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January 12, 2014

No. 4 Jackrabbits’ win sets up Tuesday showdown with No. 6 Throckmorton

Area hoops

NEWCASTLE – Two years ago, new Graford head boys’ basketball coach Ty Tabor led the Jackrabbits to the state championship game in his first year as head coach at the storied basketball school.

Three years later the ‘Rabbits are looking at taking the same path.

Paced by 17 points form Lucas Simmons with Luis Fernandez adding 16 and Tanner Hargrove 13, the state-ranked No. 4 ‘Rabbits ran past the Newcastle Bobcats, 83-28, here Friday night in the District 11-A (Division II) opener.

“We had 14 three-pointers hit by seven different players,” Tabor said.”I like that kind of scoring balance.”

The win elevates the ‘Rabbits to 15-2 overall and 1-0 in district play.

The ‘Rabbits jumped out to a 25-3 lead after the opening period. Graford added 26 points in the second quarter while holding Newcastle to 12 to take a 51-15 lead at the half.

The Jackrabbits went on a 19-7 run in the third period to take a 70-22 lead into the fourth quarter.

Graford will play next at state-ranked No. 6 Throckmorton in a District 11-A showdown on Tuesday. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

Strawn ladies win; No. 1 Lipan next

STRAWN – Jayde Price scored 26 points and Jacqueline Berumen added 23 as the pair led the Strawn Lady Hounds to a 79-36 win over Huckabay as SHS (15-7) moves to 3-0 in District 17-A.

Berumen also recorded seven steals. Earning a double double for Strawn was Shelly Abbott with 13 points and 10 assists.

Also scoring were Tearany Atkins with five points, Cidney Pollock and Eva de Gregorio, each with four, and Cori Pollock and Kallie Hodgkins, each with two.

Ladycats win big

CHICO – Breeana Raffaele scored 14 points, Chasen Howard added 13 and Courtney Flanagan finished with 12 to lead the Santo Ladycats to a convincing 70-30 victory over Chico here Friday night in a District 11-A game.

The win raises the Ladycats’ overall record to 14-7 and 2-0 in league play.

“Playing top 10 teams in (Classes) 2A, 3A, 4A, and some really good 5A teams in non-district has made us better,” Ladycats head coach Tony Raffaele said. “This team is now becoming the team I knew they would become since the fourth grade.

“We have some games coming up that we will really need to focus on.

“These teams will play their best games against us because of their desire to beat Santo.

“The coaching staff will make sure our kids will be ready and will count on Santo to support the teams.

“It will be fun as we continue through the process of reaching our final goal.”

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