Canyon Boys Open District with a Wild Win over Levelland
Posted By: Mike Roden - 1/18/2020 12:00:00 AM

In a game that featured several big comebacks, clutch free-throw shooting and a last-second game-winning basket, Canyon outlasted Levelland 55-53 in overtime to open the District 3-4A boys basketball race on Friday at Canyon High School.

The Eagles looked like the better team in the first half, rolling to a 19 point lead in the second quarter before the Lobos started to chip away. Canyon's lead was down to 11 at halftime before Levelland tied the game in the third quarter at 32-32. The Eagles would then go on a 14-1 run to go back up 46-33 and it looked like Canyon was in control. However, the Lobos rallied again, putting together an 18-3 run to take their first lead of the game, 51-49 with 14.9 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Then, Eagles' senior Stephen Ferguson was fouled with 8.5 seconds left and calmly sank two free throws to send it to overtime.

Ferguson would hit two more from the line in the extra period before the Lobos' Koby Head made a baseline jumper to tie it at 53-53. Then with time winding down, Canyon's Joe Shaw hit a baseline jump shot to win it, the only points of the night for the junior guard. 

The girls game didn't have nearly as much drama. The number one-ranked Lady Eagles soared past Levelland 67-34.  

The Loboettes managed to stay with Canyon until early in the 2nd quarter.  After a Levelland basket brought them to within a point at 17-16, the Lady Eagles would outscore Loboettes 26-5 in the remainder of the period to pull away.

District 3-4A Girls Standings

Canyon                      3-0, 23-1

Hereford                    2-0, 18-6

Levelland                   1-1, 15-11 

Lubbock Estacado    0-2, 3-21

Lamesa                     0-3, 16-11 

Friday’s Scores:  Canyon 67, Levelland 34; Hereford 51, Lamesa 31

District 3-4A Boys Standings

Canyon                      1-0, 14-9

Hereford                    1-0, 13-10

Estacado                   0-0, 19-6

Levelland                   0-1, 18-7

Lamesa    0-1, 11-12

Friday’s Scores:  Canyon 55, Levelland 53 OT; Hereford 79, Lamesa 53

District 3-5A Girls Standings

Amarillo High             10-0, 27-2

Monterey                   9-1, 25-3

Palo Duro                  6-4, 12-14

Plainview                   5-4, 17-7

Randall                      5-4, 14-10

Lubbock Cooper       4-6, 12-16

Coronado                  3-7, 12-15

Caprock                     2-8, 8-17

Lubbock High            0-10, 6-18

Friday’s Scores:  Amarillo High 59, Coronado 35; Randall 53, Lubbock High 30; Palo Duro 59, Caprock 40; Monterey 54, L. Cooper 22

District 3-5A Boys Standings

Amarillo High            8-0, 18-8

Palo Duro                  7-1, 13-4

L. Cooper                  6-2, 15-9

Monterey                   5-3, 14-11

Randall                      4-4, 12-12

Plainview                   3-5, 10-13

Coronado                  2-6, 8-13

Caprock                     1-7, 3-17

Lubbock High            0-8, 3-17

Friday’s Scores:  Amarillo High 70, Coronado 29; Palo Duro 80, Caprock 34; Randall 53, Lubbock High 29; L. Cooper 56, Monterey 55                                        

District 2-6A Girls Standings                                 

Frenship                    3-0, 20-5

Tascosa                     3-0, 19-8

Midland High            1-2, 8-18

Odessa Permian      1-2, 7-18

Midland Lee              1-2, 15-10

Odessa High             0-3, 12-14

Friday’s Scores: Frenship 78, Odessa High 30; Tascosa 64, Midland High 29; Midland Lee 52, Odessa Permian 20

District 2-6A Boys Standings

Odessa Permian      1-0, 18-2

Frenship                    1-0, 21-4

Tascosa                     1-0, 16-5

Midland High             0-1, 13-8

Odessa HIgh             0-1, 11-13

Midland Lee              0-1, 5-15

Friday’s Scores:  Tascosa 61, Midland High 26; Permian 70, Midland Lee 39; Frenship 89, Odessa High 62

 

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