but after trailing 4-0, they tied it, then took the lead, and never looked back. White Deer rallied in the third quarter and tied the score at 26, but never gained enough momentum to take the lead from WT.
With the score tied at six, Abby Rios made a nice little pass to Natalie Franklin for two. Franklin popped the net with a three to put the Lady Comanches up 9-8. Erin Summers hit the back end of two free throws to give WT ten, and they led 10-8 after one.
On Monday evening, the Cochise College Apaches from Arizona took advantage of 16 first half turnovers committed by the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen to build a double digit lead going into halftime in their 70-59 win at the BCAC.
Shardena Hudson and Destiny Phillips combined for 29 points for the Lady Plainsmen. However, as a team the Lady Plainsmen shot only 40% for the game, including connecting on just 9 of 27 shots in the first half.
The Lady Plainsmen got off to a fast start to build a 16-6 lead by the 14:12 mark in the first half.
On Monday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs could not overcome a slow start in their 51-30 loss to Quanah on the road.
In the first half, the Lady Bulldogs only managed to score 10 points, allowing Quanah to build a 27-10 lead at halftime.
Quanah was led by Taylor Newsom and Jodi Finnerty who each had 15 points.
Nellie Embers led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 12 points, followed by Katie Sizemore and Vanessa Jones each have four points.
The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 3-4 on the season.
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen will play their home opener against Cochise College beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the BCAC.
The game with Cochise will begin a two game home stand for the Lady Plainsmen, who will host Lubbock Christian University JV tomorrow evening beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The Plainsmen enter tonight with a 4-3 record coming off losses to Hutchinson Community College 101-67 and Seward County Community College 71-50 in Liberal, KS. over the weekend.
On Saturday evening, the undefeated Cisco Lobos used a 21-0 run in the second quarter to pull away for the 61-28 win over Sanford-Fritch Eagles at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.
The two teams combined for over 800 yards of offense, including Eagles junior running back Colton Valle rushing for 259 yards and three touchdowns,
Trailing 7-6 after the first quarter, the Lobos took control of the game with three straight scores, taking a 27-7 lead into the locker room at the break.
Since Thursday, the Borger Lady Bulldogs and the West Texas High Comanches and Lady Comanches basketball teams have been hitting the hardwood as part of the Amarillo Highland Park Tournament.
Play on Thursday proved to be a little rough for both the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Comanches, with the Lady Bulldogs falling to Amarillo San Jacinto 45-24 and the Lady Comanches losing to Lazbuddie 39-36.
The Comanches got off to a good start in the tournament defeating Channing 55-27.
On Friday night, the Canyon Eagles took advantage of a sluggish start and 32 turnovers by the Borger Bulldogs to leave Tex Hanna Gym with a 64-43 win.
The Bulldogs only connected on 5 of 17 shots in the first half, while the Eagles nailed four three pointers and 11 of 15 free throws to build a 21 point lead by halftime.
The Bulldogs started the game playing solid defense which kept the Eagles off the scoreboard for the first four minutes.
Men's College Basketball
Clarendon College 88 Frank Phillips College 80
Plainsmen leading scorers: Taquan McDew 18 / Akeem Johnson / Greg Nelson 13
Amarillo Highland Park Tournament
West Texas High 55 Channing 27
WT leading scorers: Alex Ramirez 26, Carlos Juarez 6, Ty Lay 6
Amarillo San Jacinto 45 Borger 24
Borger leading scorers: Nellie Embers 9, Vanessa Jones 4, Katie Sizemore 4
Lazbuddie 39 West Texas High 36
WT leading scorers: Natalie Franklin 9, Cheyenne Tull 8
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen traveled to the Abilene area and came away with a 76-74 win over Ranger College.
After a sluggish start, the Lady Plainsmen ended the first half by going on a 7-2 run to make it a 37-33 score in favor of Ranger at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Plainsmen came out strong and built an eight point lead.
However, Ranger battled back and cut the deficit to one point, 71-70 with 1:17 left.
Fortunately, the Lady Plainsmen were able to hold on to the lead in the final minute for the win.
Tomorrow night, the Borger Bulldogs will open up the 2011-12 basketball season hosting the Canyon Eagles starting at 6:00 p.m. in Tex Hanna Gym.
For the first time in over a decade, the Bulldogs are adjusting to a new head coach in Chet Byerly, who was hired to lead the program back in April.