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Lobos Fall in Valiant Fight with the #10 Seminole Indians, Levelland Moves to 18-and-Six, Two-and-One in District

LobosThe Levelland Lobos traveled to Seminole on Friday and while putting up a superior game plan and executing well, late turnovers would cost the Lobos six points and a 50-to-45 loss to the #10 Seminole Indians. The Lobos loss moves their record to 18-and-six overall and two-and-one in the district.

It was a back and forth battle all night.

Behind a three from Joel White and buckets from Straton Dobson, Reid O’Connor and Broderick Golightly the Levelland Lobos led 10-to seven after the first eight minutes.

Seminole answered the charge with five from Carter Laramore, four from Jalen Brattain and two from Reese Moore in the second. Seminole outscored Levelland 11-to-eight in the second and the game stood tied at 18 all at the half.

Things heated up the third.

Jacob Rameriz would hit a pair of threes on his way to eight points in the third while O’Connor and Golightly hit a bucket each leading Levelland to a 16 point quarter. Seminole answered with six from Clayton Medlin and scored 14 to leave Levelland in front 34-to-32 after three.

Levelland committed just five turnovers in the first three quarters but Seminole took six turnovers off Levelland in the fourth. Seminole scored six off of those turnovers and that was just enough as Seminole out scored Levelland 18-to-11 in the fourth and took the contest 50-to-45.

Jacob Ramirez, Isaiah Salazar and Reid O’Connor scored ten each in the loss while Broderick Golightly and Joel White scored six each. Straton Dobson tossed in two and Jakeevian Ford added one.

Jalen Brattain led Seminole with 14 while Carter Laramore tossed in 12 and Clayton Medlin took 10 in the win but while three scored in double figures on five Indians scored in the game.

The Levelland Lobos shot 16-of-39 from the floor at 41% while hitting seven-of-15 from behind the arch at 47%.

Seminole shot 23-of-48 from the floor at 48% but just two-of-ten from behind the arch at 20%.

It was a rough and tumble contest with few whistles.

Levelland would get six-of-ten from the free throw line at 60% while Seminole got just three free throw attempts and hit two.

Seminole had 14 turnovers compared to Levelland’s 12 but six of those turned up in the fourth quarter and they would lead to six additional points for the Indians.

The Seminole Indians improve to 19-and-five on the year and three-and-oh in district as they prepare for a tough road test at three-and-oh Lubbock Estacado.

Levelland moves to 18-and-six overall and two-and-one in the district as winless Denver Cit comes to town on Tuesday night.

Games on Tuesday night open with both Junior Varsity games at 5:00pm with Varsity Girls and Freshman Boys at 6:30pm and Varsity Boys and Freshman Girls at 8:00pm.

Pregame Show starts at 6:00pm on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com!

DISTRICT SCOREBOARD
Seminole 50, Levelland 45
Lubbock Estacado 80, Lamesa 59
Brownfield 58, Denver City 55

DISTRICT STANDINGS
(1t) Lubbock Estacado 3-0
(1t) Seminole 3-0
(3) Levelland 2-1
(4) Brownfield 1-2
(6t) Denver City 0-3
(6t) Lamesa 0-3

SCHEDULE for Tuesday January 23rd
Denver City (0-3) @ Levelland (2-1)
Brownfield (1-2) @ Lamesa (0-3)
Seminole (3-0) @ Lubbock Estacado (3-0)

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#5 Levelland Loboettes Survive Rough Trip to Seminole, Levelland Moves to 25-and-Two, Four-and-One in District

Loboettes201718It was certainly a test on Friday night but the #5 Levelland Loboettes moved to 25-and-two on the year and four-and-one in district play with a 42-to-35 win at Seminole.

After a back and forth quarter that left Levelland in front 12-to-nine, the Loboettes put their run together in second quarter.

Natalie Velardez scored nine through the second frame and while the Loboettes tossed in 13, Levelland held Seminole to just a field goal and single free throw. The 13-to-three run the Levelland Loboettes led the Seminole Maidens 25-to-12.

That would be enough despite a strong second half from the Maidens.

Seminole out scored Levelland 10-to-seven in the third and 13-to-ten in the fourth but the Loboettes hung on for the 42-to-35 win.

Natalie Velardez and Paige Royal scored 11 each in the win while Miranda Villegas tossed in eight and MaKayla Escue scored seven. Madi Ruiz and Allie Latham had three each in the win.

