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PECOS, Dec. 26, 1996 - The Pecos Eagles started their 1996-97
pre-district basketball schedule against the Odessa Permian Panthers
shorthanded, and that's the way they'll just about finish it, when they
take on Permian in the opening round of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce
Basketball Tournament this afternoon.
The Eagles and Panthers meet in the Odessa College gym at 4:30 p.m., in
what they hope will be the first of three final pre-district games. The
winner will meet the winner of tonight's game between Monahans and
Odessa High's junior varsity, in a semifinal matchup at 6 p.m. on
Friday, while the losers face each other at 4:30 p.m. Friday, for the
right to advance to the consolation finals at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
There is no seventh place tournament game scheduled.
The Eagles were without most of their regulars back on Nov. 12, when
they began the 1996-97 season with a 79-35 loss at Permian to the
Panthers. Last Friday, when they dropped a 74-59 homecourt decision to
Hobbs, they were without backup guards Denise Camarena and Liz Matta,
both of whom quit the team, and today, they'll be minus starting guard
Marisol Arenivas, who'll be lost due to grades for the next 4½ weeks.
"We'll just have to make some more adjustments," said Eagles' coach
Patty Hall. they including moving junior Lori Marquez from post to wing,
in order to add another ball handler to replace Arenivas, while junior
Ivy Thorp will take Marquez spot at post inside. Marquez had 25 in last
Friday's loss to Hobbs.
Permian comes into the game off back-to-back losses last Thursday and
Friday. The Panthers were beaten in District 4-5A play by crosstown
rival Odessa High, and then dropped a 62-61 decision on Friday to the
Eagles' district rival, Big Spring. Katrina Jordan, who scored 20 in
Permian's season-opening win over Pecos, put in 32 in the loss to the
Odessa High plays Lamesa at 8 p.m. tonight in the final opening round
game, with the winner meeting Andrews on Friday. The Mustangs drew a
first round bye after Greenwood dropped out of the tournament.
District 4-4A play opens for the Eagles a week from tonight, when they
host Fort Stockton.
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