Friday, December 28, 2012

Hobbs Holiday Tourney Day 2 Wrap Up

  The finals are set for the Hobbs Holiday Tournament as Hobbs will face El Paso Andress 7:45 p.m. Saturday for the title. Hobbs, which blew past Canutillo 91-49, last played Andress in the 2010 Holiday Tournament semifinals – losing 67-59. Andress, who beat Lawton 65-48 Friday, went on to win the tournament title that year.
  Here is a quick look at Friday's action at the Hobbs Holiday Tournament. For information on each game, read Saturday's edition of the Hobbs News-Sun (
Friday's Scores
Winner's Bracket
Hobbs 91, Canutillo 49
El Paso Andress 65, Lawton 48
Consolation Bracket
Goodyear Millennium (Ariz.) 65, Odessa High 56
Abilene Cooper 58, Albuquerque Highland 50

 Top Scorers from Friday
21 - Elston Jones, Millennium (also had 16 rebounds)
20 - Adrian Sanchez, Hobbs
19 - Dante Lowry, Abilene Cooper
18 - Isaiah Deary, Odessa High

Saturday's Schedule
7:45 p.m. - Hobbs vs. Andress
Third Place
6 p.m. - Lawton vs. Canutillo
Fifth Place
3:30 p.m. - Millennium vs. Cooper
Seventh Place
1:30 p.m. - Highland vs. Odessa

By the Numbers
3-pointers Hobbs’ Adrian Sanchez had made in two games at the Holiday Tournament
Turnovers Hobbs has forced in two games at the Holiday Tournament
Hobbs’ field goal percentage during the Hobbs Holiday Tournament
Score of when Andress beat Hobbs in the 2010 Hobbs Holiday Tournament semifinals – the last time these two teams met
Combined turnovers by El Paso Andress and Lawton (Okla.) in an up-tempo contest
Number of rebounds by Millennium’s 6-foot-10 Elston Jones in two games at the Hobbs Holiday Tournament