It certainly doesn’t get old for the Midland Classical Academy girls basketball team.
Another year and another TAPPS 3A state championship title to add to the program’s impressive history as the Lady Knights capped off a dominating year with a 72-37 victory over Beaumont Legacy on Friday for the third consecutive state title.
It really wasn’t a question of if but how much the Lady Knights were going to win by as there was nobody in that division that came close to matching up with them. They steamrolled past everybody in their district and they did the same to the competition in the playoffs.
Who knows? Maybe the Lady Knights will get some competition next year with the graduation of three key seniors, led by star player and Montana State signee Leia Beattie.
With the way that program’s going, the Lady Knights will certainly be in the mix for several years to come.
Hats off to the MCA boys and Midland Christian boys basketball teams for also making to their respective state tournaments this weekend. Unfortunately, they both ran into teams that were ranked No. 1 but they sure made their fans proud this year. They’ll be heard from again next year.
There are only a few Permian Basin teams left in the high school basketball playoffs and I have to congratulate the Andrews boys for making it to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in 28 years after defeating Perryton, 56-45, in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs on Friday.
The Mustangs next take on a pretty good Pampa team in the regional quarterfinal round at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dimmitt.
-Sticking with basketball, the Texas Tech men’s team did not have a good week as the Red Raiders were held to 51 points in a loss to Oklahoma on Tuesday and then got beat at home by a short-handed Texas team on Saturday.
Red Raiders fans seem to be panicking and concerned that the team might get left out of the NCAA Tournament if the slide continues. The 18-11 Red Raiders have a trip to Baylor and a home game against Kansas remaining on the regular season schedule, so it definitely won’t be an easy road.
I still think that they should get invited to the dance, but it’s not looking like they’ll have a very high seed and could be one of the last teams to get in unless something crazy happens in the upcoming conference tournaments.
-I don’t know about you but I’m glad that Major League Baseball spring training games are underway as I was getting tired of players going in front of the cameras and whining about the cheating Astros.
I know that the players are just answering the questions that are being asked by reporters, who want to get a good quote, but I had to roll my eyes at some of their responses. They acted like there has never been cheating before in baseball and they were robbed of their livelihood by the Astros. Give me a break!
Yes, what the Astros did was bad and yes they would have been punished for it. Did commissioner Rob Manfred cop out by not giving the Astros a harsher punishment? Probably.
But MLB has always been soft when it comes to dishing out punishments. A pitcher can intentionally throw at a guy’s head and only get a five-game suspension for it.
Not saying that cheating is a good thing for baseball, even though I always believed the steroid era helped to save a dying game. But let’s not kid ourselves that some form of cheating will never take place again in professional baseball. The only question is who and when will the next person get caught.