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Thanks to an impressive 10-1 start to the 2011-12 season, which includes winning the Miami Tournament this past weekend, the West Texas High Comanches boys basketball team found themselves ranked #23 in the state of Texas in Class 1A Division I, according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC).
The Comanchesâ€™ lone loss of the season came against a solid Amarillo San Jacinto Patriots team during the Amarillo Highland Park Tournament in late November.
PANHANDLE-Perhaps due to the cold weather, on Tuesday night the Borger Bulldogs and Panhandle Panthers both struggled offensively and combined for 51 turnovers in Panther Gym in Panhandle.
Despite the turnovers and shooting woes, the Bulldogs were in a position to win the game by holding a 29-28 lead with 40 seconds to go.
Unfortunately, the Panthers got the breaks they needed in the final seconds to score the go ahead basket with four seconds on the clock in their 30-29 win.
PANHANDLE-On Tuesday evening, the Borger Lady Bulldogs struggled to get their offense going in their 64-26 loss to the Panhandle Pantherettes.
The Lady Bulldogs shot just 26% against Panhandle and couldnâ€™t make up for it on the boards with Panhandle doing a solid job boxing out for rebounds the whole game.
A pass from McKenzie Loftis to Emma Wood put the Lady Bulldogs on the scoreboard early. However, Panhandle opened the first period by going on a 17-2 run.
The West Texas Comanches took their hoop action to the Miami Tournament this past weekend. The Tribe faced five different teams and got five wins to bring home the Championship Trophy. The Comanches improve to 9-1 on the year.
The Comanches faced the Kress Kangaroos in their opening game. It was a barn burner. They were down by four points with less than a minute to play and Chase Elliott hit a huge three and Carlos Juarez sank two free throws to squeak out a win, 70-67. Alex Ramirez led in scoring with 21 points.
On Saturday afternoon, the Borger Bulldogs finished the Amarillo River Road Tournament by taking third place with a 52-51 win over Boys Ranch.
Through three periods on Friday afternoon, the Bulldogs appeared to be heading to a District 1-3A showdown for the tournament title with Pampa.
However, an injury to junior Jamon Hearon and cold shooting in the fourth period allowed Clarendon to comeback and upset the Bulldogs and send them to the third place game.
Over the weekend, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen fell to Otero Junior College and Lamar Community College during their two day road trip into Colorado.
On Friday evening, Otero stayed undefeated for the season by defeat the Plainsmen 67-54.
Top scorers for the Plainsmen were Akeem Johnson 15 points and 9 rebounds, Taquan Mcdew 10 , and Ronald Scott 9.
On Saturday, Lamar escaped from the court with a one point 64-63 win.
Top scorers were McDew 16, Montero Rice 13, and Johnson 10.
Howard College 71 Frank Phillips College 43
New Mexico JC 60 Frank Phillips College 55
Northern Oklahoma College 91 Frank Phillips College 65
Girls High School
Miami 62 West Texas High 36
Leading scorer: Cheyenne Tull 14
West Texas High 49 Pampa JV 30
Leading scorer: Tull 15
Third Place Game
White Deer 40 West Texas High 35
Leading scorer: Tull 17
On the second day of the Amarillo River Road Tournament, the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles split their two games and the Borger Lady Bulldogs lost to Amarillo River Road.
As a result, Sanford-Fritch and Borger will meet on Saturday in the final day of the tournament.
Sanford-Fritch 48 Randall JV 24
In the opening game on Friday, the Lady Eagles led from the opening tip off against the Randall JV Lady Raiders winning, 48-24.
Through three periods, the Borger Bulldogs had control of their game with the Clarendon Broncos in the semifinals of the Amarillo River Road Tournament.
However foul trouble, shooting woes, and a leg injury to junior Jamon Hearon resulted in the Broncos battling back to steal a 54-49 win to advance to the tournament title game against Pampa on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs held a 45-37 lead going into the final period. But the Bulldogs went six minutes in the fourth period without scoring a basket and giving Clarendon the opportunity for the comeback.
On Tuesday evening, the Borger Bulldogs took advantage of a quick start in their 58-38 win over the Canadian Wildcats at Tex Hanna Gym.
By halftime, the Bulldogs held a 16 point lead 32-16 and did a good job keeping the Wildcats from making a second half comeback.
Jamon Hearon led the Bulldogs with 19 points followed by Danial Salinas chipping in withnine points.
The Bulldogs improve to 2-4 on the seaosn and will next take part in the Amarillo River Road Tournament starting tomorrow.
JV Score: Borger 30 Canadian 28