Elida girls, FTCS boys notch home wins

PNT Staff

ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers got off to a fast start Friday night and cruised past the Lovington junior varsity 57-32 in their season opener.
Elida roared to an 18-2 lead at the quarter and never looked back. The Lady Tigers opened a 24-point lead by outscoring the Lady Wildcats 14-4 in the third period.
Senior Adrienne Coe and junior Kodi Armitage each scored 14 points for Elida. Senior point guard Casey Ford also reachd double figures with 10 points.
“We played in streaks,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “We looked good at times, and then we’d get to standing around. But then, it was the first game of the season.
“The Lovington JV is pretty good; they pressured us most of the night.”
Jenna Domzalski was the Lady Wildcats’ only double-figure scorer, finishing with 11 points.
A scheduled boys matchup was not played. Elida’s boys are slated to open their season on Monday night at Faith Triumphant.

Conquerors roll — Luis McCain and Caleb Richards combined for 50 points and Faith Triumphant’s boys improved to 2-0 with a 74-30 rout of Amarillo Home School on Friday at the FTCS gymnasium.
McCain scored 29 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and Richards added 21 for the Conquerors, who led 49-20 at halftime.
Richards grabbed 15 rebounds, McCain 12 and Tim Smith nine for Faith Triumphant.
No one reached double figures in scoring for the Flames. Moss was Home School’s high scorer, finishing with nine points.

Girls
Elida 57, Lovington JV 32
Lovington JV —
Shay Garcia 7, Lilly Brownda 2, J.C. Homer 2, Jenna Domzalski 11, Tysha Alexander 2, Melinda Emericas 4, Amber Black 2, Jane Brown 2. Totals 12 6-11 32.
Elida (1-0) — Alicia Cross-Smith 1, Casey Ford 10, Lindsey Ward 4, Kodi Armitage 14, Amber Griffin 6, Adrienne Coe 14, Shalie Anthony 8. Totals 17 22-42 57.
Lovington JV 2 15 4 11 — 32
Elida 18 13 14 12 — 57
3-pointers — Lovington JV (2): Garcia 2; Elida (1): Armitage.

Boys
Faith Triumphant 74,
Amarillo Home School 30
Amarillo Home School —
Hammond 1, Wells 4, Wilbourn 5, Moss 9, Johnson 8, Martin 3. Totals 10 9-18 30.
Faith Triumphant (2-0) — Caleb Richards 21, Luis McCain 29, Daniel Zertuche 4, Eric Cathey 6, Seth Pearson 6, Jake Jones 2, Tim Smith 6. Totals 29 11-24 74.
Amarillo Home School 13 7 2 8 — 30
Faith Triumphant 24 25 17 8 — 74
3-pointers — Amarillo Home School (1): Martin. Faith Triumphant (5): McCain 3, Cathey 2.