BIG LAKE — The Coahoma Bulldogettes wrapped up the 88th annual Mary Tatum Holiday Classic tournament with a 2-2 record. Coahoma won against Reagan County but lost to Monahans on Saturday.
Caitlyn Corley had a game high of 16 points in the Bulldogettes 29-25 win over the Reagan County Lady Owls. Corley had a standout performance on the court during the two day tournament which earned her a spot on the All-Tournament list.
Next: The Bulldogettes travel to Stanton to take on the Lady Buffaloes in 5-3A district play Friday.
COAHOMA 29, REAGAN COUNTY 25
Coahoma: 12, 2, 14, 1 — 29
Reagan County: 4, 7, 6, 8 — 25
Coahoma — Caitlyn Corley 16, Paige Atkins 1, Jovi Gonzales 8, Abbie Lopez 2, Cassie Grant 2.
Reagan County — Clarissa Flores 2, Shayla Sosa 4, Nivea Goodloe 2, Shyan Darr 4, Paige Baggett 2, Delaney Yanez 2, Melissa Hernandez 9.
Free Throws — Coahoma 1-3, Reagan County 1-6; Total Team Fouls — Coahoma 7, Reagan County 10.
BIG LAKE — After a hard-fought game, the Coahoma Bulldogs came out on top in the 2018 Mary Tatum Holiday Classic championship match 58-48 over the Reagan County Owls Saturday.
Gage Clark-Burdell had a game high of 17 points and Joe Manning added 16 to lead the Bulldogs to the championship title.
Manning’s performance on the court during the tournament turned more than a few heads. The Coahoma senior was named the Most Valuable Player. Clark-Burdell and Bryson Cline were named to All-Tournament.
Overall, the Bulldogs went 3-0 in the two day event.
The Bulldogs started out strong and fast on the court against the Owls. Bryson Cline began and ended the first quarter nailing a 3-point goal and in between the Bulldogs built an 8-point advantage over the Owls (20-12).
It was Manning who started off a Bulldog 12-point, 3-minute drive by sinking a free throw and two 2-point baskets in succession. Clark-Burdell added 5 more to the scoreboard including netting a basket from behind the arc and Zack Schneider capped off the run with a 2-point jump shot before Reagan County answered back.
After Martin Brice dropped the ball in for 2, the Bulldogs had a comfortable lead of 11 points. However, comfortable is not a state of mind any competitor should keep as the Owls proved by cutting their deficit to just 5. Then Cline nailed his second 3-point shot of the night to end the quarter.
With burst of speed, Manning started off the second quarter with two 2-point baskets and two more at the charity strip, but the Reagan County squad picked up steam on offense. The Owls headed into the locker room down only by 6 (31-25).
Returning for the second half, Clark-Burdell scored for Coahoma with a jump shot at the 7:42 mark then both teams fell into a rut at the post with several missed baskets and turnovers. However, Reagan County did come within 1 point of tying (33-32) before Coahoma snatched back the momentum of the game after Clark-Burdell buried a shot followed by a second basket from Gage Hill. Then Manning, Cline, and Clark-Burdell all scored to widen the lead 43-33 by the end of the third quarter.
Scoring picked up in the fourth as both teams brought in 15 points each. Hill, who earlier in the quarter nailed a 3-point shot, dropped in the last basket of the game to salt away the victory for Coahoma.
Next: The Bulldogs return to district action when they take on the Buffaloes in Stanton Friday.
COAHOMA 58, REAGAN COUNTY 48
Coahoma: 20, 11, 12, 15 — 58
Reagan County: 12, 13, 8, 15 — 48
Coahoma — Brice Martin 2, Joe Manning 16, Zack Schneider 6, Gaige Hill 9, Bryson Cline 8, Gage Clark-Burdell 17.
Reagan County —Jaden Gonzalez 1, Isaiah Perez 5, Pablo Hernandez 16, Isaac Perez 4, Jacob Gallegos 7, Justin Chavez 7, Skyler Smith 8.
Free Throws —Coahoma 8-21, Reagan County 5-7 ; Three-Point Goals — Coahoma 4 (Cine 2, Hill, Clark-Burdell), Reagan County 3 (Hernandez 2, Perez); Total Team Fouls — Coahoma 13, Reagan County 16.
BIG LAKE — The Coahoma Bulldogs will head to the Mary Tatum Holiday Classic basketball tournament championship set for 7:30 p.m. today after back-to-back wins this past Friday.
