Prowlers 51, Pecos 45 rally for win


The Fort Stockton High School girls basketball team rallied from 10 points down in the fourth period to defeat visiting Pecos, 51-45 Tuesday, Jan. 29.

It was a pivotal win for the Prowlers (2-4, 11-17) who not only avenged an earlier lost this month at Pecos, but also kept themselves in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Pecos and Fort Stockton are now tied with 2-4 district marks. The teams each have one win against one another (Pecos won 46-45 on Jan. 11). Seminole is unbeaten at 6-0 and Andrews is 5-1.

The Prowlers have already faced Seminole twice, but both Pecos and Andrews still have games against Seminole.

Against Pecos, the Prowlers found themselves in a game of runs.

In the first half, the Prowlers built a lead on a 11-2 run, only to see Pecos going into the half on a 15-0 run and a 31-21 lead.

In the third, the Prowlers could get no closer than eight and went into the final fame down 10, 41-31.

The Panthers scored the first 9 points of the fourth to pull within 41-40. Pecos finally scored with 5:24 left, only to see the Prowlers outscore them 11-2 downtime stretch.

The Prowlers travel to Andrews on Friday before closing out district play at home against Monahans.

Score by quarters:

Pecos 14, Prowlers 10 end of 1st

Pecos 31, Prowlers 21 Half

Pecos 41, Prowlers 31 3rd

Prowlers 51, Pecos 45 FINAL