The Plainview Indians put 13 players in the scoring column –– five in double figures –– as they wore down the Lexington Bulldogs to take an 88-60 victory Thursday night at the Plainview Activity Center in Class 3A Area I regional playoff action.


The Plainview Indians put 13 players in the scoring column –– five in double figures –– as they wore down the Lexington Bulldogs to take an 88-60 victory Thursday night at the Plainview Activity Center in Class 3A Area I regional playoff action.

Lexington (10-13) made an effort to stay with the Indians, and they were able to do so for the first 18 minutes. But late in the third and throughout the fourth, the Plainview bench was simply too much for the Bulldogs to handle.

“As we’ve done all year, we have a lot of players to hit the floor, and we did a good job tonight of wearing our opponent down,” Plainview coach Jeremy Stewart said. “We got a great effort from everyone that hit the floor. And I was very pleased with the way we continue to play good team basketball on offense.”

Plainview (20-4), ranked No. 11 in Class 3A, had just a 33-29 advantage at halftime. And the game stayed close until the Indians went on a 9-4 run late in the third and then started the fourth on a 14-4 tear.

Heading into the final 8 minutes, the Indians had upped their advantage to 57-46.

Lexington finished the game with 35 turnovers, with 21 coming from Plainview steals. The Indians turned the ball over just 18 times and out-rebounded Lexington 30-23 with a 12-9 edge on the offensive glass.

Gary Inglett had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Michael Fagan had 13 points for the Indians. Ryan Wallace hit for 12 points, and Logan Russell finished with 11 points. Harrison Sluice chipped in 10 for Plainview.

Aaron Moss led the way for Lexington with 17 points. Blake Gifford and Kyle Forehand both had 12 points.