Bryson Cline had a game high of 16 points and Gage Clark-Burdell added 14 more to help lead the Bulldogs to 56-45 win over the Ballinger Wildcats.
Coahoma ended the first quarter with an 8-point advantage after a hard fought game between the two teams. Joe Manning jump started the Bulldog offense by nailing two baskets back-to-back to put the first points on the board for the game. Clark-Burdell, Zack Schneider, Gaige Hill, and Cline all contributed to the Bulldogs in the first.
By the half, Coahoma continued to hold onto the lead 31-24 but Ballinger came back in the third cutting the deficit by just 2 points at the end of the quarter. The Bearcats managed to knot the score 36-36 to start the last quarter of play but the Bulldogs pulled out the win with a strong surge in the last three minutes of the game.
COAHOMA 56 BALLINGER 45
Coahoma: 20, 11, 5, 20 — 56
Ballinger: 12, 12, 10, 11 — 45
Coahoma — Joe Manning 11, Zack Schneider 7, Gaige Hill 8, Bryson Cline 16, Gage Clark-Burdell 14.
Ballinger — Keynan Gonzales 14, Marcus Toliver 3, Jonathan Delgado 12, Cole Zentner 10, Kenjrik Manley 2, DJ Cavasos 4.
Free Throws — Coahoma 10-21, Fort Stockton 7-14; Three-Point Goals — Coahoma 1 (Clark-Burdell), Ballinger 4 (Gonzales 2, Delgado 3);Team Fouls — Coahoma 12, Ballinger 18.
Gage Clark-Burdell and Zack Schneider contributed 16 points each to lead the Bulldogs in a 66-23 rout against the Iraan Braves in the first game of the tournament.
Coahoma dominated the game from the first scoring in the double digits for all four quarters of play. By the half, the Bulldogs had a commanding 39-6 lead.
The Braves pushed back in the third quarter earning 12 points to Coahoma’s 12, however, the Bulldogs wrapped up the game in the fourth driving in 15 points and holding Iraan to just 5.
Joe Manning also dropped in 15 points for Coahoma. Clark-Burdell added two 3-point goals and Bryson Cline added one behind the arc during the game.
COAHOMA 66, IRAAN 23
COAHOMA: 17, 22, 12, 15 — 66
IRAAN: 3, 3, 12, 5 — 23
Coahoma —Martin Brice 2, Braxton Chandler 2, Joe Manning 15, Zack Schneider 16, Gaige Hill 8, Bryson Cline 7, Gage Clark-Burdell 16.
IRAAN — Riley Barjas 1, Kalobe Leal 1, Johnny Leal 1, Kyler Miller 10, Garret Morado 9, Tevin Goodlow 1.
Free Throws — Coahoma 17-28; Iraan 15-31; Three-Point Goals — Coahoma 3 (Clark-Burdell 2, Cline); Total Team Fouls — Coahoma 15, Iraan 17.
BIG LAKE — The Coahoma Bulldogettes split their first two games of the Mary Tatum Holiday Classic basketball tournament Friday.
The Bulldogettes lost to the Fort Stockton Lady Prowlers 45-62 in the second game of the day.
After falling behind by 20 points at the end of the first quarter, Coahoma made a major comeback in the second narrowing the score to a 9-point deficit by the half. Caitlyn Corley and Abbie Lopez led the Bulldogettes to a 16-point drive while Coahoma kept the Lady Prowlers to 5.
Corley and Lopez scored 5 points each. Kenzi Canales added 4 more and Paige Atkins hit the goal for 2 to help Coahoma claw back from the huge hole left after the first quarter. The Lady Prowlers regrouped for the second half to hold on to the win.
Corley had a game high of 13 points for the Bulldogettes followed closely by Lopez with 12. Corley also nailed two 3-point goals while Macee Grant added one from behind the arc.
COAHOMA 45, FORT STOCKTON 62
Coahoma: 7, 16, 6, 16 — 45
Fort Stockton: 27, 5, 19, 12 — 62
Coahoma — Macee Grant 4, Caitlyn Corley 13, Paige Atkins 4, Jovi Gonzales 2, Kenzi Canales 10, Abbie Lopez 12.
