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Thursday, November 29, 2001

Eagles begin tourney play with Andrews

The Pecos Eagles will be playing two teams they've already played, one team they'll be playing two more times, and one team they've never faced starting today, when they compete in the Andrews Invitational Tournament.

The Eagle boys will face the host Mustangs for the second time in nine days at 4 p.m. today, then will face Fort Stockton Friday evening and San Elizario and Clyde on Saturday. Times for the last three games in the round-robin tournament have not been announced.

The cold and snow that hit the area on Tuesday let up just in time for the Eagles to make the trip to Andrews this afternoon to face the Mustangs, who beat them in their last game on Nov. 20, 59-38 at the Pecos High School gym. The Mustangs missed only two shots in the first period while jumping out to a 19-2 lead, then stopped a third quarter Pecos comeback attempt when Sidney Hooper hit the last of his five 3-point baskets in a span of three seconds, turning an 11-point lead back into a 17-point advantage.

Hooper finished with 27 points while Richard Rodriguez scored 13 for the Eagles, who are 0-4 on the season.

That was also the first game of the season for Rodriguez and several other Pecos players off the varsity football team. Their second was supposed to have been in Alpine on Tuesday, but the Bucks cancelled out because too many of their players were still in football, with Alpine scheduled to face Kennedale on Friday in San Angelo.

"We practiced Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and actually I think not going to Alpine was a blessing in disguise, because it gave our kids a chance to get to know each other better," said Tino Acosta.

Andrews is still without their football players, with their playoff game against Southlake Carroll set for Saturday in Abilene. That was originally supposed to cut the Andrews Tournament to a two-day event, but Acosta said, "They pushed the starting time for their game against Southlake Carroll back, so it's going to go on as scheduled. We'll play one game today, one on Friday and two on Saturday."

On Friday the Eagles will face Fort Stockton, who they lost to on the Panthers' home court on Nov. 17, 86-53. Despite the final score, that game was closer than the loss to Andrews, as the Panthers used a 28-6 third quarter to break the game open, after leading 38-31 at halftime. B.J. Gonzales hit five 3-pointers and led Fort Stockton with 23 points.

The team the Eagles will face twice more this season is San Elizario, when District 2-4A play opens in January. San Eli is expected to battle with Fabens and Clint for the district title and beat both the Eagles and Mustangs last season. On Tuesday, San Eli led Parkland, the No. 1 ranked Class 4A team in El Paso, by one point at halftime, only to lost, 72-54. Jose Arellano led San Eli with 13 points.

Pecos' girls are off today, but will travel to Presidio to face the Blue Devils on Friday. The Eagles' first tournament is next weekend in Monahans.

Youth basketball skills registration deadline nearing

The deadline is next week to register for the Reeves County Community Sports and Recreation Department's pre-season youth basketball fundamentals program, while sign-ups for the boys and girls basketball league runs now through Jan. 5.

Registration for the league and for the fundamentals program is open to children starting at the age of 4½ and continuing through boys and girls currently in sixth grade. Those parents who also want to sign their children up for the fundamentals program need to submit their registration forms by next Saturday, Dec. 8, according to recreation department director Nora Geron.

Forms are available at the RCCRD office at the old Pecos High School gym, and entry fee is $10 per child, with a birth certificate and signatures from both parents required for registration. For further information, call the RCCRD office at 447-9776.

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