Friday was a good night at the Special Events Center as the boys and girls basketball teams of Fort Stockton High School each posted big wins over visiting Pecos.
Prowlers 64, Pecos 31
The Prowlers beat the Eagles 64-31, jumping out to a 17-4 first period lead and never looking back. The win evened the Prowlers district record at 1-1 (11-14 overall) and snapped a four-game losing streak.
Three players finsihed in double-figures: Katie Salmon with 21, Becca Rodriguez 12, and Alexis Homquist 10.
The Prowlers head to Andrews on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. tipoff. Andrews and Seminole are 2-0 in district, Monahans is 2-1, Fort Stockton is 1-1 and Pecos is 1-2.
• The Prowlers JV lost to the Lady Eagles yesterday. The final score was 29-24. Kassidy Montanez was the leading scorer with 10 points.
Panthers 47, Pecos 31
The Panthers recorded their first district win since the 2018 by breaking open a 19-19 halftime time with a 21-2 run in the third period en route tot eh 47-31 win.
Colby Garrison shook off a poor-shooting first half by draining two threes to open the second half and finsihed with 15 points. Christian Mireles added nine points in a game that saw the Panthers get points from several players. The Panthers will hit the road on Tuesday to face off against Andrews for a 7:30 tip off.
• The Fort Stockton Panthers Freshman Blue team took on Pecos on Friday, January 17th and were defeated 44-37. The Panthers leading scorer was Isaiah Garcia with 15 points. Johan Mireles and Ethan Acosta had strong games as well, playing a lot of minutes and both finishing with double digit points.
• The Fort Stockton Panthers JV team played Pecos on Friday, January 17th and lost in the final seconds 28-26. Elias Sanchez led the team with 12 points and played well defensively.
• The Fort Stockton Panthers White team traveled to Rankin on Saturday, January 18th for the final day of the JV tournament. The Panthers played Garden City for the Consolation Championship and lost a close one 27-26 in overtime. Dylan Jeter led the team with 10 points and had the game tying field goal in regulation to send it to OT. Anthony Gomez was the second leading scorer, finishing with 8.
• The Fort Stockton Panthers White team traveled to Rankin on Thursday, January 16th to play in the Rankin JV tournament. The Panthers took on Buena Vista the first game and lost by a score of 65-40. Dylan Jeter was the leading scorer with 10 points, while Danny Valenzuela also finished with 6. In game two for the day, the Panthers played Forsan and lost 56-25. Danny Valenzuela led the team with 10 points and Dylan Jeter displayed great effort, finishing with 7 points. The Panthers will go back to Rankin on Saturday for the final day of the tournament, and will tip off against Garden City at 9:30 AM.