Free Throws — Coahoma 12-22, Fort Stockton 9-22; Three-Point Goals — Coahoma 3 (Corley 2, Grant), Fort Stockton 5 (B. Rodriguez 4, K. Salmon 1) ; Total Team Fouls — Coahoma 16, Fort Stockton 15.
The Coahoma Bulldogettes handily won against the Marfa Lady Shorthorns 44-12 in their opening game of the tournament.
By halftime, the Bulldogettes had built a substantial lead of 23-4 over the Lady Shorthorns. Overall the Coahoma girls squad was dominate at the net while keeping Marfa to single digits on the scoreboard throughout four quarters of play.
Corley had a game high of 13 points for the Bulldogettes followed by Lopez with 10.
Next: The Bulldogettes will finish the tournament on today.
COAHOMA 44, MARFA 12
Coahoma: 8, 15, 11, 10 — 44
Marfa: 4, 1, 4, 3 — 12
Coahoma — Macee Grant 9, Caitlyn Corley 13, Paige Atkins 4, Jovi Gonzales 2, Kenzi Canales 6, Abbie Lopez 10.
Marfa — Citalali Sanchez 2, Kaci Florez 2, Brianna Sanchez 2, Kendra Serrano 3, Alexia Marquez 3.
Free Throws — Coahoma 7-12; Marfa 4-12; Three-Point Goals — Coahoma 1 (Grant); Total Team Fouls — Coahoma 13; Marfa 11.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Coahoma graduate and former SMU standout Putt Choate was honored as part of the 2019 class of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, earlier this month during the UIL State Football Championships at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Choate was a two-way star for the Bulldogs in the mid-1970s, rushing for 3,310 career yards, while earning all-district and all-state honors at fullback as a senior. Choate played in the 1975 Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game, and went on to earn All-Southwest Conference first team honors at SMU in 1977 ‘78. He set the Mustangs’ school record with 649 career tackles. Choate later played professionally with the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers, and the Denver Gold and San Antonio Gunslingers, both of the US Football League. He’s one of only three players in USFL history to start all 54 regular season games before the league folded in 1986.
Putt Choate is the second Choate family member to be inducted into a hall of fame. His father, 87-year old Carroll Choate, was inducted into the Heritage Museum’s Cowboy/Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2017.
Over the past year, Big Spring ISD Board of Trustees has been discussing the idea of creating a dressing facility /club house for the Big Spring Lady Steers Softball team because, currently, there is not a facility for the team to use at the softball fields. Last week, the Board of Trustees approved a motion to change that.
Big Spring ISD Superintendent Jay McWilliams advised that they Board had budgeted $300,000 to complete the project and had requested bids on the project. It was noted that there haven’t been many bids received and some have noted that they are too busy to take on the project. McWilliams noted that the Board decided to use dual classroom portable buildings from Kentwood that are not being used to help them accomplish their goal for the time being.
According to the Midland Reporter Telegram, Coahoma junior Keegan Dobbs was named to the second team defense of the 2018 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state high school football team, released Monday. In 11 games, Dobbs had 70 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and two fumble recoveries for the Bulldogs.
Coahoma junior quarterback Zack Schneider was recognized on the honorable mention offense.
Big Spring Senior and Cross Country athlete Cooper Miller signed a letter of intent with Texas A&M University – Commerce yesterday in front of friends and family.
Cooper told KBest News that he plans to major in Biology while continuing his cross country career at A&M Commerce.
Last week, Cooper was recognized as Academic All-State First Team for Boys Cross Country by the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas High School Coaches Association.
The Big Spring Independent School District is pleased to announce its new head football coach will be Mr. Cannon McWilliams. Coach McWilliams’ performance in the classroom and on the field of athletic competition over the last two years is admirable. His commitment to our students and student athletes is of the highest standard. We are confident our athletes, students, staff, and the community of Big spring will be proud to have Coach McWilliams leading our football program and reinforcing our athletic mission of building character through hard work and accountability, both on and off the field.
In addition to being our head football coach, Coach McWilliams will also serve as the district’s strength and conditioning coordinator. This will allow him to apply his knowledge and experiences in this field to impact both future and current Lady Steers and Steers.
BSHS Principal &
Big Spring ISD Athletic Director
8th grade A: Steers 61, Tigers 26
The 8th grade A Steers successfully played in unison in order to secure a win. The Steers took advantage of Snyder turnovers by pushing the ball up the court, early and often, procuring many wide open layups. The Steer press was often tough to break with Chris Salazar playing sideline to sideline.
