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January 20, 1997

Eagles beaten on road by Prowlers,


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PECOS, Jan. 20 -- The Pecos Eagle boys saw a chance at a road victory
slip away in the final period for the second straight night on Friday,
as they lost in Fort Stockton to the Panthers.

Pecos' girls, who were coming off their worst loss of the season in Big
Spring on Thursday, also were in their game after three periods against
Fort Stockton. But a 20-6 fourth quarter gave the Prowlers their first
win in four tries this season against the Eagles.

Fort Stockton took a 20-13 lead after one period, and led by 11 at the
half before Pecos cut the margin to 44-37 after three quarters.

Foul problems did Pecos in and provided the Prowlers with most of their
victory margin. The Eagles were 8-for-11 from the foul line, while Fort
Stockton went to the line 36 times, hitting 20 shots.

"We got into foul trouble early, then made some bad choices on our
passes," Eagles' coach Patty Hall said. "We came out in the second half
and caught up some, then Lori (Marquez) got another foul.

"She came back in and got a foul right away. It wasn't her's, it was
Annette (Marquez)'s, but they gave it to her, and it was downhill from
there," the Eagles' coach said.

Lori Marquez finished with just six points, while Annette Marquez was
the lone Eagle in double figures, with 11. Guard Elisa Espino led the
Prowlers with 17 points, while Angela Granado added 10 for Fort
Stockton, which won for the first time in District 4-4A play this
season. Both teams are 1-5 in district, the Panthers are 10-13 on the
season, while the Eagles are 6-11 going into Tuesday's home game against

Fort Stockton's boys took over sole possession of second in the 4-4A
standings with their win and Big Spring's 90-88 overtime loss to San
Angelo Lake View. The Steers outscored the Eagles, 33-21, in the final
period on Thursday to beat Pecos, and on Friday, the Panthers rallied
from a 36-25 first half deficit to get the victory.

The Eagles' 3-point shooting problems hurt, along with problems
shooting down the stretch.

Pecos got only two 3-pointers in the game while Fort Stockton nailed
eight, most of those in the middle periods, when they cut the lead to
35-33 at halftime then went up 48-43 after three periods. And the lead
was still just five points with two minutes to play.

"We had the front end of a one-and-one (on the foul line) and missed,
then came back down and stopped them and had another chance," Eagles'
coach Mike Sadler said.

"We came down and missed a lay-up and then they hit a 3, so we were
down by eight instead of being down by three." The Panthers then put the
game away on the foul line.

Pecos held Fort Stockton's leading scorer, Emilio Perales, to 11
points, but Josh Garcia had three of the eight 3-pointers, as part of a
game-high 18 points, while Hector Lopez put in 16. Omar Hinojos had a
strong first half and led Pecos with 13, while Fabien Adame added 13 and
Jason Abila had 12 for the Eagles.

The Panthers are 3-1 and 19-4 overall, a game in back of first place
Sweetwater. The Eagles host the Mustangs on Tuesday, and are 1-3 in
district, 8-10 for the season, tied for fourth with Andrews and Lake
View, a game behind third place Big Spring.

Spring sports team introductions set for

boosters' meeting tonight

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PECOS, Jan. 20 -- Players and coaches for the Pecos Eagles spring sports
teams will be introduced this evening, at the Pecos Eagles Athletic
Booster Club meeting at the Pecos High School cafeteria.

Players and coaches for baseball, track, golf and tennis are scheduled
to be on hand for the 7 p.m. club meeting, which was postponed from last
Monday due to bad weather.

Spring play for the Eagles' tennis team began this past weekend, while
baseball, golf and track will get underway in February.
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