Archive - Feb 21, 2012 - Sports Article
On Tuesday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to get the comeback win over the Garden City Community College Roughriders, 7-5.
The Roughriders started the game with Desmond Roberts hitting a lead-off triple followed by Brad Michaleski hitting an RBI single to make it a 0-1 score.
The Roughriders added one more run in the top of the first inning on a RBI single by Zac Baldini to give them a 0-2 lead.
On Monday night, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen opened their game with the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) Broncos building a 16-2 lead by the 15:10 mark. But shooting woes and losing the rebound battle, in the final 12 minutes of the first half, allowed NMMI to comeback to take the lead and force the Plainsmen to play catch up throughout the second half, as NMMI got the 99-88 win in WJCAC play.
There are some teams in basketball who live or die by the three point shot and on Monday evening the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen were a team that was playing with that mindset. At the BCAC, Lady Plainsmen was a team who used the three point shot to carry them to an 84-64 win over the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs in non-conference action.
The Lady Plainsmen were an on fire team from outside nailing 16 three-pointers in the game, including 11 in the first half.
The Clarendon College Bulldog Basketball Teams are making a return to compete in the toughest junior college conference in the nation next year.
â€śAfter approval from the National Junior College Athletic Association as well as the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, and with final approval from the Clarendon College Board of Regents, the basketball programs will move to NJCAA Division I competition starting next year,â€ť CC Athletic Director John Green said. â€śI am thrilled we are making this move back into DI status.â€ť