Again, creating turnovers was the theme of the night. Josh Gonzales pushed the tempo well by relaying the ball up the court to the open man on possession changes. David Rios and Ismeal Castillo were very opportunistic as well, creating turnovers by being active on the backside of our defensive formations. Ricky Escovedo and Derrick Walleck finished on several highly contested layups, finding their offensive rhythm early on. Eli Cobos and Cade Bryans found success from the 3 point line.
D. Walleck - 12
C. Salazar - 11
R. Escovedo - 11
E. Cobos - 9
C. Bryans - 7
S. Ybarra - 6
N. Garcia - 4
8th grade B- Steers 40, Tigers 22
The 8th grade B Steers won their game by creating turnovers and finding open layups in transition. Wesson Cate, Aaron Chavez, Taylor Palmer, Kelby Olivares, amongst others, shined throughout the contest.
Steals were the name of the game and the 8th grade B team has been improving greatly as of late.
7th grade A- Steers 53, Tigers 40
The Steers started fast, played great defense, good ball movement, and awesome shot selections.
Angel Rivera - 14
Jayden Overton - 9
Tyree Brawley - 8
Kavien Ford - 7
Gavin Padron - 6
Timothy Uribe - 4
Breck Elam - 3
Jessie Cantu - 2
7th Grade B Team, Steers 47, Tigers 9
The STEERS defeated Snyder at home last night. Defensive efforts led by Baleigh Simpson, Keyshaun Woodruff, Maddox Lane, and Ezekiel Carreon kept the Tigers at bay most of the evening. With the exception of a few turnovers and mental mistakes the STEERS played team basketball with a host of scorers.
Offensively Kenderick Jackson led the STEERS with 12 points, Ezekiel Carreon had 6 points as well as Alex Arispe with 6. Offensive passing, and quick transitions made scoring in the paint the objective for the evening.
Jackson - 12
Arispe - 6
Carreon - 6
Ybarra - 5
Simpson - 4
Diaz - 4
Conner - 4
Woodruff - 4
8th Grade - A
The 8th grade A team Lady Steers defeated Snyder Monday by a score of 20-16 in a great defensive game. Jalen Sykes was the leading scorer with 9 points followed by Gisselle Holguin with 8 points. Kortney Moore was the leading rebounder. Elaina Arredondo and Emily Matthews hawked the Tigers on defense all night long.
8th Grade - B
The 8th grade B team lost a hard-played game to Snyder, 16-10. Leading scorers were Genevieve Bedinger and Mia Bustamante with 4 points each and Kisa Cate adding 2 points to the board. Taylor Partlow, Kristen Bermea, Valerie Barrios, Zareth Castillo, Miranda Young and Kailie Fierro played really hard offense and defense.
7th Grade - A
The 7th grade A team Lady Steers fell to Snyder last night in a hard-fought game. Alexa Mehan, Briana Rivera, Delaney Moreno, and Cloe Viasana each contributed 2 points on offense. Kylee Haynie, Julianna Fraser, Olivia Davidson, Lakiah Overton, Angelina Rivera, and Maddison Hamm hustled hard on defense. Cloe Viasana and Julianna Fraser were the top rebounders. The girls show continuing improvement.
7th Grade - B
The 7th grade B team Lady Steers were defeated by Snyder last night. All the girls played great on defense, with Abigail Huffstutler leading the team. Natalie Martinez and J’aila Groage led the girls on offense. All the girls worked hard against Snyder Tigers and continue to grow as a team.
COAHOMA — In a hard-fought game, the Bulldogs couldn’t come back from a 15-point, second half run by the Post Antelopes to lose 54-42 Friday night.
The Bulldogs led early in the first. Bryson Cline, Gaige Hill and Gage Clark-Burdell built a 5-point advantage for Coahoma but with 3:17 left, an Antelope player buried a shot behind the arc to cut the lead to 2.
Clark-Burdell, who earned all 10 of his points in the first half, dropped the ball into the net for 2 then Post tied the game at 10-all. Soon after, Zack Schneider netted one of two free throws to retake the lead for the Bulldogs. Brice Martin upped the score by 2 more with 1:14 left, but Post netted two 3-point goals back-to-back to end the quarter up 16-13.
