Cowboys, Cowgirls lose first game of season

William Thompson

The House High School boys and girls basketball teams dropped games to Dora recently. A starter for the Cowgirls is missing the early part of the season and the Cowboys’ leading scorer missed the entire third quarter against the Coyotes.

Boys
Dora defeated House 71-50. Coach Steve Foust said his son Nathan, who scored 32 points in the game, missed the third quarter and was limping in the fourth. “I’m not using Nathan’s absence as an excuse for our loss,” said Foust. “Dora just plain beat us.” Despite the loss, Foust said he saw promise in his Cowboys. “We handled the press well,” he said. “We just ran out of gas at the end.”

Reluctant to boast of his sons, Foust did mention that Kris Foust scored five points in his first game.
“Lee Griggs had 11 points and I thought Joe Ben Snipes and Jon Widmark played really well defensively,” said Coach Foust. “Our guys don’t get down. They know they played well. We just need to get in better game shape. We know what we’ve got to do to get better.”

Girls
Coach Marc Foust’s Cowgirls lost 59-32 to the Lady Coyotes of Dora. The Cowgirls were without the services of their team captain Lyndsy Lee who will miss several weeks of action. Still, Shannon Lane scored 16 points and Sara Lee, the team captain’s sister, added nine. Marc Foust was not available for comment but Steve Foust said he saw good things in several players. “Heather Wooldridge had her first varsity start and had a really good game defensively,” said Foust. “Kimberly Lyons also played solid defense and Kara Hendrickson was very physical underneath.” Foust said his son Marc was pleased overall with the girls’ play. “Shannon Lane was very aggressive offensively,” Said Foust. “Lyndsy Lee, who missed the game, was all-district last season.”

The House teams take on Clovis JV next week.