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November 21st, 2011
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.
On Tuesday night, the West Texas High Lady Comanches were not able to overcome their slow start, falling to Perryton 56-28 in non-district play in Perryton.
Perryton used a big second period to build a 33-11 lead at halftime.
Junior Natalie Franklin led the Lady Comanches in scoring with nine points, followed by Sarah Kelly and Devin DeLapp adding five points each.
The Lady Comanches drop to 0-2 for the 2011-12 season and will next take part in the Amarillo Highland Park Tournament this weekend.
On Tuesday evening, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles hosted the Gruver Lady Hounds for a basketball matchup.
The Lady Hounds came out aggressive and quickly had an 8-3 run before Coach Hale and his Lady Eagles needed a timeout.
Too many missed shots were the main reason Gruver was in the lead. The first quarter ended with Gruver on top 11-8.
The second quarter was a â€˜run & gunâ€™ race with good defense and steals.
On Saturday, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles will take on the Cisco Lobos in the 2A Division II Area playoff round.
The game between the Eagles and Lobos will take place at Wichita Falls ISD Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Adult Tickets: $6.00, Student Tickets: $4.00
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On Tuesday night, the Borger Lady Bulldogs won their 2011-12 home opener against the White Deer Lady Bucks 58-42 at Tex Hanna Gym.
The game featured some sloppy play that is expected arly in the season, including a lot of turnovers and cold shooting. But the young Lady Bulldogs showed that this team potentially will be a fun one to watch all season, due to solid play on both ends of the court.
In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs came out playing more aggressive on both ends of the court.