Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, January 2, 2003
Eagles to face district rivals at tournament
District 4-3A play won't begin until the end of next week, but the Pecos
Eagle boys will get a little preview of district play today and Friday, when
they compete in the Fort Stockton Tournament.
The tournament is only a four team round-robin affair, which will begin
for Pecos at 4 p.m. today with a game against the Midland Christian Mustangs.
After that, the Eagles will face district rival Monahans tonight at 7:30
p.m., then come back at 7 p.m. on Friday to take on the host Panthers, who
they'll also face twice when 4-3A play begins.
The Eagles are 8-6 on the season following their 58-49 win over the Jal
Panthers at home on Monday, while Midland Christian comes into this afternoon's
game at 11-7 after losing in double overtime to Lubbock Cooper, 72-66. Zac
Schwartz led Midland Christian with 20 points.
"They like to shoot the a lot of 3-pointers," said Eagles' coach Joe Florez.
"They're up and down the court and have one kid, Schwartz who's averaging
about 25-26 points a game. They like to run him off a lot of high picks where
he likes to pull up and score. We'll see if we can disrupt him today."
Flores is hoping his team also can start off better today than they did
in their last two games, even though both ended up in victories. "We started
on Monday kind of like we did against Crane. We didn't make our baskets and
we were impatient," he said. "But we came out and in the second half settled
down and were more patient. We made some adjustments in the offense and it
The Eagles' games against Monahans and Fort Stockton figure to be a preview
of the battle for the playoffs when district play opens. Pecos already owns
two non-district wins over 4-3A rival Presidio, and have yet to face any
of the other district squads, while Kermit and Midland Greenwood are the
favorites for two of the post-season playoff berths, with the Eagles, Loboes
and Panthers fighting it out for the No. 3 playoff spot.
Pecos' girls, meanwhile, will open their district schedule on Friday in
Monahans against the Loboes. The Eagles are 6-6 on the season after going
1-2 at the Iraan Tournament last weekend, losing to McCamey and Wink while
defeating Irion County.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium.
Copyright 2002 by Pecos Enterprise