Randall Teams Face Pivotal Games against Monterey
Posted By: Mike Roden - 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

There is still a long way to go in the District 3-5A girls and boys basketball races.  However, the games between Randall High and Monterey on Friday will have a big effect on the standings. 

The girls game features the 2nd-place Lady Plainsmen, with a 6-1 district mark, against the Lady Raiders, who are tied for 3rd place with Palo Duro at 4-3. 

Monterey's only district setback has been to Amarillo High. The Lady Plainsmen are the 23rd-ranked 5A team in the state according to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. 

Randall needs a win to avoid dropping into a crowd of teams. Coronado, Lubbock Cooper and Plainview are all 3-4 going into tonight's games.

The boys game has a couple of teams that have taken some lumps lately, but that are also still very much in hunt for a playoff berth.

The Plainsmen come into the contest in 4th place with a district record of 3-2, while the Raiders are just half-a-game back at 3-3. 

Monterey has been close in losses to Amarillo High and Palo Duro. Randall has also lost to the Sandies and Dons, in addition to a 3-point loss at home to Lubbock Cooper. 

Both games of the doubleheader can be heard online at www.tpsnsports.com. 

Even though the 3-5A races have been underway for over a month now, two other TPSN teams begin district play tonight.

Canyon girls begin the District 3-4A schedule tonight at home against Estacado. The #1-ranked Lady Eagles are 20-1 on the season.

Tascosa starts the 2-6A race at Midland Lee in a battle of two teams expected to contend for the district crown. 

District 3-5A Girls Standings

Amarillo High                     7-0, 24-2

Monterey                            6-1, 22-3

Randall                                4-3, 13-9

Palo Duro                            4-3, 10-13

Coronado                            3-4, 12-12

L. Cooper                             3-4, 11-14

Plainview                             3-4, 16-7

Caprock                                2-6, 8-15

Lubbock High                     0-7, 6-15

District 3-5A Boys Standings

Amarillo High                     5-0, 15-8

L. Cooper                            5-0, 14-7

Palo Duro                            4-1, 10-4

Monterey                            3-2, 12-10

Randall                                3-3, 11-11

Coronado                           1-4, 7-11

Caprock                               1-5, 3-15

Plainview                             1-5, 8-13

Lubbock High                     0-5, 3-15

Friday's Schedule (girls and boys)

Monterey at Randall

Palo Duro at L. Cooper

Amarillo High at Lubbock High

Plainview at Coronado

Tascosa at Midland Lee (girls)

Estacado at Canyon (girls)