Seminole got nobody into double figures. Ashlea Pool and Taylor Harvey scored eight each in the loss.

Levellad shot 16-of-40 from the floor at 40% but just two-of-13 from behind the three point arch at 15%.

Seminole shot just 31% from the floor and 22% from behind the three point arch.

Turnovers were an issue for both teams but while Levelland coughed up 21 and Seminole tossed up 17, Levelland managed to score 14 points off turnovers while Seminole managed just five off turnovers.

Seminole moves to 17-and-nine of the year and three-and-two in district play.  They travel to two-and-three Lubbock Estacado on Tuesday night.

Levelland improves to 25-and-two on the year and four-and-one in district play as they host five-and-oh Denver City on Tuesday.

Games on Tuesday night open with both Junior Varsity games at 5:00pm with Varsity Girls and Freshman Boys at 6:30pm and Varsity Boys and Freshman Girls at 8:00pm.

Pregame Show starts at 6:00pm on KLVT AM1230 and http://www.klvtradio.com!

DISTRICT SCOREBOARD
Levelland 42, Seminole 35
Lubbock Estacado 70, Lamesa 47
Denver City 72, Brownfield 22

DISTRICT STANDINGS
(1) Denver City 5-0
(2) Levelland 4-1
(3) Seminole 3-2
(4) Lubbock Estacado 2-3
(5) Lamesa 1-4
(6) Brownfield 0-5

SCHEDULE for Tuesday January 23rd
Denver City (5-0) @ Levelland (4-1)
Brownfield (0-5) @ Lamesa (1-4)
Seminole (3-2) @ Lubbock Estacado (1-4)

KLVT Area Basketball Scoreboard (Friday January 19th, 2018)

letstalkfbbanner5GIRLS BASKETBALL
Levelland 42, Seminole 35
Lubbock Estacado 70, Lamesa 47
Denver City 72, Brownfield 22
Shallowater 53, Friona 26
Littlefield 31, Dimmitt 22
Lubbock Roosevelt 45, Slaton 42
Idalou 61, Muleshoe 40
Farwell 69, Olton 41
Sundown 44, Seagraves 33
Tahoka 58, Smyer 38
Plains 41, Morton 19
Lazbuddie 40, Springlake-Earth 27
Whiteface 25, Petersburg 23
Ropes 63, Wellman-Union 31
Anton 32, Amherst 17
New Home 60, Meadow 29
Frenship 54, Midland Lee 33
Lubbock High 57, Lubbock Monterey 33
Lubbock Cooper 92, San Angelo Lake View 14
Plainview 64, Hereford 39
Abilene Cooper 67, Lubbock Coronado 50

BOYS BASKETBALL
Seminole 50, Levelland 45
Lubbock Estacado 80, Lamesa 59
Brownfield 58, Denver City 55
Littlefield 60, Dimmitt 48
Idalou 71, Muleshoe 47
Slaton 48, Lubbock Roosevelt 47
Shallowater 77, Friona 28
Smyer 57, Tahoka 47 (OT)
Sundown 60, Seagraves 35
Plains 80, Morton 76
Ropes 58, Wellman-Union 40
Petersburg 67, Whiteface 43
Anton 50, Amherst 46
New Home 60, Meadow 48
Frenship 63, Midland Lee 53
Lubbock 60, Lubbock Monterey 41
Lubbock Cooper 84, San Angelo Lake View 54
Lubbock Coronado 77, Abilene Cooper 55
Hereford 52, Plainview 40

KLVT Area Basketball Schedule (Friday January 19th, 2018)

letstalkfbbanner5ON THE AIR
Levelland @ Seminole LIVE on KLVT AM1230 and www.klvtradio.com! Pregame 6:00pm, Girls Tip 6:30pm, Boys to Follow with Michael Wiiest! (All JV Games 5:00pm, Varsity Girls and Freshman Boys 6:30pm, Varsity Boys and Freshman Girls 8:00pm) CLICK TO LISTEN LIVE

Seagraves @ Sundown LIVE on www.klvtradio.com! Pregame 6:00pm, Girls Tip 6:15pm, Boys to Follow with Harley “The Hammer” Chambliss! (Both JV Games 5:00pm, Varsity Girls 6:15pm, Varsity Boys 7:30pm) CLICK TO LISTEN LIVE

Morton @ Plains LIVE on www.klvtradio.com! Pregame 6:00pm, Girls Tip 6:15pm, Boys to Follow with Gary “The Clutch” McLendon! (JV Girls 4:00pm, JV Boys 5:00pm, Varsity Girls 6:15pm, Varsity Boys 7:30pm) CLICK TO LISTEN LIVE!

