Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hobbs Holiday Tourney Day 1 Wrap Up

  The 55th Annual Hobbs Holiday Tournament started with the two best games of the day as Lawton rallied in the final minutes to beat Odessa High and Andress extended its winning streak to eight games and beat Arizona Division-I No. 5 Goodyear Millennium in overtime. Canutillo used a big third quarter to get past Abilene Cooper while host Hobbs pounced on Highland early on its way to a first-round win. For complete coverage of the game, read Friday's edition of the Hobbs News-Sun (
  Here's a look at day one of the Hobbs Holiday Tournament.
Lawton (Okla.) 60, Odessa 55
El Paso Andress 65, Goodyear Millennium (Ariz.) 64
Canutillo 56, Abilene Cooper 44
Hobbs 88, Highland 63

Top Scorers
26 - Bryan Medina, Highland
26 - Jordan Martin, Millennium
24 - Jeffrey Long, Andress
20 - Adrian Sanchez, Hobbs

Schedule for Friday
Consolation bracket
1:30 p.m. - Odessa vs. Millennium
3:30 p.m. - Abilene Cooper vs. Canutillo
Winner's bracket
6 p.m. - Lawton vs. Andress
7:45 p.m. - Hobbs vs. Canutillo

By the Numbers - Day One
Second-half points scored by Hobbs during its 88-63 win over Highland
Rebounds grabbed by Millennium’s Elston Jones to go along with 15 points during his team’s loss to Andress
Turnovers by Highland during its loss to Hobbs (18 came in the first half)
Consecutive free throws made by El Paso Canutillo in the second half, including a 10-for-10 mark in the fourth quarter
Turnovers by Odessa in the final 17 seconds against Lawton, allowing the Wolverines to come from behind to win