Elida falls in fifth-place game

PNT Staff

NEW DEAL, Texas — The Elida boys basketball team got thumped on Saturday, but the Tigers didn’t come away from the Mean Green Classic empty-handed.
Elida (4-4) won twice in consolation bracket play on Friday to advance to Saturday morning’s fifth-place game, where the Tigers were pounded by Smyer 52-17.
“We were just out of gas,” Elida boys coach Darrell Chenault said after his squad played its fourth game in less than 48 hours.
On Friday, the Tigers defeated Anton, Texas 50-44 and Springlake-Earth, Texas 55-33. Freshman Wesley Gilmore led Elida in both games with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Elida’s girls lost their two games in the tournament, including a 67-62 overtime decision to Smyer (Texas) in Friday’s consolation semifinals. Synatschk led the winners with 41 points, including 19-of-26 from the free throw line.
Kodi Armitage scored 12 points for the Lady Tigers (2-3), while Casey Ford and Adrienne Coe added 11 apiece. For the game, Elida converted 20-of-27 free throws as a team.

Boys
Friday
Consolation bracket
Elida 50, Anton 44
Elida (3-3) —
Dylan Radcliff 12, Thomas West 3, Tom Sullivan 8, Trenton Chenault 7, Wesley Gilmore 16, Caleb Widener 2, Aaron Roberts 2. Totals 19 10-16 50.
Anton — Reyes 16, Thompson 2, Forman 3, Thompson 2, Dutton 15, Stone 6. Totals 18 2-9 44.
Elida 13 12 11 14 — 50
Anton 7 16 7 14 — 44
3-pointers — Elida (2): Chenault, Gilmore. Anton (6): Dutton 3, Reyes 3.

Elida 55, Springlake-Earth 33
Elida (4-3) —
Radcliff 9, Ever Varela 8, West 9, Sullivan 5, Chenault 4, Gilmore 17, Widener 1, Roberts 2. Totals 17 13-25 55.
Springlake-Earth — Deleon 7, Degrate 14, Castillo 10, Ortiz 2. Totals 12 3-10 33.
Elida 15 10 15 15 — 55
Springlake-Earth 5 2 12 14 — 33
3-pointers — Elida (8): Gilmore 4, Varela 2, Chenault, Radcliff. Springlake-Earth (6): Degrate 4, Castillo, Deleon.

Saturday
Fifth place
Smyer 52, Elida 17
Smyer —
Kerns 7, Mosley 9, Garcia 12, Robertson 4, Smith 2, Martinez 1, Holt 17. Totals 22 4-10 52.
Elida (4-4) — Radcliff 3, Varela 2, Gilmore 9, Widener 1, Roberts 2. Totals 8 2-8 16.
Smyer 6 16 21 9 — 52
Elida 3 5 6 3 — 17
3-pointers — Smyer (4): Garcia 2, Mosley 2. Elida (1): Gilmore.

Girls
Friday
Consolation semifinals
Anton 67, Elida 62, OT
Anton —
Redden 3, Harrell 1, Logan 11, Hodges 2, Amalla 5, Synatschk 41, McAdoo 4. Totals 20 23-38 67.
Elida (2-3) — Nicole Jasso 2, Alicia Cross-Smith 7, Casey Ford 11, Lyndsey Ward 6, Kodi Armitage 12, Amber Griffin 5, Adrienne Coe 11, Shalie Anthony 8. Totals 19 20-27 62.
Anton 11 10 11 25 10 — 67
Elida 12 9 17 19 5 — 62
3-pointers — Anton (4): Logan 2, Amalla, Redden. Elida (4): Armitage 2, Ford 2.

Lady Broncos finish sixth
WHITHARRAL, Texas — Petersburg (Texas) jumped to a 14-7 first-quarter lead on Saturday and went on to be Floyd 47-39 in the fifth-place game of the Whitharral Invitational basketball tournament.
The Lady Broncos (4-5) trailed by 14 before warming up with 17 points in the final period. Jewlie Paiz led Floyd in scoring with 12 points.
In Friday’s consolation semifinals, Floyd posted a 54-38 victory over Kress (Texas). Noel Carpenter scored 12 points and Paiz and Darcee Chenault added 10 apiece for Floyd.

