Caprock Classic Basketball Tourney
LUBBOCK – The Permian Boys and Girls basketball teams closed out 2018 in the FiberMax Caprock Classic. The Mojo Boys went four-for-four and claimed the tourney championship title, while the Lady Panthers won one game and lost three. The two tournaments were held on December 27-29.
GIRLS GAME 1
PERMIAN -VS- LUBBOCK-COOPER
The Lady Panthers struggled in their first game, losing 69-33 to Lubbock-Cooper at the Monterey HS gym. Permian fell behind early and trailed 46-8 at the half. Mojo played a better second half, but was unable to make up the difference. Alena Madero led Permian with eight points. Reyna Rayos and Taznejia Valencia each contributed seven, while Daysia Christian added five in the Thursday loss to the Pirates.
GIRLS GAME 2
PERMIAN -VS- S.A. CENTRAL
The Lady Bobcats from San Angelo Central took advantage of a strong second quarter to hand the Lady Panthers a 53-40 loss and their second defeat of the tournament. Played in the old Estacado gym, Ashton Gardner led Permian with 16 points, while Madero added another 11.
GIRLS GAME 3
PERMIAN -VS- LUBBOCK HIGH
The Lady Panthers started with a tough 59-53 loss to Lubbock High at the old Monterey gym on Saturday morning despite a strong third quarter. Christian led Permian with 18 points, while Valencia added 14 and Rayos scored another 11.
GIRLS GAME 4
PERMIAN -VS- ANDREWS
The Lady Panthers closed out the tournament with a 43-20 victory over Andrews. Permian took a 13-2 first quarter lead and continued to control the lead the remainder of the game. Christian again led Permian scoring with 10 points, and Rayos contributed nine in the final game of the tourney.
BOYS GAME 1
PERMIAN -VS- HOUSTON SHARPSTOWN
In the Boys bracket, Permian knocked off Houston Sharpstown 74-42 in their tournament opener at the Estacado HS gym. After a close first quarter, Mojo took charge of the game and never looked back. Nakavieon White led the Panthers with 18 points, and Genuwine Powell followed with 17. Jonathan Anaya scored another 14, while Keyonta Johnson finished with 13 in the Thursday noon win.
BOYS GAME 2
PERMIAN -VS- LUBBOCK CORONADO
Permian took a step closer to the championship in the Thursday night cap game with Lubbock Coronado. In a barnburner, Mojo came away with a 72-71 victory over the Mustangs in the Monterey Plainsmen gym. The heated battle drew four ejections in the third quarter – three Mustang players and one Panther. White was again the point-leader of the game with 15, with Powell and Stephens-Deary each adding 12. Johnson finished with 10 in the second win of the day.
BOYS GAME 3
PERMIAN -VS- RLTC PREP
The Panthers advance to the tournament Final Round with a 53-39 victory over Redemption Life Tabernacle Church Prep (OK) at the Lubbock Westerners gymnasium. Permian extended a low scoring 18-17 halftime lead and dominated the third quarter en route to the convincing win. White continued to light up the board, scoring a game-high 29 points. Cedric Baty turned in a solid performance and added another eight points. With the victory, Permian advances to the tournament Championship Final.
BOYS GAME 4
PERMIAN -VS- LUBBOCK MONTEREY
After a slow start, Permian uncorked a vicious second quarter to take a 30-22 halftime lead over Lubbock Monterey. The Panthers outlasted the Plainsmen in the second half to claim a 56-50 Championship Title victory at Lubbock Christian’s Rip Griffin Center. Genuwine Powell led all scorers with 23 points. Nakavieon White and Shy Stephens-Deary each finished with 11 points. Universal Academy defeated Lubbock Monterey 59-55 on Friday to earn the championship meeting with the Panthers, but UA withdrew from the tourney due to potential hazardous road conditions.
Mojo finished 4-0 and champions of the tournament. Powell was named to the All-Tournament team, and White drew tourney MVP honors.