FARWELL — The Texico Wolverines are making a relatively quick transition from football.
Two weeks after capturing the Class 2A state football crown, Texico has run off a six-game winning streak and two tournament titles, beating Friona 51-37 Saturday night in the finals of the Farwell Invitational.
Junior Seth Bailey led three Wolverines in double figures with 14 points. Texico (6-1) opened a 28-13 halftime lead, fought off a third-quarter run by the Chieftains and went on to reverse the result from last year’s Farwell Invitational final.
Wolverines coach Richard Luscombe is more than happy with where his team is right now.
“It’s probably done us good to play two weekends with three games in three nights,” Luscombe said. “We’ve just not in real great game condition yet, but these games help us get there.”
Senior Brett Anderson added 12 points and junior Rhett Martin 10 for Texico. The Chieftains were led by 13 points from junior Joey Dickson and 11 from junior Matthew Stanberry.
In other final-round games Saturday:
• Vega dominated the first and third quarters in beating Farwell 60-37 for third place. Brady Harwell led three Longhorns in double figures with 17 points, while Luke Carpenter scored 10 for the Steers (4-7).
• Guard Jesus Rocha scored 13 of his 28 points in overtime, including 9-of-10 free throws, as Bovina (7-5) outlasted Melrose 72-67 for third place. Junior Clint Barnard paced the Buffaloes (3-2) with 27 points.
• Grady got 19 points from guard Jared Allen and opend a 15-4 lead at the quarter inrolling over Amherst 60-26 for seventh place. The Bulldogs were led by 16 points from Trent Fluellen.