ANTON, Texas — Elida’s basketball teams posted first-round wins Thursday in the Anton Invitational basketball tournament.
The boys scored a 32-24 victory over Lorenzo, Texas. Alex Varela and Kody Paiz each had eight points to lead the Tigers (2-0), who play Floydada at 1:45 p.m. (MST) in a semifinal game today.
The Lady Tigers (3-0) got 21 points from Reavis Best and 12 from Shannon Anthony in a 57-41 win over Post. Leading just 28-25, Elida outscored Post 11-0 in the third quarter to open a cushion.
The Lady Tigers face host Anton in a 6:30 p.m. (MST) semifinal today.
Dora squads post wins — Dora’s boys and girls were also victorious in Thursday’s opening round of the Battle of the Border tournament, at Tatum.
Dora teams defeated Wink, Texas, the boys winning 43-37 while the girls posted a 53-41 triumph, and will face Hobbs junior varsity squads today, the boys at 6 p.m. and the girls at 7:30 p.m.
Mark Butler scored 20 points and Michael Puebla added 11 for the Coyotes (3-0). Meantime, the Lady Coyotes (3-0) got 21 points from Kelli Merrick and 10 from Tori Varnell.
Floyd teams snowed out — Floyd’s basketball teams were scheduled to play in tournament on Thursday, but both events were postponed.
The boys were part of the Grady Round-Robin, which cancelled its Thursday schedule and plans to play Friday and Saturday games as scheduled. The Broncos are slated to take on Clovis Christian at 1 p.m. Friday and host Grady at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Lady Broncos are in the Lady Lion Classic at Santa Rosa, which pushed its Thursday schedule back to Friday. The Lady Broncos take on McCurdy in a 5:30 p.m. quarterfinal contest.
Semifinals and finals will now be played on Saturday, starting with a consolation semifinal at 10:30 a.m. and ending with the championship game at 7:30 p.m.