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for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Eagles beaten by Mustangs to close 2006
A lack of points at the start and finish on Saturday was bad news for the Pecos Eagle girls’ basketball team, as they dropped a 33-23 decision at home to the Sweetwater Mustangs to close out the 2006 portion of their season.
The Eagles, who were in Ozona on Tuesday night to face the Lions, came out cold in their first game in 18 days, coach Debbie Garcia said. “It was a low-scoring game, but it was a pretty good defensive game. Sweetwater is pretty tall, and when we got the ball inside, we didn’t convert very well.”
She said the Eagles managed only two points in the opening period, but Pecos was able to come back in the second period. “It was 11-2 after the first quarter, but in the second quarter we outscored them 12-4 and were down by only one at the hall,” Garcia said. “It was 20-26 Sweetwater after the third quarter, but in the fourth quarter we couldn’t score.
“We had lots of opportunities under the basket, but we couldn’t score, and we were only 5-for-20 from the free throw line, so that’s the 10-point difference right there,” Garcia said.
“We got some good looks under the basket and probably passed the ball better than we have all year, but they would get bumped and thought they would get a foul call, but it wasn’t called, and we wouldn’t go up strong,” she added.
Jasmine Rayos’ six points ended up leading Pecos in scoring, while Chantel Mazone had four. “No one was as big as Chantel on their team, so we should have utilized her scoring more,” Garcia said.
Tuesday’s game was scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start in Ozona against the Lions, who went 1-2 in the Mary Tatum Holiday Classic this past weekend at Big Lake. It’s the first of two road games this week for Pecos, as they’ll travel to Greenwood on Friday to face the Rangerettes, who played in Monahans on Tuesday.
Sweetwater also won Saturday’s junior varsity game by a 35-29 final score. Veronica Tarin led Pecos with 12 points.
Pecos’ boys were off for all of the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, but returned to action Tuesday afternoon with a 3 p.m. home game against Andrews. The boys, who went into Tuesday’s game off a 2-1 weekend at the Fort Stockton Tournament on Dec. 14-16, will have another afternoon home game on Friday, when they face the Jal Panthers, starting at 1:30 p.m.
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