Tournaments are often used as a way to measure a teams endurance against quality competition.
Tournaments are often used as a way to measure a teams endurance against quality competition. The Plainview basketball teams got plenty of competition Thursday in the opening round of the Southern Oklahoma Classic. Both the Indians and Lady Indians suffered their first defeats of the season as they fell in the opening round, sending them to the consolation bracket. Girls LD Bell (TX) 68 Plainview 46 While the Lady Indians were playing only their second game of the season Thursday, the Lady Blue Raiders from LD Bell in Hurst, Texas were on their 13th contest of the year. The gap in games played showed as Bell was able to take the lead early and coast to a first round victory. Plainview took an early 3-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, but the Blue Raiders came back with a 4-0 run to lead at the 5:54 mark of the first. At the end of the first it was Bell leading 17-7. Plainview struggled from the field as the Blue Raiders defense was smothering all night, leading to a 37-17 halftime deficit for Plainview. Try as they might in the second half, the Lady Indians couldn’t crack the Blue Raiders as they found themselves down 54-38 at the end of the third, before being held to eight points in the fourth. Reagan Chaney led the scoring for Plainview with 11 points followed by Emilee Hudson with nine points, with Tally Morris scoring eight points. Boys Muldrow 67 Plainview 32 After finding lightning in a bottle Tuesday night against Santa Fe South, Plainview’s young squad was unfortunately held in check against the Muldrow Bulldogs. Plainview managed to keep the game close in the first quarter, down just one point at 6-5, but never found a rhythm, and found itself down 22-8 at the end of the first. Just eight points were scored by the Indians in the second quarter as Plainview was down 34-16. Plainview managed just 16 points in the second half as the Bulldogs claimed the victory. Owen Lassahn scored eight points for the Indians, with Cason Dillon leading the scoring with 14 points.