OTHER AREA GAMES
Smyer @ Tahoka (JV Girls 4:00pm, JV Boys 5:00pm, Varsity Girls 6:15pm, Varsity Boys 7:30pm)

Midland Lee @ Frenship (JV Girls 4:30pm, Freshman Boys at 4:30pm and 6:00pm, Varsity Girls and JV Boys 6:00pm, Varsity Boys and Freshman Girls 7:30pm)

San Angelo Lakeview @ Lubbock Cooper (ALL JV Games 4:30pm, Varsity Girls and Freshman Boys 6:00pm, Varsity Boys and Freshman Girls 7:30pm)

Littlefield @ Dimmitt (JV Games 5:00pm, Varsity Girls 6:30pm, Varsity Boys 8:00pm)

Denver City @ Brownfield (JV Games 5:00pm, Varsity Girls 6:30pm, Varsity Boys 8:00pm)

Shallowater @ Friona (JV Games 5:00pm, Varsity Girls 6:30pm, Varsity Boys 8:00pm)

Petersburg @ Whiteface (JV Girls 5:00pm, Varsity Girls 6:30pm, Varsity Boys 8:00pm)

Ben Perez Hits Two Late Free Throws, Corprew scores 27 as Texans Oust Western Texas 78-76 Thursday

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Ben Perez

LEVELLAND — Controlled chaos.

Tied at 76 apiece with four seconds remaining, Ben Perez stole an inbound pass from Western Texas’ Miles McDougal. Perez was immediately fouled by Zac Saddler, sending the sophomore from San Diego, California to the free throw line.

Perez converted on both free throws, giving the Westerners one final possession. Following a timeout from South Plains head coach Steve Green, Western’s Nigel Allen heaved a prayer with two Texan defenders in his face towards the basket, sending the ball clanking off the back of the rim as South Plains ousted Western Texas 78-76 on Thursday night in front of a ruckus crowd at the Texan Dome.

“I was up on the ball trying to steal the ball and create chaos,” Perez said. “We knew they were going to try and get it to one of their shooters, and I was going to fake a trap and we were going to get back into a two-three zone. Fortunately, I realized he didn’t know where to go with the ball and I knew he was about to mess up. I just anticipated the pass and helped make a play for our team.”

Trailing 74-68 with 2:14 left, South Plains’ William Washington converted the front end of a pair of free throws to bring the Texans within five. Washington missed the second, which was corralled by teammate Jamir Coleman who stuck the put back at the rim, drawing a foul and a chance for a three-point play.

Coleman struck the front end of the rim, allowing Raymond Doby to grab the rock and convert on the put back, bringing South Plains within one, 74-73. Following a layup from McDougal which pushed the Westerners’ lead to three, Doby battled his way through a pack of defenders and stuck a layup with 1:27 to play, drawing a foul and knocked down the and-one to tie the game at 76.

“I thought we just kept fighting, and fighting, and fighting, and we couldn’t seem to get comfortable,” Green said. “We kept fighting and it finally turned into a street fight, especially around the glass. We had two guys in Raymond Doby and Jamir Coleman who stepped up for us on back-to-back offensive putbacks, and that made up for some other things and basically did it for us.”

In a contest that saw Western Texas (13-5, 2-3) shoot 53 percent from the floor and lead by as much as 11, including eight midway through the second half, South Plains forced 22 turnovers and utilized an 11-4 run with less than three minutes remaining to notch a crucial win in conference play, improving to 5-1 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.

“We have to learn to value the possession of the ball,” Green said. “We have to get on the same page, because when we come down the floor and they’re switching defenses on us, we can’t just go do something with other guys out of position. It seems like we spend a lot of time with one guy with the ball and four guys not knowing what’s going to happen. I think we blew too many opportunities due to the fact we weren’t where we were supposed to be.”

After shooting just 37.9 percent from the floor in the first half, South Plains (13-5) responded in the final stint posting a 54.2 percent shooting mark from the field and were 5 of 7 from 3. Texas Tech signee Deshawn Corprew set a pair of career highs as the 6-foot-6 forward from Norfolk, Virginia tallied 27 points over 32 minutes, knocking down 7 of 10 attempts from the floor and was 4-for-5 from the perimeter. Perez finished with 13 points in 25 minutes and Isaiah Maurice netted 12 points and three boards. Doby finished with 11 points and eight rebounds while Coleman chipped in six points and grabbed six boards.

