WTHS basketball team earns state title

Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips Consolidated Independent School District's West Texas High School earned the title of top team in the 2A District in the State of Texas on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo)
By: 
Courtney Marrs
Editor

Over the weekend, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips Consolidated Independent School District’s West Texas High School’s varsity basketball team made school history again this season.
The Comanches beat Thorndale to claim the 2A UIL Boys Texas Championship title.
At the beginning of the season, the Comanches came out of the locker room ready to do great things. The first game of the season was against Spearman which would set the mood for the team. That game was played back on November 21 and the final score was 70 to 55.
The Comanches continued with a win the following game on November 28 against Booker as they held a commanding score of 90 to 24.
On December 6, Spearman met up with West Texas High again and took revenge in one of the few games the Comanches would lose in the season with a score of 47 to 51.
That did not stop the team or hurt their spirits as the game against Highland Park, the Comanches would take a big win with a score of 83 to 43.
Also in December the Comanches met up with their rival from down the road when they played Sanford-Fritch. The final score of that game was 86 to 48.
The River Road Wildcats were the next team to be speared by the Comanches with a score of 73-28.
The winning did not stop their. The Comanches continued to climb their way to the top as they would win their next four games in a row.
On January 12, the Sanford-Fritch Eagles took to the court to beat the Comanches at home. The final score of the rivalry game was 64-58.
West Texas High got right back on the winning track and won every game from then on out.
The Comanches began their trek to the state game on February 19 when they played and beat Wellington with a score of 66 to 47.
They next took on Abernathy on February 23 at Canyon High School with their win was by a much smaller point difference. The final score of that game was 55-52.
On February 27, WTHS traveled once again to Canyon to take on Memphis. This was a much larger point difference as the Comanches beat the Cyclones in a 60 to 39 game.
Once March 2 hit, it was clear that the West Texas High School Comanches were playing for keeps. They traveled to Levelland to play at the Texan Dome against McCamey to get a big win with a score of 67 to 46.
The next day, the Comanches were going head to head with the Stratford Elks at the Texan Dome. The Comanches stopped the Elks in their tracks with a score of 56 to 45.
The team showed up ready to be serious and play on March 9 as they took on Shelbyville and ultimately get the win, sending the Comanches to the State Title game with a score of 70 to 60.
On Saturday, March 10, West Texas High School played against Thorndale for that coveted State Title.
At the end of the first period, the Comanches had the lead with a score of 20 to 15. By half-time, the West Texas High School Comanches held a three point lead with a score of 24 to 21 over Thorndale.
As the team was heading into the fourth period, WTHS’s Jonah Villanueva sunk a 3 pointer right at the buzzer making the score 44 to 36.
With 2:47 left in the game the Comanches were ahead with a score of 52 to 44. The last couple of minutes in the game seemed to drag on indefinitely as the fans cheered on WT.
See more in the Monday, March 12 edition of the Borger News-Herald.

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