It was a night of celebration for the Frenship girls Tuesday night at the Tiger Pit. On Senior Night 2017, FHS clinched the district championship with an impressive 56-37 win versus Midland Lee.
After a slow start that saw the Tiger trail by as many as 10 points, Frenship used a late run in the second quarter to pull back within four at the halftime break. The second half was all Tigers on the home floor as they outscored the Lady Rebels 37-14 in the final two quarters.
Three Tigers finished in double figures in scoring led by senior Margaret Gaydon with 16 points. It was a special night for Gaydon and her senior teammates Alex Barinque, Addison Foster, and Abbi Braddock who finished out their careers at the Tiger Pit in style.
The Tigers finished as district co-champions with Tascosa and will be the second seed in the playoffs after Tascosa won a coin flip for seeding.
Frenship’s postseason run begins Tuesday night (Feb 14) versus El Paso El Dorado. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. CST at Denver City High School.
FRENSHIP GIRLS 56, MIDLAND LEE 37
LHS 13 10 9 5 – 37
FHS 7 12 16 21 – 56
Frenship Scoring: Margaret Gaydon 16, Maci Maddox 12, Abbi Braddock 10, Cassandra Awatt 8, Avery Dear 6, Addison Foster 3, Courtney Miller 1.
Frenship Record: 25-8 (9-1)
The Tigers wasted little time jumping out in front of the visiting Rebels and cruised to a 23-point victory Tuesday at the Tiger Pit.
FHS scored the first nine points of the game and led 19-7 at the end of the first quarter. They put the game on ice by outscoring Lee by 12 points in the third quarter as well.
Bradley Brooks led the Tigers with 22 points, Skyler Newsome added nine and Isaac Rodriguez had eight.
FRENSHIP BOYS 70, MIDLAND LEE 47
LHS 7 11 10 19 — 47
FHS 19 13 22 16 — 70
Frenship Scoring: Bradley Brooks 22, Skyler Newsome 9, Isaac Rodriguez 8, Zack Gallardo 6, Cooper Howell 6, Jack Kirkpatrick 6, Jaylin Horton 5, Graham Cepica 4, Freddy Hall 2, Mario Urias 2.
Frenship Record: 18-10 (5-3)
FHS celebrated senior night while finishing off a perfect week and a sweep of the Tall City high schools with a 65-54 win versus Midland High Friday at the Pit. The win clinched the third-place playoff seed in the Class 6A playoffs.
The Tigers broke open a one-point halftime lead by holding the Bulldogs to five points in the third quarter and opening up a nine-point lead.
Bradley Brooks led the Tigers again in scoring with 20 points. Isaac Rodriguez added 13 and Freddy Hall 10.
The night marked a special one for the Frenship seniors of 2017 – Isaac Rodriguez, David Rivenbark, Freddy Hall, Zack Gallardo, Bradley Brooks, Cooper Howell, and Alfonso Aguilar – who played their final game on the Tiger Pit home floor.
FHS finishes off their regular season Tuesday night at Odessa High. The playoffs begin February 21.
FRENSHIP BOYS 65, MIDLAND HIGH 54
MHS 12 14 5 23 — 54
FHS 15 12 13 25 — 65
Frenship Scoring: Bradley Brooks 20, Isaac Rodriguez 13, Freddy Hall 10, Zack Gallardo 6, Cooper Howell 5, Jack Kirkpatrick 5, Skyler Newsome 4, David Rivenbark 2.
*pictures provided by Curry Photography