The Antelopes started to pull away in the second building a 6-point lead until the Bulldog’s offense went to work. Cline buried the ball for 2 at the 2:20 mark and followed by nailing both free throws. Clark-Burdell added 4 more points as the Bulldogs headed to the locker room up 24-25.
Joe Manning started out the second half with a layup to pad the score 24-27 for the Bulldogs. Post surged back then baskets by Schneider tied the score twice at 29-all and 31-all.
As the clock ticked down from 3:40 in the third, the Antelopes went on a 15-point run which lasted into the fourth and ended with two back-to-back 3-point goals. Then, with Schneider leading the way, Coahoma made one last attempted comeback and managed to narrow the deficit down to 7. However, the Antelopes hit four free throws in a row to up the score 52-41.
Schneider nailed one more free throw, then the Bulldogs ran into foul trouble in an attempt to take position of the ball. The Antelopes easily dropped in two more baskets at the charity strip before time ran out for the game.
Schneider led his team with 12 points and Clark-Burdell added 10 more to the score for the match. Cline was dead accurate at the charity strip going 4 for 4.
Earlier in the evening, the JV Bulldog team won against Post, 46-28.
Next: The Bulldogs head to Roscoe Tuesday to take on the Plowboys.
POST 54, COAHOMA 42
Post: 16, 8, 13, 17 — 54
Coahoma: 13, 12, 8, 9 — 42
Post — Slayden Pittman 12, Josiah Ward 2, Taytem Thetford 20, Nathan McDaniel 11, Jeremiah Martin 3, Jayden Bustoz 1, Treyson Crow 2, Jadin Reece 3.
Coahoma — Brice Martin 4, Joe Manning 8, Zack Schneider 12, Gaige Hill 2, Bryson Cline 6, Gage Clark-Burdell 10.
Free Throws — Post 8-16; Coahoma 8-12; 3-Point Goals — Post 8 (Pittman 2, Thetford 3, McDaniel, Martin, Reece); Total Team Fouls — Post 15; Coahoma 17.
The 8th grade A team started slow but caught fire Thursday night beating Forsan 42-24. The leading scorer was Monica Gutierrez with 11 points followed by Daniah Wrighter with 10. Rebounders were Katelyn Haynie and Kortney Moore. Hawkers on defense were Gisselle Holguin, Elena Arredondo, Emily Matthews and Aoloni Mendez.
The 7th grade A team fell to Forsan in a hard fought battle 8-12. The leading scorer was Delaney Moreno with 4 points followed by Briana Rivera and Cloe Viasana each with 2. Kylee Haynie, Briana Rivera, Delaney Moreno, and Julianna Fraser were hustling on defense. The girls played well as a team and worked hard the entire game.
Texas Army National Guard and the Texas High School Coaches Association have recognized Cooper Miller to the Academic All-State First Team for Boys Cross Country. Aliana Beserra, Analisa Blount, and Chloe Bustamante received Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to them all on a great season in the class and on the course!!!
The 8th grade A team lost a hard fought, physical game at Greenwood yesterday, 26-32. Aoloni Mendez and Monica Gutierrez led the way on offense for the Lady Steers. On defense, Gisselle Holguin and Elena Arredondo played well.
8th Grade B lost a hard fought battle against Greenwood, 30-29. High scorers were Kristen Bermea with 2 points, Maria Villalobos, Kaydence Canales, and Valerie Barrios with 6 points, and Mia Bustamnate with 9 points. Taylor Partlow, Genevieve Bedinger, Kisa Cate, Zareth Castillo, Miranda Young and Kailie Fierro battled and played great defense and offense.
The 7th Grade A team lost to Greenwood last night. Alexa Mehan and Kylee Haynie led out on offense. Delaney Moreno and Julianna Fraser were leaders on defense. The girls hustled and are learning to play together as a team.
The 7th Grade B team lost to Greenwood last night. Zuleimy Castillo and Zoie Robles lead on offense. Natalie Martinez and Abigail Huffstuttler led great on defense. All the girls worked really hard and are learning to play together as a team.
The STEERS faced the Greenwood Rangers to open tournament play. Each team played aggressive defense running the press the entire game. Offensively the STEERS settled in during the 2nd quarter and found an offensive groove with great ball movement. Alex Arispe, Jeremiah Ybarra, Baley Simpson, Nathan Vasquez, and Ezekiel Carreon opened up the floor with smart passes that transitioned into layups in the paint. Defensively the STEERS played man defense creating multiple turnovers leading to fast break opportunities. Maddox Lane, Keyshaun Woodruff, Isiah Diaz, Kenderick Jackson kept the Rangers on their toes defensively.
