PANTHERS JV 60 PECOS 50
Whether it was Luis Medina’s success at the free throw line or Johan Mireles efficiency shooting from behind the arch, the Fort Stockton junior varsity boys basketball team found the bottom of the net in a multitude of ways in their victory on Friday at Pecos.
The Panthers started off the game hot, scoring 19 in the first quarter. The team carried the momentum with them the rest of the way and won their second straight district game as a result by the score of 60-50.
Luis Medina was the team’s leading scorer, finishing with 16 points, and going 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Johan Mireles also finished in double digits, scoring 12 points, netting three 3-pointers on the night. Three other Panthers finished with nine points: Aryan Hernandez, Marco Garcia and Kye Norman.
PANTHERS FRESHMAN 37 PECOS 34
The ending score was close as was the contest throughout Friday’s game at Pecos.
Yet, the Fort Stockton freshman boys basketball team were able to hold a lead after every quarter during the Panthers 37-34 victory over the Eagles.
Leading the way for the Panthers was Julian Leyva, finishing with 14 points. AJ Granado was the second leading scorer on the team with eight points, while Corbin Luna contributed with five points to the team’s road win.
MONAHANS 46 PANTHERS 8TH GRADE BLUE 40
A late rally came up just short for the Panthers final game of season at Monahans on Monday, Feb. 8.
The Fort Stockton eighth grade boys team recovered from a 10-point deficit early in the game with hustle and effort on defense and on the boards.
“Defensively, everybody deserves the credit. They were able to get rebounds, steals, force bad passes, and hustle around to keep the panthers chance of winning alive. But in the end, it wasn’t enough; Fort Stockton coach Ruben Magallan said.
The end result was a 46-40 win for Monahans.
Leading scorers for the Panthers were Christian Soto and Kael Rojer, who each tallied 10 points.
Bryan Encinas had seven points, Evan Cordero and Evian scored five points apiece, and Gama Corral had three points.
“It was a great season overall, there were ups and downs but the Panthers showed improvement every day and played their hearts out game in and game out. I couldn’t have been more proud to have coached a great team,” Magallan added.
MONAHANS 41 PANTHERS 8TH GRADE WHITE 27
The Fort Stockton Panthers White team was defeat by the Loboes 41-27 in their final outing of the season on Monday, Feb. 8.
Fort Stockton coach Daniel Deleon gave his thoughts on his team’s performance and the season as a whole after Monday’s loss.
“CI Dominguez played one of his tough consistent games of the season as he played an aggressive, solid defense. He scored the most points, grabbed the most rebounds, and also took over and ran point for the Panthers at one point He played at an all-star level;’ Deleon said. “Rylan Nunez also played tough on the boards and he scored a solid amount of points and grabbed countless rebounds. I can say this last loss of the season does not record the effort and toughness the whole Panthers White team has given Fort Stockton this year. I forward to seeing how well these Panthers can perform at a high school level.”