Sometimes a large deficit is just too much to overcome, no matter how hard a squad tries to beat away.
The boys’ basketball team at Plainview High School saw that Tuesday night when a late run on a setback of 46:35 was insufficient for Community Christian School.
Things didn’t look good for the Indians as they were 18 points behind them at the start of the fourth quarter.
Plainview changed its strategy, however, and it paid off. The Indians traded baskets with CCS early in the fourth quarter before a 9-0 run reduced their deficit to 10 points.
Unfortunately, time was running out as Plainview couldn’t score a goal in the last 1:41 of the defeat.
Braeden Stevenson finished the Indians with 10 points while Greg Booker added eight and Dre Chenault finished with seven.
Plainview was only three, 10-7, behind in the first quarter, but the gap widened halfway to 24-11. The Indians were outdone in third with 14-9 points before he scored 15 points in fourth place.
Next up for Plainview (4-3) is a trip to the Charles K Heatly Classic in Lindsay. The Indians open the action against Byng on Thursday, January 6th, at 2 p.m.
Springer 60, Temple 29
It was another blow for the Cardinals at Temple as they came up with a 60-29 decision on Tuesday for their ninth straight win.
Cory Leu led all the scorers with 25 points, while Mickey Hunnicutt got 11 points and James Lathum got nine chips.
Springer (11-1) will meet Bray on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to open the South Central Conference tournament.
Sulfur 40, Lonely Grove 37
In Sulfur, their winning streak of three games ended on Tuesday with a loss of just under three points.
Lone Grove (4-2) appears to bounce back against Comanche in the Charles K Heatly Classic on Thursday at 11:20 a.m.
Sulfur 67, Lonely Grove 31
In Sulfur it was a tough outing for the Lady Horns on Tuesday, a setback for Sulfur.
Lone Grove (3-4) is back in action against Lindsay at the Charles K Heatly Classic on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Temple 53, Springer 38
In Temple, the Lady Cardinals couldn’t get past Temple on Tuesday with a 53-38 loss.
Cadence Shelley led Springer with 26 points and Jalyn Dewberry added nine.
The Lady Cardinals (5-7) will fight Thackerville at 1pm on Thursday at the South Central Conference tournament.