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Thursday, August 16, 2001

Eagles hope long days in Monahans net wins

Last season, the Pecos Eagles spent a lot of time at the Monahans Sandhills Tournament because of what they did on Friday, and not as much time as they would have liked to have spent there on Saturday because of what happened with the tournament bracket.

This year, the Eagles don't have any choice but to spend a lot of time at the Sandhills Tournament on Friday, and they're hoping they'll do well enough to have to spend the day in Monahans on Saturday as well, as Pecos tries to recover from a pair of season-opening losses on Tuesday.

The Sandhills Tournament opens today with the freshman division pool round play, while the junior varsity and varsity brackets begin their pool play on Friday. The varsity division is a 10-team tournament, divided into two five-team pools. Pecos is in Pool I, and will open play at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday against Kermit, then will face the host Loboettes at 11 a.m., Van Horn at 2:45 p.m. and Midland Trinity Christian at 6:30 p.m.

The top four teams in both brackets will advance to the championship round, while the fifth place teams will play a consolation game at 10 a.m. on Saturday. "I hope we can stay out of that one," said Eagles' coach Becky Granado, after her team dropped a pair of matches on Tuesday to Alpine and Odessa High.

Pecos dropped their opening round match a year ago at the Sandhills to Andrews, but because the 2000 tournament was a double-elimination format, Pecos was able to come all the way through the losers' bracket on Friday and Saturday, winning five games to earn a rematch with the Mustangs in the finals.

But since Pecos would have had to beat Andrews twice to win the title, they would have played five games on Saturday, one more than the maximum allowed by the University Interscholastic League. As a result, Granado opted not to play the finals, and Pecos went home with a 5-1 tournament record.

This year, the most games the Eagles can play on Saturday is three, if they advance to the championship round. To do that, Granado said they'll have to play better than they did in Tuesday's 15-5, 15-8 loss to the Bucks and 15-2, 15-8 loss to the Bronchos.

"Alpine and Odessa High are not that strong, it was just our mistakes. We made too many mental errors," said Granado, who planned to shuffle her lineup for this weekend's matches.

Alpine, Big Spring Greenwood, Presidio and El Paso Jefferson are the other five teams in the tournament, which resumes play on Saturday with quarterfinals starting at 8 a.m.

Pecos' freshmen play their first pool game at 3:30 p.m. today against Kermit, then face Alpine at 6 p.m. and Monahans' green team right after that, at 6:50 p.m. The ninth graders beat Alpine and OHS in their openers on Tuesday.

The JV opens their pool round with a 9 a.m. game on Friday against Kermit, then take on Midland Trinity Christian at 10:40 a.m. and Monahans at 1:10 p.m. The JV beat Odessa High and lost to Alpine in their openers.

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