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Friday, February 11, 2000

Eagles look to foil Lobos' playoff hopes

PECOS, Feb. 11, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagles basketball team is down to their last two shots at winning a District 2-4A game this season, when they head to El Paso tonight to face the Mountain View Lobos.

Pecos and Mountain View will play at 7 p.m. CST tonight, 90 minutes earlier than scheduled due to a playoff game for third place in the District 2-4A girls' standings between Mountain View and Canutillo, which will start at 8:30 p.m.

The Eagles fell to 0-8 in district and 0-22 on the season Tuesday with a 57-39 loss at home to San Elizario. Hector Rodriguez scored 22 points after a 28-point effort last Friday at Clint, but Adrian Rayos and Alex Garcia were the only two other players to get on the scoreboard for Pecos in the game.

"We go to Mountain View on Friday, and all we can do is regroup and come out and play hard," said Eagles' coach Tino Acosta. "We're trying to build something for t he future, and the only way we can do that is to come out and play hard in our last two games."

The Eagles had problems dealing with San Elizario's quickness in Tuesday's loss. Tonight, they'll try and cope with Mountain View's big height advantage, with 6-foot-5 post Javier Garcia, and 6-foot-7 Dustin Maloney. Garcia had 13 points and Maloney 12 last month in Pecos, though it took a couple of late baskets by guard Gilbert Garcia to secure the Lobos' 57-47 win over the Eagles.

Mountain View kept its playoff hopes alive Tuesday night with a 53-46 road victory over Clint. Garcia had 16 points to lead the Lobos, who evened their district record at 4-4 and are a game behind Clint in the race for the final playoff berth. San Elizario and Canutillo are tied for first with 6-2 marks.

Play opens tonight with the freshman and junior varsity games, both at 5:30 p.m. CST. Regular season play ends for Pecos on Tuesday night, with a 220-mile trip to Canutillo. Acosta said the freshman, JV and varsity games would also start at 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Baseball, softball teams hold scrimmages

PECOS, Feb. 11, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagle baseball and softball teams both have scrimmages set for this weekend, with the girls set to open their 2000 regular season on Tuesday.

Pecos' girls will go to Kermit for a scrimmage at 2 p.m. Saturday against the Yellowjackets, a team they'll host in regular season play at the end of February. Meanwhile, this afternoon, Pecos will host a scrimmage involving mostly sub-varsity players, as they face Odessa High at 6 p.m. The varsity players will scrimmage again on Tuesday, when they travel to Kermit.

Saturday's scrimmage should give coach Tammy Walls' team a pretty good idea how far they've come in their third year of play. The Eagles got their first-ever win two years ago against Kermit, but in the last two games against the Yellowjackets, they've been outscored by a margin of 30-0, including a 13-0 loss in the season opener a year ago.

Things got better after that for the Eagles, who went on to win the District 2-4A title with a 9-1 record, before falling to Pampa in the area round of the playoffs. Pecos has most of their players back from that squad, and will begin regular season play on Tuesday at Lamesa.

The Eagles scrimmaged Fort Stockton with their varsity and JV players on Monday, and scored a 6-2 win, while the JV went to Fort Stockton on Tuesday before hosting OHS' sub-varsity team today. Tuesday's scrimmage at Kermit will be the final one for the varsity before opening regular season play at home on Feb. 25 against Monahans.

Crash kills  Prairie View track members

Associated Press Writer
KARNACK, Feb. 11, 2000 - Gashes in a rural East Texas highway and a boot stuck in a roadside puddle are among the clues left after a van crash Thursday night that left four Prairie View A&M track students deads.

Six other students were seriously injured in the one-vehicle accident, which happened on Texas Highway 43, just south of the Marion County line, according to officials with the state Department of Public Safety.

The dead were Houston DeWayne Watson, of Greenville; Jerome Deshaun Jackson, of Dallas; Samuel Jason Sturns, of Jasper and Vernon Maurice James II, of Vallejo, Calif.

Dallas television station WFAA-TV reported the injured as coach Hoover Wright, Lamar Adams, David Aterbery, Lewis Edmunds, and Trenton Harris. They were reported in serious to critical condition.

The driver of the Ford 350 15-passenger van was pinned inside after it rolled over. He died at the scene along with two other students.

A fourth student died while being taken to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La.

The group was en route to Pine Bluff, Ark. for a track meet when the wreck occurred, said university spokesman Bryan Barrows. Ten students were in the van when it flipped near Karnack, about 20 miles north of Marshall.

Hours after the crash, the overturned van had been removed, but pieces of shredded rubber and broken glass lay nearby. There was also a set of headphones and a broken cassette tape laying along the straight, two-lane stretch of Highway 43, which runs through piney woods near Caddo Lake State Park.

An accident reconstruction team was scheduled to do a more detailed investigation at the site Friday morning.

Meanwhile, in Prairie View, University President Charles Hines met with about 100 students on the 6,000-student campus early Friday.

"He sought to comfort them and give them what little information we know," Barrows told The Associated Press.

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