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Deshawn Corprew

“My teammates were able to help me get in position and find some open shots,” Corprew said. “It seemed like everything was falling, and to be able to pick up a win like this in this type of fashion, it’s special. We were down the entire game, and the plan was to keep attacking the basket. We were able to do that and make some plays late, and this was definitely a huge win for us.”

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College, http://www.spctexans.com)

Lady Texans use Late Surge to Clip Western Texas 53-51 Thursday for First Conference Win

SPCLEVELLAND —  Next possession mentality.

A phrase heard often from South Plains women’s basketball coach Cayla Petree. For a Lady Texan team looking to ink their first win in conference play, South Plains utilized that mentality to down Western Texas 53-51 on Thursday night at the Texan Dome.

“I could sense a change in our team after the Howard loss,” Petree said. “Even though we didn’t get a validation win against New Mexico, I thought we played as well as we could play. I don’t believe in moral victories, but I thought we battled, and if we could display that same kind of effort, we would put our chance in a position to win ball games. We had next play mentality nearly every possession, and the five that were on the floor for the majority of the game showed great toughness.”

Following a 6-2 run from Western Texas(11-7, 3-2) capped by a free throw from Carara Samuel that notched the game at 49 apiece with 1:53 left, South Plains answered with a 4-0 run knotted by a pair of free throws from freshman La’Praisjah Johnson that sealed the Lady Westerner’s fate as the Lady Texans improved to 14-7 on the year.

“I have to give credit to my team because I didn’t play very well and I wanted to make both free throws to make sure we won this game,” Johnson said. “We’ve been working extremely hard these past couple of weeks, and to get a win like this is very refreshing. We had to stay consistent and focus on the next possession, and we have a lot we can work on and need to bring the same energy the rest of the year.”

Johnson finished with 14 points and 11 boards, sinking 4 of 7 shots from the floor and was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Freshman Chantel Govannetted 14 points to go along with six rebounds and two steals. Christina Baker tallied 10 points of 5 of 7 shooting from the floor and Gabbie Greenchipped in six points and grabbed four boards.

“Knowing how hard we’ve worked and what we’ve been through this season, this win feels great,” Govan said. “We played extremely hard and deserved to win this one. We knew we had to come out with a lot of momentum in the fourth quarter and it paid off and we were able to pull it out. We have to keep pushing in practice and focus on getting out to a clean start early in the game to put our team in position late in the fourth quarter like we did tonight.”

South Plains shot 45 percent from the floor and 41 percent from 3 while forcing Western Texas to shoot just 34 percent from the field and 28 percent from the perimeter. The Lady Texans controlled the glass, outrebounding their counterpart 40-25 including 31 boards on the defensive end.

Samuel led Western Texas with a team-high 12 points over 27 minutes. Kyra Lewis netted 11 points and grabbed four rebounds while Allison Valdez chipped in six and Avery Gregory tallied five.

“We made a lot of simple freshman mistakes, but the great thing about them was they had next possession mentality,” Petree said. “We pride ourselves on getting runs offensively and kills defensively, and we made a conscious effort not just to exchange buckets with them, but get the lead and try and get a stop. We did a great job of locking in defensively and guarding and not giving up second chances tonight.”

(Thanks Jordan Irvine, Sports Information Coordinator, South Plains College, http://www.spctexans.com)

Levelland Babe Ruth Fast Pitch Softball Sign Ups are Open

BabeRuthSoftballThe Levelland Babe Ruth Fast Pitch Softball organization has announced that sign ups are underway for the 2018 season.

Sign ups are running from now through February 10th at PJ’s West Texas Teez at 714 Houston Street in Levelland.

Age groups include Bitty Ball for boys and girls ages three and four, note that this is the only age group allowing boys to play. T-Ball is open for five and six year olds, Pitching Machine for seven and eight age year olds, and 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U.

Cost of the sign up is $60 per player with a $5 discount on approved siblings.

For more information on Levelland Babe Ruth Fast Pitch Softball or the new Xtreme Fastpitch league, call Paula at 928-8235, Julie at 928-7115 or email pjswesttexasteez@gmail.com.