Archive - Feb 2012 - Sports Article
LEVELLAND-On Thursday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen lost their WJCAC basketball games against South Plains College in Levelland.
(Men) #1 South Plains College 106 Frank Phillips College 62
South Plains College has gone through the 2011-12 season undefeated and showed why they are considered the top JUCO team in the country on Thursday by jumping out to a 63-17 lead over the Plainsmen by halftime.
The Plainsmen looked better in the second half, but the Texans where able to hang on for the big win and improve their record to 25-0.
On Thursday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen hosted Lamar Community College in a baseball non-conference doubleheader.
In both games, the Plainsmen struggled to get things going offensively helping Lamar to leave Borger with a two game sweep.
(Game One) Lamar CC 15 Frank Phillips 3
The Plainsmen jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over Lamar. But the Plainsmen bats would go cold after the second inning, while Lamarâ€™s heated up by scoring 15 runs in the final three innings for the win.
On Wednesday evening, the Amarillo Caprock Lady Longhorns scored a goal in the 71st minute to force the 2-2 tie with the Borger Lady Bulldogs in District 5-4A action.
The game was a rescheduled contest from last Friday, when the game was cancelled due to a muddy field.
In the fourth minute, the Lady Bulldogs had the first scoring opportunity of the game, when Shelby Harris appeared to break open with the ball. But Harrisâ€™ shot would get deflected keeping the game scoreless.
On Wednesday evening, the Amarillo Caprock Longhorns and the Borger Bulldogs squared off is a physical District 5-4A contest with the Longhorns coming away with the 4-1 win.
From the beginning to the end, both teams came out playing physical leading to several yellow and red cards to be pulled out during the game.
The Longhorns jumped out on top early by scoring two goals in the first ten minutes of the game.
The Bulldogs would settle down and play solid defense the rest of the game, but were limited in their scoring opportunities.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles got handed a heartbreaker on Valentines in their 2A Bi-District playoff match with Idalou at Canyon High School on Tuesday, 50-42.
The Lady Eagles started with two quick points from sophomore Christa White. This lead wouldnâ€™t last long with quick shooting and good rebounding by the Lady Cats.
Sanford-Fritch had to play catchup for the rest of the game with the first quarter ending with Sanford-Fritch down by five.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen traveled to Kansas for a doubleheader with Garden City Community College. The Lady Plainsmen got the comeback win in game one, but came up short in the dayâ€™s final contest.
(Game One) Frank Phillips College 3 Garden City CC 2
The Lady Plainsmen got their first win of the 2012 season when they scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to get the 3-2 win over Garden City CC.
Sophomore Christine Blankenship scored the game winning two-run double, bringing in Arleen Alamanza and Janelle Smith.
Over the past two evenings, the Borger Bulldogs and Sanford-Fritch Eagles wrapped up the 2011-12 boys basketball season.
Dalhart 57 Borger 40
In Dalhart on Tuesday evening, the Golden Wolves got off to a fast start, outscoring the Borger Bulldogs 18-5 in the first period, on their way to a 57-40 win.
With the win, Dalhart claimed the District 1-3A title outright with a 7-2 district record.
Tonight, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles (20-10) take on the Idalou Lady Wildcats (18-12) in the 2A Girls Basketball Bi-District playoff round at Canyon High School beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Predicted to finish towards the bottom of the District 1-2A standings, the Lady Eagles did a good job coming together as a team in January to go through district play with a 8-2 record to finish in second place behind regional power Spearman.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen used a 9-0 run to pull away for the 92-81 overtime win over Western Texas College in WJCAC action.
After trailing by two at halftime, the Plainsmen spent the bulk of the second half on the verge of taking the lead and going on a run. But the Plainsmen could not take advantage of their opportunities until the 6:05 mark when Ronald Scott found Greg Nelson open for three pointer to tie the game at 68-68.
For the next six minutes, the two teams went back and forth before going into overtime.
On Monday evening, the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen could not overcome a slow start in their 75-56 loss to the Western Texas College Lady Westerners in WJCAC action.
The Lady Westerners opened the game on a 10-0 run before Shardena Hudson put the Lady Plainsmen on the scoreboard with a jump shot on the baseline.
The Lady Plainsmen pulled to within five points three times in the first half. But the Lady Westerners finished the first half strong building a 19-33 lead by halftime.
The Lady Plainsmen tried to hang around in the second half, led by Destiny Phillips scoring nine.