The 7th B STEERS will face Ft. Stockton on Saturday @ 9:00 AM in Greenwood.
The 8th grade A team beat Sweetwater 42-15. It was another great defensive effort by the whole team. Daniah Wrighter led the way with 18 points followed by Monica Gutierrez and Jalen Sykes on offense. Emily Matthews, Gissele Holguin, Elaina Arredondo and Katelyn Haynie all played well on defense.
8th Grade B came out with a win over Sweetwater 39-22. Top scorers were Mia Bustamante with 12, Genevieve Bedinger with 9 points and Maria Villalobos with 6 points. Taylor Partlow, Kaydence Canlaes, Miranda Young, and Kaylie Fierro each added points to the score as well as strong defense and offense. Also strong on both defense and offense was Kisa Cate, Kristen Bermea, Valerie Barrios and Kiersten Furuya.
7th Grade A team fell to Sweetwater last night. Briana Rivera, Kylee Haynie, Alexa Mehan, and Maddison Hamm led out on offense. Delaney Moreno, Cloe Viasana, and Kylee Haynie were leaders on defense. They hustled on both sides of the ball.
7th Grade B Team fell to Sweetwater. J’aila Groage and Abigail Huffstutler led on defense. Zoie Robles and R’Lonie Cole led the girls on offense. It was noted that the girls continually do their best and work hard.
According to Coach Lloyd Vedder, Forsan Head Girls Basketball Coach, the Lady Buffs lost to #4 ranked Huckabay 48-36 on Thursday, 12/06/18.
They went on to defeat 5A Ft. Worth South Hills, 61-16 yesterday morning, 12/07/18, and also went on to beat Bellevue 34-20 on Friday.
The Lady Buffs ended the tournament 3-1, defeating Springtown 57-50 to win their bracket.
Game 2 - Coahoma vs Colorado City
STANTON — The Coahoma Bulldogs lost 48-62 to the Colorado City Wolves Thursday night in a wild, fast, hard-fought game between the two district rivals.
The final score doesn’t relay how close and intense the match was. After racing back and forth between the two posts for the opening minute or so of the game, Joe Manning managed to drop the ball in for Coahoma for the first points of the match. Colorado City answered back quickly netting two 3-point goals in a row.
It didn’t take long for Coahoma to respond. Bryson Cline buried a shot from behind the arc to add 3 points to the scoreboard. From then on, the two rival teams traded the lead back and forth during the first half of the game.
The Wolves came out on top by the end of the first quarter with a slim 1-point advantage but by halftime, the two teams headed into the locker room tied 25-all.
Back for the second half, Coahoma and Colorado City continued to play tight, fast ball for the first part of the third quarter then the Wolves started to slowly pull away. Heading into the fourth, the Bulldogs faced an 8-point deficit.
Missed shot and fouls were costly for the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter. The last 10 points earned by the Wolves came from the charity strip. Most of those goals were netted by Colorado City’s Omar Boone, who had a game high of 30 points.
Cline lead the Bulldogs with 18 points followed by Zack Schneider with 17. Cline also netted three 3-point goals.
Coahoma: 15, 10, 10, 13 – 48
Colorado City: 16, 9, 18, 19 – 62
Coahoma: Brice Martin, 2; Joe Manning 5; Zack Schneider, 17; Bryson Cline, 18; Gage Clark 6;
Colorado City: Tracy Smith, 7; Markis Monroe, 10; Bubba Williams, 5; Omar Boone, 30; Jacob Munoz, 7
Free Throws – Coahoma 9-14; Colorado City, 18-24; 3-Point Goals – Coahoma 3 (Cline 3), Colorado City 6 (Monroe 2, Boone, Williams, Smith, Munoz); Total Fouls – Coahoma 13 ; Colorado City 15
Game 1 - Coahoma vs Stanton JV
The Coahoma boys basketball team handily won their match against the Stanton JV Buffaloes 57-22 Thursday.
Gage Clark had a game high of 10 points followed by Zack Schneider with 9 and Joe Manning with 7 to help lead the Bulldogs to a victory.
