Farwell outlasts Nazareth

Jan. 6—FARWELL — Farwell's girls have beaten some mighty good teams this season, including several which are a class or two above them.

Tuesday, though, they got all they could handle from a traditionally strong Class 1A program going through a bit of a down year.

Junior Bella Jaime scored nine points and the Lady Blue (19-3), ranked fifth in Texas Class 2A by MaxPreps, rallied in the fourth quarter to slip past Nazareth 37-32.

Earlier this season, Farwell handed the Swiftettes (5-9) a 41-24 setback in Naz's early-season tournament. But it wasn't so easy this time.

In this one, the Lady Blue got off to a 17-7 lead at the quarter, but fell behind by six after scoring just seven points over the next two stanzas. They then went on a 13-2 run over the final quarter to pull out the victory.

Bovina 47, Hart 43 — The Fillies used a 23-point second quarter to establish control, then had to hang on late at home against the Lady Longhorns (9-7).

Freshman Jessica Viss led Bovina (4-11) with 12 points, while sophomore Rihana Gonzalez chipped in 10.

Two freshmen carried the load for Hart — Adamari Gonzalez with 13 points and Braelynn Geopfert with 12.

Denver City 51, Muleshoe 49 — At Muleshoe, the Lady Mules led virtually all the way until the end before dropping a tight one to the Lady Mustangs in District 3-3A action.

Denver City (11-9, 2-2 district) erased a seven-point deficit by outscoring Muleshoe 20-11 in the final stanza.

Senior Tori Rodriguez led the Lady Mustangs with 17 points while senior Sydney Roberts added 14. For Muleshoe (4-11, 1-2), junior Megan Moon posted 16 points while senior Juliana Diaz and junior Aubrey Granados chipped in nine apiece.

On the boys' side from Tuesday:

Farwell 43, Nazareth 39 — The Steers had about as much trouble as their female counterparts putting away the visiting Swifts. Farwell led 24-16 at halftime, then held on after the teams warmed up for a combined 35 points in the third frame before being outscored 4-3 in the final stanza.

Junior Ryder McElroy paced Farwell (11-8) with 21 points while senior Corey Stancell had 10. The Swifts (4-8) were led by seven points apiece from seniors Bryson Brockman and Creed Hochstein.

Bovina 68, Hart 25 — The Mustangs continued to work their way back toward the .500 mark after an 0-9 start, blowing out the Longhorns in the second half after leading by just four at the break.

Eleven players scored for Bovina (8-11), which outscored Hart 43-4 after halftime. Only 6-foot-4 freshman Eric Solis reached double digits with 10 points, but five others had at least seven tallies.

Junior Dominic Dominguez did most of the damage for the Longhorns (5-7) with 15 points.