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Thursday, January 16, 1997

Eagles seek to beat both storm, Steers

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PECOS, Jan. 16 -- They may not get in their games Friday night in Fort
Stockton, but the Pecos Eagles should be able to beat the next storm
front headed to Texas today and get in their postponed games against the
Big Spring Steers.

Icy roads caused Pecos to cancel their games Tuesday night in Big
Spring, and more snow and ice are predicted in West Texas starting late
tonight and continuing into Friday. But the teams have moved up their
varsity games by 90 minutes, to 4:30 and 6 p.m., and are skipping the
junior varsity contests entirely.

Pecos' girls close out the first half of District 4-4A play tonight
against the Steers, who are seeking their sixth straight district
championship and are 4-0 in 4-4A play, 12-9 overall after last week's
50-42 win over second place Andrews. The Eagles dropped a pair of close
games at home to Andrews and San Angelo last week, and are 1-3 in
district, 6-11 overall.

The boys will be trying to tie Fort Stockton for second in the district
standings, as will the Steers. Both teams are 1-1 in district, with the
Eagles at 8-8 after a 75-71 win over San Angelo Lake View, while the
Steers are 8-12 after winning at Andrews, 85-76.

Bears close out pre-district with sweep

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PECOS, Jan. 16 -- The Balmorhea Bears closed out their pre-district
basketball schedule in Sierra Blanca Tuesday night, with the boys
completing a home-and-home sweep, while the girls earned a split of
their two games in five days against the Vaqueros.

Balmorhea's girls, 41-33 losers at home on Friday to Sierra Blanca,
bounced back with a 45-31 victory, while the boys raised their season
record to 10-2 with a 67-43 win Tuesday after a 73-35 victory on Friday.

The girls jumped out to a 12-2 lead after one period Tuesday, but needed
a 19-9 advantage in the final period to secure the victory, when the
Vaqueros closed to within 26-24 after three periods. Brenda Dutchover
led Balmorhea, 5-7, with 21 points and Amanda Lozano added 10 for the

Dutchover and Cherry Garcia each put in 11 in last Friday's loss, when a
21-7 advantage in the third period by Sierra Blanca broke open a
one-point game.

The boys built up a 54-25 lead after three periods Tuesday night, as
Scott Clark scored 23 points and Zane Rhyne added 20. In their home win
last Friday, the Bears led 37-19 at the half, then closed the game out
with a 24-10 fourth period. Kevin Castillo had 20 and Clark 18 in the

Weather permitting, District 29-A play is set to begin Friday night for
the Bears, when they host the Marathon Mustangs. The girls will start at
6:30 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m.
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