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Canadian too much for Comanches to handle

February 4, 2012

West Texas High senior Carlos Juarez #3 goes up for the shot between a couple of Canadian defenders on Friday evening. PHOTO BY DON RICE

The West Texas Comanches saw any hope of a playoff appearance go up in smoke last night. The Tribe hosted the Canadian Wildcats on Senior night in the final District game between the two schools due to realignment. The Comanches kept pace with the Wildcats in the first quarter, but Canadian’s defense held WT to single digit scoring in the second and third quarter to easily win the game 52-34.
Alex Ramirez had two lay ups in the first quarter and Carlos Juarez added a lay up. Nathan Forrest had two buckets. Canadian led 11-2 at one point, but WT kept pace with the Cats and trailed 17-10 at the end of one.
The Tribe had difficulty “buying a basket” in the second with Ramirez coming up with the only WT points on a three and a jumper from the lane. The Wildcats doubled the Comanche points and led 29-15 at the half.
Another terrible quarter for WT put them even further behind in the third. Austin Ivy had the only field goal for the Comanches. Ramirez and Forrest went 1-2 at the free throw line and the Tribe trailed 40-19 at the end of three.
WT finally came back with a decent scoring effort in the final quarter, but it was way too little too late. Ramirez hit a trey, made a lay up after a steal, an was 1-2 at the line. Forrest hit back to back three’s in the waning minutes of the game. Ty Lay was 1-2 at the line and Brice Martin hit a shot on an offensive board. Canadian added twelve to their total for the win 52-34.
Ramirez had 14 points, 5 rebounds, a steal, and two blocks. Forrest made 11 points and had two steals. Martin and Ivy had two points each.
This was the final home game for Seniors Ramirez, Lay, Ivy, Martin, Justin Holmberg, Chase Elliott, Carlos Juarez, and Clay Berry. The Comanches travel to Stratford Tuesday night.

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