Plainsmen open Conference play with thrilling victory

It was a happy birthday for Coach Hackett as the Frank Phillips Plainsmen gave him a thrilling come-from-behind victory in their first conference game of the season.FPC beat Clarendon on the road by a score of 102-100. Both teams have 11-4 records on the year.Remarkably, the Plainsmen were down by 19 points at one point, but came back and won by two over a stunned and talented Clarendon team.Many Plainsmen contributed to this great win. Leading FPC was Akeem Johnson, who finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Greg Nelson also had a great game with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Taquan McDew had 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Ronald Scott came up with 13 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds. Rounding out the top performers is Jordan Whelan who also finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds.The Lady Plainsmen have split their last two contests, losing by two to Ranger College, but beating Clarendon College 102-95. Their record stands at 8-7 on the year. The ladies were on a five game winning streak prior to the Ranger loss.You can catch both teams in action on Thursday night here in Borger in another conference matchup against Odessa. The Lady Plainsmen will start play at 5:45p.m. with the men following.