Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, January 21, 2002
San Eli cagers tied for first after beating Eagle squads
It was the boys' turn to run into scoring problems Friday night, when
the Pecos Eagles traveled to San Elizario for their third straight District
2-4A road games. But in the end both teams were unable to get their first
district victories of the 2002 season.
The girls, who had been having problems getting above the 30-point mark
in recent games, did better on Friday, scoring 38 points, but that still
wasn't enough to overcome a bad second quarter, as they lost to San Elizario,
The boys, who came close to winning three days earlier at El Paso Mountain
View in a 56-51 loss, managed just over half that point total in San Eli,
dropping a 53-26 decision to the host Eagles.
A 17-9 advantage in the third period help San Elizario jump out to a 26-15
halftime lead in the girls' game, and while Pecos was able to keep the game
close in the final two periods, they couldn't make up the deficit on the
host Eagles, who tied for first place in the district standings with their
They also had problems stopping San Elizario's Valerie Soto, who scored
26 points. Stephanie Herrera led the Eagles in scoring with 12.
The loss dropped Pecos to 0-5 at the halfway point of the 2-4A schedule,
while San Eli is 4-1 and tied for first with Canutillo and Clint, following
the Lions' 40-38 win on Friday over the Golden Eagles.
San Eli's boys also are tied for first thanks to their victory and Canutillo's
loss to Clint. The Eagles were able to contain Jaime Reyes, who scored 16
points in San Elizario's 54-54 win over Pecos last month in the Gym Bice
Memorial Tournament at Andrews, but guard Jesse Arellano took up the slack,
scoring 16 while forward Luis Soto added 11.
The Eagles, meanwhile, could manage only 16 points in the final three
periods on Friday, and failed to get a player in double figures. Richard
Rodriguez led Pecos with nine points.
Pecos falls to 0-3 in district while San Elizario is 2-1 and tied
with Canutillo, Fabens and Clint for first in the 2-4A standings. Clint won
at Canutillo on Friday, 62-57, and will be in Pecos on Tuesday for a
7:30 p.m. game, following the girls' contest against the Lions, starting
at 6 p.m.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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