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Jan. 9, 1997

Eagles hunting wins to soothe aches & pains

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PECOS, Jan. 9 -- Getting through practice and pre-game warmups has been
tough enough for the Pecos Eagles this week. Now, they'll try for better
results against two teams they haven't had much success against in
recent years, when they host Andrews tonight in a pair of snow-delayed

Pecos' girls will seek their second District 4-4A basketball win in
three games and a share of second place with Andrews in the district
standings, when they meet in a 6 p.m. start, followed by the 4-4A opener
for the Eagle and Mustang boys squads.

The games had been scheduled for Tuesday, but were canceled due to the
sleet and snow that hit the area. That resulted in Eagle coaches Mike
Sadler and Patty Hall and athletic director Mike Belew ending up
involved in one of the 50 or so ice-related accidents over the past 72
hours, when the car they were in skidded off the road coming back from
Big Spring, where they had gone to scout the Steers and Sweetwater

Hall, who suffered a bruised shoulder in the incident, got more bad news
on Wednesday, when reserve post Jennifer Barrera fell during practice
and broke her shoulder.

"She broke her humorous bone, so we're back down to seven now," Hall
said today. The Eagles had just gotten back post Shirhona Bell, who was
out of town for the holidays and missed Pecos' first two district games.

The Eagles rallied to beat Fort Stockton in their opener a week ago, but
could manage just 10 points in the middle periods of their 63-38 loss on
Saturday at Sweetwater. Lori Marquez' 11 points led Pecos.

Andrews opened district play with a 44-43 win at home over Sweetwater,
then routed San Angelo Lake View last Saturday, 47-30 to go to 16-5 on
the season. Holly Field's 16 points led the Mustangs, though the Eagles
have had the most problems with post Kacee Connally over the past few

Andrews' boys come in having won their last 21 straight district games,
going unbeaten in each of the past two seasons. But coach George
Byerly's squad has won only four times in 21 tries this season, though
they have played one of the tougher pre-district schedules, including a
16-point loss last month to this year's 4-4A favorite, Sweetwater, which
won by 39 at Big Spring on Tuesday.

The Eagles, in contrast, have dropped 11 straight in district, dating
back to their 1995 second place playoff loss to Big Spring. But Pecos
did come close to winning at home over Andrews last year, falling by a
67-61 final score.

Most of the Mustangs players off that team are gone, but Andrews does
have back Michael Moore, Gabe Falcon, and Shaud Williams, while Wayland
Mayfield has taken up some of the scoring that Will Mayfield provided
Andrews for the past two seasons.

Pecos comes in with a 7-7 mark after their 74-71 overtime victory at
Greenwood last Friday. But the Eagles did lose senior Nufie Flores for
the season, when he broke his leg at the kneecap during pre-game
warmups. Omar Hinojos led the Eagles with 20 and Eric Abila had seven of
his 16 points in the overtime session.

Tonight's games are the first of two straight in as many days at home
for the Eagles. They'll host San Angelo Lake View at the PHS gym on

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