Coahoma dominated the game from the beginning racking up a whopping 21 points in the first quarter alone while keeping the Stanton JV team to just 2. The Bulldogs continued to score in the double digits for the next two quarters while limiting the Buffaloes to single points throughout the game.
Next: Coahoma will play their last game of the tournament at noon Saturday against a yet to be determined opponent.
Coahoma: 21, 16, 12, 8 — 57
Stanton: 2, 6, 9, 5 — 22
Coahoma: Brice Martin, 5; Sean Striegler 2; Joe Manning, 7; Zack Schneider, 9; Marcus Martinez, 2; Gaige Hill, 5; Bryson Cline, 9; Gage Clark, 10; Burgans, 4; Kolt Redden, 4
Stanton: Austin Hewtty, 8; Bradden Waggoner, 2; Josh Hensley, 2; Nate Lopez, 4; Evan Cox, 2; Adrian De La O, 4
Free Throws — Coahoma 7-19; Stanton 6-20; Total Fouls — Coahoma 19; Stanton 12
2nd Game: Coahoma vs Snyder
Abbie Lopez led the Bulldogettes with 7 points and Cailtyn Corley added 5 more but the team’s effort fell short as Coahoma lost 30-47 against the 4A Snyder Lady Tigers Thursday, 12/06/18.
The Lady Tigers were on top after the first half of the game but the Bulldogettes returned from the locker room with determination to erase their 8 point deficit. And they did just that.
Coahoma tied the match by mid-quarter thanks to the efforts of Cassie Grant, Ashley Romero, Jovi Gonzales and Abbie Lopez. However, the Lady Tigers took back the momentum and reestablished their 8-point advantage by the end of the third. Snyder added 14 more points in the fourth while holding Coahoma to just 5.
Coahoma: 6, 7, 12, 5 – 30
Snyder: 9, 12, 12, 14 – 47
Coahoma: Macee Grant, 2; Ashley Romero, 4; Caitlyn Corley, 5; Peyton Woods, 1; Paige Atkins, 4; Jovi Gonzales, 4; Kenzi Canales, 2; Abbie Lopez, 7; Cassie Grant, 1.
Snyder: Abby Benitez, 2; Jordan Phillips, 1; Melanie Martinez, 6; McKenna Lentz, 6; Kamiah Davis, 23; Natalee James, 9
Free Throws – Coahoma 4-10; Snyder 5-12; Total Team Fouls – Coahoma 15; Snyder 9
1st Game: Coahoma vs Big Spring
Caitlyn Corley led Coahoma with 5 points followed by Paige Akins and Abby Lopez with 3 each in the Bulldgottes loss against the 4A Big Spring Lady Steers, 19-46.
The Coahoma girls went head-to-head with the Lady Steers at the start of the game only allowing Big Spring to get a slim 2-point advantage by the end of the first quarter.
By the second, the Lady Steers took control and kept Coahoma to single digits on the scoreboard for the rest of the match.
Big Spring’s Amber Martinez had a game high of 15 points followed by her teammate Tristan Smith with 11. Martinez and Logan Terrazes netted a 3-point goal each.
Coahoma : 8, 2, 6, 3 — 19
Big Spring: 10, 12, 10, 14 — 46
Coahoma: Ashley Romero, 2; Cailtyn Corley, 5; Paige Atkins, 3; Jovi Gonzales, 2; Kenzi Canales, 2; Abbie Lopez, 3; Cassie Grant, 2
Big Spring: Amber Martinez, 8; Alexis Starr, 2; Kayleigh Penny, 15; Jacqueline Belew, 1; Logan Terrazes, 5; Tristan Smith, 11; Alex Enriquez, 2; Alissa Cervantes, 2.
Free Throws — Coahoma 5-11; Big Spring 16-30; 3-Point Goals — Big Spring 2 (Martinez, Terrazes); Total Team Fouls — Coahoma 18; Big Spring 14
Last game was played against Pecos at 10:30 AM on 12/08/18.
Bulldogettes 50, Pecos 53.
According to a statement made by Big Spring Superintendent Jay McWilliams, the BSISD administration is excited to announce that Mike Ritchey will move from Interim Athletic Director status to the Athletic Director’s position immediately. Mr. Ritchey will continue to serve as the Big Spring High School Principal concurrently with his Athletic Director’s position.
