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Panthers basketball: Close but no cigar

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Fort Stockton head coach Jimmy Martinez iterated after Tuesday’s home game against Andrews the theme of the season in close games.

The Panthers battle and play tough but are unable to capitalize in those game-deciding moments.

“We played good, we played well. We just didn’t knock down shots when we had them open and missed out on some opportunities,” Martinez said. That’s what I wanted from them. They showed up, they played, just didn’t execute on the opportunities we had.”

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Mustangs pull away late from Prowlers

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The Fort Stockton girls basketball team’s defense came to play from the opening tip on Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 2 against Andrews.

The only problem – the Prowlers defense couldn’t keep pace with the Mustangs for all four quarters.

Sherman Chew’s squad entered the second quarter down 9-6 and the offensive output for Fort Stockton entered an anemic state from that point forward.

Fort Stockton scored nine points in the following three quarters and lost 34-15.

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Fort Stockton tennis: King advances to finals in 1st spring outing

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The Fort Stockton tennis team showed plenty of promise to start the spring season on Friday, Jan. 29 at Big Spring High School.

“It went as well as one could hope for with a young team,” Fort Stockton coach Victor Garcia said.

Colton King advanced to the boys singles finals and finished the day as a runner-up, falling to Midland Christians No. 1 singles player. Jacob Pacheco placed fourth, ending the day with a loss to Monahans’ top singles player.