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Friday, January 24, 2003

Eagle squads face Stockton cagers tonight

The Pecos Eagles will head south tonight to Fort Stockton, where the boys will seek their second win of the season over the Fort Stockton Panthers, while the girls will try for their second District 4-3A victory of the year against the Prowlers, who'll be seeking their second victory over the Eagles in district play.

The girls and boys games will be at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the Williams Center in Fort Stockton, while the junior varsity teams will play at 4:30 p.m. and the freshman boys will take on the Panthers in the old Fort Stockton High School gym, at 6 p.m.

Both Eagle teams lost at home on Tuesday against Monahans, and both had problems shooting from in-close against the Loboes. The girls fell behind Monahans quickly, staged a couple of comeback tries in the second and third periods, but ended up losing by a 55-39 final score to fall to 1-5 in district and 7-11 on the season.

The boys dug themselves into a nine-point hole in the first quarter and climbed out of that before the period was over, then fell behind by 18 points in the third period, and cut that lead down to one before losing by a 67-60 final score to fall to 0-4 in district and 10-12 on the season.

Fort Stockton's boys also are winless in district play, following their 49-46 loss at Presidio on Tuesday. Earlier this month in tournament play at Fort Stockton, the Eagles came away with a 50-46 victory over the Panthers. Isiah Armandariz had 17 points and Joey Ortega put in 15 in that victory.

Armendariz had a season-high 30 points on Tuesday, but combined the Eagles had one point less from their posts against Monahans than they did in their Jan. 3 win at Fort Stockton, as Ortega was held to just one point by the Loboes.

"I told coach (Charlie Jo) Wilson that we're so close, but so far away," said Eagles' coach Joe Flores, whose team can at the most afford only one more loss if they're to have any shot at post-season play. "We need to play better at the finish. We just didn't handle the pressure down the stretch."

The girls played Fort Stockton four days after the boys did, on Jan. 7 in their district home opener. In that game, the Eagles had all kinds of problems keeping up with Fort Stockton's guards and ended up losing by a 61-50 final score. The Prowlers led by as many as 14 points in the first half, and held off an Eagle rally that cut the lead to three in the third period.

Tiana Terry, Leslie Rodriugez and Jessica Martinez all were in double figures for Pecos in that game, but Fort Stockton guard Erica Munoz led all scorers with 20 points, many on lay-ups off steals. "They also shot pretty well from the outside the last time we faced them," said Eagles' coach Veronica Valenzuela, who is hoping her team can shoot a lot better overall than they did on Tuesday. Rodriguez had 21 points for Pecos in Tuesday's loss, but no other Pecos player scored more than four points.

Fort Stockton is 3-3 in district after their win over Presidio on Tuesday, tied with Kermit for the third and final district playoff berth. Greenwood is in first place with a 6-0 record, while Monahans is second at 5-1.

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