Archive - Sports Article
November 10th, 2011
One of the best Bi-District playoff match ups in West Texas this weekend appears to be the 3A Division I battle between the Borger Bulldogs and the Lubbock Cooper Pirates.
The two teams enter the game in similar fashion. Both struggled a little in non-district play, yet were able to rebound and go undefeated in winning district championships.
The Pirates enter the playoffs coming off a big 20-14 win over a good Lubbock Estacado team in the regular season finale.
On Friday night, the West Texas High Comanches will square off against the Quanah Indians in the 1A Division I Bi-District round in Pampa.
Last year, the two teams met in the same round in Amarillo with Quanah pulling away late to get the win over the Comanches.
On paper, the match up between the Comanches and Indians appears to be a showcase of a contrast of styles. The Comanches have relied on their ground game all season to control the clock and wear down opponents, while the Indians will bring in a more balanced attack that has the ability to move the ball in the air.
Lubbock Estacado 63 Borger 24
Going into the season, Borger Head Coach Travis Nicks said he expected to see his young Borger Lady Bulldogs team to go through some growing pains to start the 2011-12 season.
On Tuesday evening, the coachâ€™s words proved to be true as the Lubbock Estacado Lady Matadors built a 34-8 lead by halftime on their way to beating Borger 63-24.
Freshman Tiffanie Prater led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with nine points, followed by Vanessa Jones with six points.
LUBBOCK-The 2011 season for the Borger Lady Bulldogs can be described as one that was pretty challenging on and off the floor.
Despite the ups and downs, the Lady Bulldogs found a way to put together a nice playoff run reaching the 3A Regional Quarterfinals, where they met up with the Monahans Lady Lobos in Lubbock on Tuesday evening.
Despite hanging tough in each game, the Lady Lobos ended the Lady Bulldogs season in three games 25-15, 25-21, 25-20.
The Lady Bulldogs end the 2011 season with a 22-20 record.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles hosted their first home game of the season to the Lady Cats of Sunray.
Sanford-Fritch started out holding their ground and sitting with a 6-0 run early. Sunray quickly took a timeout to settle their team. Sanford-Fritch continued to control the game the entire quarter.
The second quarter the Lady Cats tried to get composure and began scoring and taking advantage of Sanford-Fritchâ€™s early foul trouble. Big rebounds and many second chance shots helped Sunray close the gap and halftime score SF 32 Sunray 28.
On Tuesday evening, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen improved to 2-0 for the 2011-12 season by defeating Wayland Baptist JV 96-50 at the BCAC.
Several Plainsmen had a good night putting points on the scoreboard led by Taquan McDew with 20 points, Rodshard Davis with 13 points, and James Boonstoppel with 12 points.
The Plainsmen will next play seven straight games on the road, beginning Friday night when they travel to Colorado to take on Trinidad State.
The Plainsmen will next play at home on Tuesday, November 29th against Trinidad State beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Tonight, the Borger Lady Bulldogs basketball team will officially open the 2011-12 season traveling to Lubbock to take on Lubbock Estacado.
Borger Lady Bulldogs Head Coach Travis Nicks enters his third season leading the Lady Bulldogs program and has seen several areas where the program has grown since taking the job.
On the areas he has seen improve, Nicks commented, â€śI think the overall work ethic is better and the girls understand what the expectations are for the program. The attitudes have slowly changed to where there is a competitive fire where the girls are expecting to win.â€ť
Tonight the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen men's basketball team will host Wayland Baptist JV beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
Most Valuable Player:
All- Conference Team:
Aubrey Nuiana, Western Tx
Grecia Rivera, FPC
Kailey Moorhead, NMMI
Daniella Montoya, NMMI
Keli Key-Wilson, Midland
Peyton Evans, WTC
Megan Briggs, Odessa
Katie Gillmore, Clarendon
Alyne Bianchi, FPC
Aline Rosario, Odessa
Madison White, NMMI
Sarah Sawyer, Midland
Jordan Moore, FPC
Natalie Davis, WTC
Andrea Sonic, NMMI
Brittany Serrano, Midland
Vanessa Ortega, Odessa
Shelly Malouff, Odessa
Morgan Brown, WTC
On Tuesday evening the Borger Lady Bulldogs will take on the Monahans Lady Lobos in the 3A Regional Quarterfinal playoff round.
The match will take place at Lubbock Monterey High School starting at 7:30 p.m.