The district intends to make arrangements for administrative support at the high school so that Mr. Ritchey has time available to address the needs of both the athletic department and the high school. Additionally, the district administration will post a Head Football Coach position on its website and looks forward to finding and hiring an exceptional individual to lead the football program at Big Spring ISD.
BULLDOGS CLIP OWLS
COAHOMA — Gage Clark netted two 3-point goals in the fourth quarter to help salt away the Bulldogs 39-27 victory over the Reagan County Owls Tuesday night.
The Coahoma High School senior had a game high of 13 points at the board with most of his baskets coming in the second half.
Coahoma nabbed the first score of the match and never looked back leading throughout the game. By the half, the Bulldogs had a 6 point advantage over the Owls. Although scoring on both sides was slow in the second and third quarter, the game pick up in the fourth.
Clark started off the quarter burying two shots behind the arc and added two more points to the scoreboard to increase the lead 33-20. Braxton Chandler dropped the ball in under the post for 2 and Joe Manning finished off the game for Coahoma with a flourish by nailing two free throws and later completing a layup for 2 more points with 1:02 left in the game. Manning brought in a total of 8 points for the night.
Next the Bulldogs will head to Stanton to compete in the Hooptown Classic. Coahoma faces off against the Stanton JV at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Earlier in the evening, the Bulldog JV team lost to the Owls 15-26.
Stats: Coahoma Bulldogs vs Reagan County Owls
Coahoma: 12, 5, 8, 14 — 39
Reagan County: 7, 4, 7, 9 — 27
Coahoma — Brice Martin, 2; Braxton Chandler, 4; Joe Manning, 8; Zack Schneider, 5; M. Martinez, 2; Gaige Hill, 2; Bryson Cline, 3; Gage Clark, 13.
Reagan County —Jaden Gonzalez, 9; Seth Hernandez, 3; Isaiah Perez, 2; Pablo Hernandez, 5; Isaac Perez, 2; Jacob Gallegos, 2; Justin Chavez, 4.
Free Throws — Coahoma, 5 - 12; Reagan County 7 - 9; Three Point Goals — Coahoma 2 (Gage Clark); Reagan County 2 (S. Hernandez; P. Hernandez); Total Fouls — Coahoma 17; Reagan County, 10.
BULLDOGETTES WITHSTAND OWL ATTACK
COAHOMA — Bulldogettes fans were treated to an exciting ending as the Reagan County Lady Owls nearly wrestled away a Coahoma victory with seconds left in the game.
After trading the lead back and forth over three quarters in the close fought match, the Lady Owls went on a 7 point run in the last three minutes cutting down Coahoma’s lead from 10 to 3. However, the Bulldogettes got position of the ball with seconds left and saved the 35-32 win.
Cailtyn Corley, who had a game high of 16 points for the night, and Cassie Grant were instrumental in the victory. Together, the two girls brought in 14 of Coahoma’s 17 points in the second half.
In the first half, Reagan County sat on top with a 4 point lead by the end of the first quarter and a slight 2 point lead by the half.
Returning from the locker room, the Bulldogettes took control of the scoreboard when C. Grant buried a shot behind the arc to help the Bulldogettes take over 21-20. Then field goals by Corley and Paige Atkins, who also went 4-4 at the charity strip, widen the score to 28-25 by the end of the third quarter.
Combined, Corley and Grant added 7 more points to give Coahoma a 10 point cushion in the fourth then the Lady Owls made their run.
Next, the varsity Bulldogettes will compete in the 3 day Hooptown Classic tournament hosted by Stanton ISD. Coahoma faces Big Spring for the first game at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Earlier in the evening, the Bulldogette JV team lost to Reagan County, 22-37.
Stats: Coahoma Bulldogettes vs Reagan County Lady Owls
Coahoma: 8, 10, 10, 7 — 35
Reagan County: 12, 8, 5, 7 — 32
Coahoma — Macee Grant, 2; Caitlyn Corley, 16; Paige Atkins, 8; Jovi Gonzales, 2; Abby Lopez, 1; Cassie Grant, 6.
Reagan County — M. De La Cruz, 2; C. Flores, 4; S. Sosa, 4; N. Goodloe, 2; S. Darr, 2; P. Baggett, 3; C. Cervantes, 2; M. Hernandez, 13
Free Throws — Coahoma 6 - 12; Reagan County 6 - 11 ; Three Point Goals — Coahoma 1 (C. Grant); Total Fouls — Coahoma 16; Reagan County 13