Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, January 16, 2004
Pecos squads playing host to Greenwood
The Pecos Eagles will play their first District 4-3A doubleheader
tonight at the Pecos High School gym, as the Eagles take on Greenwood
in varsity, junior varsity and freshman games.
The girls will face Greenwood in JV and varsity games at 4:30 and 6
p.m., while the boys are scheduled to face the Rangers in freshman, JV
and varsity contests in the old and new PHS gyms, at 4:30, 6 and 7:30
Both Eagle teams will be seeking their first wins in district, but
while it's the 4-3A opener for the boys, the girls come in after
district-opening losses to Monahans and Fort Stockton, while the
Rangerettes split their 4-3A openers, losing in overtime against Kermit
a week ago and then routing Presidio at home on Tuesday, 68-11.
The Eagles gave up just as many points to Fort Stockton, but scored
a lot more, in a 68-48 road loss on Tuesday. The Prowlers pulled away
from the Eagles in the final period, but coach Veronica Valenzuela said
her team still had problems breaking the press that hurt them at home
in last Friday's loss to Monahans.
Valenzuela said Greenwood lost their top guard from a year ago, but
the Rangerettes return their post players from last season, including
Landry Johanssen, who led all scorers with 15 points on Tuesday. Leslie
Rodriguez led Pecos in their loss to Fort Stockton with 14 points.
Greenwood's boys come into tonight's district opener ranked No. 3 in
the state with a 14-3 record, with their latest win coming at home on
Tuesday night against Snyder by a 60-49 final score, in a game in which
the Rangers built a 37-16 halftime lead. That's pretty much what
happened last year in Pecos for Greenwood, as they built up a 27-point
lead in the first half on the way to a 64-39 win. Guard Kris Hatley led
Greenwood in scoring that night, and led the Rangers this past Tuesday
against Snyder with 17 points.
"We're going to give in all we've got," said Eagles' coach Joe
Flores. "One thing that's been in our favor we have played good lately
Pecos built up big first half leads in their last two home games,
beating Alpine and Crane, but have struggled with second half scoring
lately, especially on the road. They lost on Tuesday at Jal, 59-38, as
the Panthers outscored them in the second half, 34-18. It left the
Eagles with a 7-12 record on the season.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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