Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hobbs girls named in "Best of Rest" USA Today Top 25; LHS' Perez at ABC

  The Hobbs girls basketball team received some national recognition when the Lady Eagles were selected into the "Best of the Rest" section of the USA Today's national girls top-25 rankings released Jan. 9 and again Wednesday (here is link).
  The Lady Eagles are 15-1 on the season with its only loss to Mayfield on Dec. 15 (49-47) in Rio Rancho – a loss Hobbs avenged on Dec. 28 with a 38-37 win.
  There are no other New Mexico teams on the list or "Best of the Rest" section. Texas has two teams with Duncanville, Texas, ranked No. 2 with a 28-0 record and Pflugerville, Texas, ranked No. 18 with a 27-0 record.
  Hobbs has won six games in a row and will look to make it seven when the Lady Eagles travel to play Goddard 7 p.m. today. Goddard is 7-9 on the season after losing to Lovington on Tuesday.
  The schedule will be tough for Hobbs with only three home games left in the regular season compared to seven road contests (including games at Roswell High, Mayfield, Eldorado and Hope Christian along with district contests at Clovis and Carlsbad).

Perez back on court at Arlington Baptist
  Lovington graduate and multiple Hobbs News-Sun Player of the Year winner Mystica Perez is back on the court, joining Arlington Baptist College in Texas midseason.
  Arlington Baptist is a Division II school in the National Christian College Athletic Association. The Patriots have eight players on the current roster – all freshman with Perez as the only non-Texan.