While they might be playing short-handed for the moment due to the football playoffs, the Plainview Indians basketball team isn’t making excuses.

While they might be playing short-handed for the moment due to the football playoffs, the Plainview Indians basketball team isn’t making excuses.   Tuesday night was a prime example.   Despite missing several regular players, the Indians were still able to put together a solid performance, resulting in a 42-40 victory over Santa Fe South at the Plainview Activity Center.   "These are kids that don't normally see a lot of playing time," Plainview coach Deon Stevenson said. "Not a lot of people thought they could win this game tonight. I'm so proud of how much heart they showed, and the way they played together to pull out this win."    Plainview found itself down 9-8 after the first quarter, before another eight point quarter made it a 17-16 deficit going into the halftime break.   Santa Fe South managed to keep the Indians at bay after the third quarter as the Saints led 32-30.   But the Indians made sure they got the victory as they exploded for 12 points in the fourth while holding their opponents to just eight down the stretch.   Matt McAdams led the Indians in scoring with 15 points, followed by Parker Wallace with 10 points.   Riley Hammond scored eight, while Braeden Stevenson added six points.   Plainview (1-0) will open play at the Southern Oklahoma Classic tournament on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. against Muldrow at the Plainview Activity Center.