TEXICO — The Farwell Steers, still playing a bit shorthanded with its football team in the Texas Class 1A Division II state quarterfinals this weekend, continued to roll through its early-season schedule Friday.
Farwell (4-0) pounded the Clovis junior varsity 67-46 on Friday morning behind 21 points from Rane Carpenter to advance to tonight’s finals of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout.
The Steers’ opponent will be Floyd, which dispatched Logan 51-23 on Friday. The championship game is set for 8:15 p.m. today, with the Clovis JV and Logan facing off for third at 4:45 p.m.
Luke Carpenter and Octavio Chavez added 17 points each for Farwell, which opened a 41-25 halftime lead.
The Wildcats (1-1) got points from nine players, but only Diego Romero reached double figures with 10.
Logan (1-1), which upended host Texico 64-59 on Thursday night, couldn’t find the basket against the Broncos, managing only eight field goals.
Floyd (3-1) scored the final seven points of the first quarter to open a 15-5 lead, then led 28-12 at halftime and steadily pulled away.
Justin Rogers scored 21 points and J’Kobie Lee added 18 for the Broncos, each hitting four 3-pointers. Rylan Calbert and Tanner Sorrells shared scoring honors for the Longhorns with six points apiece.
Dexter 59, Melrose 34 — The Demons (1-1) trailed 25-21 at halftime, but held the Buffaloes to just three second-half field goals — all 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Steven Marquez scored 14 points and Bryan Mireles added 10 for Dexter. Melrose (0-2) got 13 points from Gus Payne, including a trio of 3-pointers.
Texico 45, Bovina 33 — The Wolverines (2-1) bounced back from their first-round loss, winning despite putting no one in double figures. Texico, which got eight points each from Connor Doolittle and Lucas Walthers, shot 18-of-26 from the free throw line to 7-of-16 for the Mustangs (0-3).
Andrew Maruffo scored 14 points and Dorian Vela added 12 for Bovina. They combined for 12 of the team’s 13 field goals.
Melrose and Bovina square off for seventh place at 9:45 a.m. today, with Dexter facing Texico for fifth at 1:15 p.m.