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Comanches win over White Deer in hardwood action

November 22, 2011

West Texas High senior Austin Ivy #25 goes up with the shot during the first half against White Deer. Ivy had five points and two rebounds in the game. PHOTO BY DON RICE

The West Texas Comanches won a very physical contest over the White Deer Bucks in Stinnett last night 44-35. Two Comanches fouled out and a couple more were in foul trouble.
The Comanches got on the board first with a sweet shot up the gut by Nathan Forrest. White Deer made the next six to take a 6-2 lead. Ty Lay hit 2-2 at the free throw line and Alex Ramirez had back to back steals and buckets to give WT an 8-6 edge with 4:00 left in the first. Chase Elliott hit 1-2 at the line and Spencer St. Charles was 2-2. The Tribe led 11-6 after one.
After Lay made 1-2 at the foul line, Forrest made the next seven points with two baskets and a nice trey for a 19-11 Comanche lead. Ramirez recorded another steal finished with a bucket and a 21-11 lead. The Bucks scored five before the half ended and the Tribe led 21-16 at the half.
The Comanches scored twelve points in the the third quarter. Justin Holmberg, Brice Martin, and Forrest each had buckets . Forrests’ came on a steal. Ramirez had six points, five rebounds, and two steals. Elliott had a sweet blocked shot. WT led 33-21 after three.
The Bucks made it interesting as the game was winding down. They closed the score to 39-33 with 48.9 ticks left in the game but Lay and Forrest combined for 5-6 free throws to keep White Deer at bay and preserve the win 44-35.
Forrest led the Tribe in scoring with 17 points. Ramirez scored 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 steals. Lay scored 5 points and had 2 boards. Justin Holmberg scored 2 points, had 6 rebounds, and a blocked shot. St. Charles had 2 points and 2 boards. Martin had 2, Elliott had 1, 1 board, and a blocked shot. Carlos Juarez had 2 boards and a block.
The Comaches are 3-1 and will play McLean Tuesday.

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