Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, January 10, 2003
Eagles teams going on road to Greenwood
District 4-3A basketball play opens in Midland tonight for the Pecos Eagle
boys, while Pecos' girls will make their third attempt to get their first
district win of the season tonight, when they also go on the road to face
Pecos' girls will face Greenwood at 6 p.m., followed by the Eagle boys
against the Rangers at 7:30 p.m. The boys' junior varsity game will also
be at 6 p.m., while the girls JV and boys' freshman games will be played
at 4:30 p.m.
The boys are hoping the move to a new district changes their luck in basketball.
After splitting their first four games as a member of District 2-4A in 1998,
the Eagles proceeded to drop 34 of their final 35 district games over the
next 3½ seasons, including a 1-8 mark last year.
This season Pecos already has won 10 games in their first 18 contests,
and went 3-1 against their 4-3A rivals, beating Presidio twice and Fort Stockton
once, while losing to Monahans. However, Greenwood is expected to battle
with Kermit for the top two spots in the district standings, though coach
Joe Flores would like to stake a early claim on a playoff spot with a win
"We just need to hold our own at home and pick off a couple of games on
the road," said Flores, whose team comes in off a 58-52 win at home over
Big Spring on Tuesday. Eagle posts Joey Ortega and Isaiah Armendariz scored
19 points apiece, as Pecos survived problems breaking Big Spring's press
early in the game to defeat their former district rival.
Greenwood also comes into the game off a six-point win at home, having
beaten Lamesa 46-40 last Friday. Ky Smith scored 10 points to lead the Rangers,
who are 13-6 on the season.
"They have good guards and have a little bit of height," Flores said.
"We're going to have to play tough against them, no doubt about it. We're
going to have to bring our `A' game on Friday."
Pecos' girls already have faced Greenwood once this season, falling to
the Rangerettes 57-27 at the Stanton Tournament. In that game, the Eagles
were held to nine points in the first half but trailed by only 12 until Midland
outscored Pecos by an 18-8 margin in the third period.
Meagan Chase scored 15 points to lead the Rangerettes while Stephanie
Herrera led Pecos with 10.
Greenwood crushed a shorthanded Presidio squad on Tuesday, 73-14, and
are 9-10 on the season, but 2-0 in district, tied for first with Monahans
and Fort Stockton. Almost half of the Rangerettes' points came in a 35-6
second quarter, but no Greenwood player scored more than 14, by Amy Hopper.
The Eagles lost at home on Tuesday against Fort Stockton, 61-50, to fall
to 0-2 in district and 6-8 on the season. The Eagles had problems defending
the Prowlers' outside shooting in the first half, and rebounding inside in
the second half, after they had cut a 13-point Fort Stockton lead down to
three in the third quarter. Tiana Terry led Pecos with 12, while Leslie Rodriguez
and Jessica Martinez had 10 apiece.
Powerlifters to compete in first meet of season
Sixteen competitors are scheduled to be in Monahans for the Pecos Eagles
on Saturday, for the first of four powerlifting meets this season.
Coach Brian Gibson said 11 boys and five girls would be entered for Pecos
at the meet, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. "It will be our first
meet, to see where we stand," he said. "We'll try and gain a lot of ground
before Kermit, which is the last qualifiers meet."
The Eagles will go to Fort Stockton, Greenwood and Kermit for their other
meets, while regional competition will be at Plainview for the girls and
Floydada for the boys in March.
Three of the boys who will be lifting at Monahans qualified for regional
berths a year ago. Hugo Rodriguez advanced in the 198-pound division, but
will compete at 220 pounds this weekend, while Chris Orona will be back in
the 198-pound division and Pablo Rodriguez will compete again in the super-heavyweight
The other Eagles entered on the boys' side at Monahans are Daniel Acosta
at 148 pounds; Fernando Lerma, Adam Ybarra and Bobby Valenzuela at 181 pounds;
Dallas Goff and Roderick Villaneuva at 198 pounds; David Muniz at 275 pounds
and Gabriel Huertas in the super-heavyweight division.
None of the girls entered in Saturday's meet advanced to regionals a year
ago, but one, senior Mindi Harrison, did compete for Pecos two years ago.
Gibson said she would be entered in the lightweight division, along with
the other four girls, Rachael Lease, Savannah Ewing, Erica Franco and Deannady
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