Sunday, December 30, 2012

Day 3 Hobbs Holiday Tourney Wrap up

  The 55th edition of the Hobbs Holiday Tournament is in the books and Andress rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Hobbs 64-62 on Saturday for its second title in the three years (won in 2010). For Hobbs, the drought continues as it hasn't won its own tournament since 2008 – longest such streak in the 55-year history of the tournament.
  Turnovers killed Hobbs as it committed 24 in the game, including seven in the fourth quarter with most of those coming in the final few minutes of the game. Andress, which has won 10 games in a row, just flat outplayed Hobbs (9-3 on season now) in the final two quarters and seemed to want it more.
  Here is a rundown of Saturday's action at the Hobbs Holiday Tournament
Andress 64, Hobbs 62
Third-Place Game
Lawton 71, Canutillo 59
Fifth-Place Game
Millennium 60, Abilene Cooper 39
Seventh-Place Game
Odessa 64, Highland 57
Top Scorers from Saturday
29 - Tevin Foster, Lawton
22 - Bryan Medina, Highland
19 - Jeffrey Long, Andress
18 - Adrian Brown, Hobbs
18 - Jordan Martin, Millennium
State line of day
Elston Jones, Millennium: 15 points, 22 rebounds, 3 blocks
By the numbers
Turnovers by Hobbs in the fourth quarter during a 64-62 loss to Andress in the championship game (Hobbs finished with 24 turnovers)
Hobbs' field goal percentage in fourth quarter
Consecutive shots missed by Abilene Cooper during its loss to Millennium
Rebounds by Millennium’s Elston Jones during the three-game Hobbs Holiday Tournament