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Thursday, January 23, 1997

Boy's basketball running on high

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By Richard Acosta
Sports new writer

MONAHANS, Jan. 23, 1997 - Monahans has been on a tear through district
3-3A. Tuesday night the Green added another mark to the win column with
a 68-51 victory over Alpine and last weeks win over Clint.

The boys remain the only unbeaten team as they headed into the second
half of the basketball season.

The Loboes came out strong with 21 points in the first quarter while
holding the Bucks to 17.

The second half was a defensive struggle. Both teams headed for the
locker room only putting seven points on the board.

Monahans picked up where they left off in the first. The Loboes
increased their 28-14 lead with a 25 point third quarter while holding
Alpine to only 11.

The Green moved into the fourth with a 53.35 lead and coasted into win
over the Bucks 68-51.

The win keeps the Loboes in first as they head into Mt. Views this


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The Loboes downed Clint last Friday to move to 3-0 in district play and
take first place. Monahans had a little trouble with the talented Lions,
but held on to pull out a big win.

"It's a nice way to win when you don't play your best," said Head Coach
John Curry, "but Clint is a good team."

Monahans came out strong going on an 11-0 run to open the game. THe
Lions were held scoreless until the 4:11 mark in the first while
allowing the Loboes nine.

The second open with the Green on top 20-13.

Monahans opened the second with solid defense and blinding ball movement
to up their lead to 37-25 at the break.

"That is one of the things we do well. I twill be hard to press us.

"I wanted to penetrate move on the dribble, but for the most part we
were pretty solid on defense."

Clint came out all business, closing the 37-25 gap with a 7-0 run on the

The Big Green came back in a big way and over took the Clint run. The
Lions only outscored the Loboes by two at the end of the third to bring
the score to 50-40.

The fourth quarter was all defense. Neither team scored a point until
5:30 left to play. Parker Vandivort for Clint broke the scoring drought.

Shannon Shorter opened up the scoring for the Loboes with 4:07 left to

Down the stretch the Green was too tough for the Lions. Clint suffered
it's first district loss and the Loboes moved into first in 3-3A.

"I have a lot of respect for their coach. He has a fine program."

Coach Windy Williams warns

against bogus Lobo poster calls

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MONAHANS, Jan. 23, 1997 - Monahans High School Athletic Director and
football coach, Windy Williams, warns merchants and others to beware of
calls from persons trying to sell advertisements for a Lobo football

Williams notes that only the Lobo Booster Club has his authorization to
sell ads for such a poster. Any other poster advertising campaign is not
authorized, Williams says.

The athletic director says at lease one Monahans merchant has received
such calls.

Warns Williams: "We do our own poster. We want to keep our money right
here in Monahans."
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