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January 9th, 2012
On Saturday afternoon, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen menâ€™s basketball team began the second half of the 2011-12 season hosting rival the Clarendon College Bulldogs at the BCAC.
The game went back and forth in the first half, but the second half belonged to the Plainsmen, who did a good job controlling both ends on the court as they pulled away for a 107-86 win.
On Friday night, the Borger Bulldogs overcame a bad second period and 19 turnovers in their come from behind 38-36 win over the Gruver Greyhounds in Gruverâ€™s new basketball palace.
The comeback was the result of the team not letting their frustrations get the best of them and instead finding a way to make plays when they needed to in the fourth period, with each player on the roster contributing in the win.
The game started good for the Bulldogs as junior Jamon Hearon scored five points in the first minute to give Borger a quick 5-0 lead.
West Texas High hosted the Highland Park Hornets last night in their last tune up before District action begins on the 9th. The Tribe had a twelve point lead during the second quarter, and in fact, the Hornets only get their second basket of the game with 4:56 left in the half. But, theirs is a story of two halves, they made it a game in the third and most of the fourth, until the Comanches slowly edged away to take the win 51-28. The win gives WT High a 15-5 record going into Loop play.
On Friday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles hosted the Childress Lady Cats for the first District 1-2A matchup of the season.
The game began with the Lady Eagles applying full court pressure to rattle up Childress.
Big plays and defensive stops by the Lady Eagles kept them ahead at end of quarter one 8-6.
The second quarter showed what the Lady eagles have been doing the last few weeks.
They are running the court, playing great defense and dominating the inside.
On Friday evening, the West Texas High Lady Comanches did a pretty good job on the defensive end in their District 1-1A opener against the #8 state ranked Gruver Lady Greyhounds in Gruver.
Unfortunately, 22 turnovers and struggles on the offensive end by the Lady Comanches gave the Lady Greyhounds to opportunity to pull away in the second half on their way to the 50-15 win.
In the first period, the Lady Comanches did a good job applying defensive pressure which limited Gruverâ€™s scoring opportunities early in the game.
After a month off for the Christmas break, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen menâ€™s basketball team will return to the court tomorrow afternoon hosting Clarendon College at 4:00 p.m. at the BCAC.
The first half of the season saw the Plainsmen post a 6-8 overall record with the team going 3-3 in their last six games before the Christmas break.
Despite having an under .500 record, the Plainsmen have been outscoring their opponents in averaging 77 points per game and giving up just 73 points per game.
Tonight five Hutchinson County high school varsity basketball teams will be in action, with the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles and West Texas High Lady Comanches opening district play.
The Lady Eagles will open District 1-2A play hosting Childress with tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Sanford-Fritch High School.
The Lady Eagles have looked good in their past couple of games and appear to have a team capable of claiming one of the districtâ€™s playoff berths and competing with Spearman for the district title.
SPEARMAN-Tuesday evening can be considered one of the more dominating performances the Borger Bulldog basketball team has seen on the court in a couple of years.
Despite the Spearman Lynx attempts to slow down the game and limit scoring opportunities for Borger, the Bulldogs controlled the action from the opening tip off on their way to getting a 50-20 win in Spearman.
SPEARMAN-On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs were able to get off to a fast start against the Spearman Lynxettes by opening the game taking an 9-0 lead.
Yet despite the fast start, Spearman took advantage of 13 Lady Bulldog turnovers in the first half to battle back and set the tone in the second half, which saw the Lynxettes pull away for the 57-33 win.
The game opened with sophomore Nellie Embers hitting a jumper to get Borger a 2-0 lead just ten seconds into the game.
Sanford-Fritch 41 Miami 40
Panhandle 59 West Texas High 22
JV-Spearman 48 Borger 38
JV-Sanford-Fritch 31 Miami 26
JV-Panhandle 44 West Texas High 35
Panhandle 63 West Texas High 40
Miami 75 Sanford-Fritch 70 Double OT
JV-Panhandle 63 West Texas High 25