Thursday
Quarterfinals
Whitharral 77, Floyd 35
Floyd (3-4) —
Brandi Paiz 2, Kelli Johnson 9, Blair Jaramillo 5, Noel Carpenter 7, Carlee Dement 7, Jewlie Paiz 5. Totals 14 6-12 35.
Whitharral — Baker 6, Vargas 16, Branch 2, Carson 8, Goss 4, Dukatnik 5, Kirkland 16, Perez 14, Morris 6. Totals 32 6-13 77.
Floyd 8 12 9 6 — 35
Whitharral 28 11 11 27 — 77
3-pointers — Floyd (1): Jaramillo. Whitharral (7): Baker 2, Kirkland 2, Perez 2, Dukatnik.

Friday
Consolation semifinals
Floyd 54, Kress 38
Kress —
Martinez 1, Sanchez 2, Setliff 1, Ellis 17, Saenz 7, Ortiz 10. Totals 16 6-15 38.
Floyd (4-4) — B. Paiz 6, Johnson 4, Rebecca Blue 2, Rachel Wilhite 3, Darcee Chenault 3, Jaramillo 10, Carpenter 12, Dement 4, J. Paiz 10. Totals 19 15-22 54.
Kress 9 13 9 7 — 38
Floyd 14 16 15 9 — 54
3-pointers — Kress: none. Floyd (1): Carpenter.

Saturday
Fifth place
Petersburg 47, Floyd 40
Petersburg —
Garcia 12, Moreno 4, Leal 2, Marquez 5, Belli 5, Sanders 7, Muniz 12. Totals 19 7-17 47.
Floyd (4-5) — B. Paiz 2, Johnson 1, Blue 1, Chenault 8, Jaramillo 4, Carpenter 7, Dement 4, J. Paiz 12. Totals 14 10-18 39.
Petersburg 14 11 11 11 — 47
Floyd 7 6 9 17 — 40
3-pointers — Petersburg (2): Belli, Marquez. Floyd (1): Carpenter.

Coyotes nab seventh place
TULAROSA — Tyler Wilhoit scored 20 points Saturday and the Dora Coyotes held off Capitan 59-57 to claim seventh place in the Tularosa Basin Classic basketball tournament.
J.R. Gonzales and Austin Prewett each added 11 points for the Coyotes (4-6).
On Friday, Dora dropped an 80-75 decision to Cloudcroft in the consolation semifinals despite 23 points from Wilhoit and 18 from Travis Belcher.

Friday
Consolation semifinals
Cloudcroft 80, Dora 73
Dora (3-6) —
Travis Belcher 18, Tyler Wilhoit 23, Johnny Lopez 1, Efrain Lopez 8, J.R. Gonzales 11, Clay Smith 4, Casey O’Connor 6, Brant Hays 3, Ben Massey 1. Totals 23 24-35 75.
Cloudcroft — Brian Kapps 29, David Drekosen 13, Mel Kapps 7, Lynn Merrick 5, Brian Lavin 2, Derek Swope 4, David Saulietus 2, Brian Scott 18. Totals 30 16-24 80.
Dora 16 16 18 25 — 75
Cloudcroft 18 21 22 19 — 80
3-pointers — Dora (5): Belcher 4, Gonzales. Cloudcroft (4): Scott 3, M. Kapps.

Saturday
Seventh place
Dora 59, Capitan 57
Capitan —
Emile Moten 6, Kevin Kelsey 8, Ronnie Eldridge 8, Teke Eldridge 2, Elliott Taylor 31, Anthony Quiroz 2. Totals 23 6-8 57.
Dora (4-6) — Belcher 6, Wilhoit 20, E. Lopez 3, Gonzales 11, O’Connor 2, Hays 6, Austin Prewett 11. Totals 23 11-15 59.
Capitan 15 11 13 18 — 57
Dora 12 17 17 13 — 59
3-pointers — Capitan (5): Taylor 5. Dora (2): Hays 2.