The Bowie Jackrabbits won a big early season game against 4A state-runner-up Hirschi on Tuesday night on the road.
The Jackrabbits won 52-33 against a Huskies’ team that is still missing some of their players to football at this time.
Bowie came into the game following a blowout win to open its season against Ector and was looking for a challenge.
Even with Hirschi not having all of its players, its still a program coming off of a near state title in a classification (4A) bigger than the Jackrabbits.
The first quarter was competitive back and forth. The Huskies were getting inside using their athleticism and Bowie was able to hurt them by making three 3-pointers. Tucker Jones led the team by scoring eight of the Jackrabbits 11 points, but they trailed 12-11 heading into the second quarter.
Bowie made some adjustments to its defense and was able to keep Hirschi to scoring in single-digits each of the next three quarters.
“We were able to stall out their offense by getting into some tight zone defensively and they struggled with making some shots,” Coach Andy Atkins said.
The early shots made from the Jackrabbits opened up driving lanes and unlocked the rest of their offense for the rest of the game.
Bowie got the lead in the second quarter and led 24-18 at halftime and 34-26 heading into the fourth quarter.
Hirschi was bringing pressure to try and change things up for the Jackrabbits in the second half, but they handled it and was able to pull away in the fourth quarter.
Bowie outscored the Huskies 18-7 in the final period to make the final score 52-33.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
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Saint Jo vs Prairie Valley
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers opened up district play on Friday by beating Prairie Valley at home.
The Lady Panthers won in straight sets against the young Lady Bulldogs.
Saint Jo came into the game following a tough five-set win against Poolville and Coach Kelly Skidmore was hoping her team would play better than that.
Prairie Valley struggled in the match with slow starts in all three sets. The Lady Panthers were ahead 8-2 in sets one and three and 9-1 in set two.
The closest the Lady Bulldogs got was in set three when they cut the lead to 12-8 midway through, but each time Saint Jo remained firmly in control.
Frustration seemed to set in for Prairie Valley at times with self-inflicted errors which did not help.
The Lady Panthers won with the set scores being 25-11, 25-9 and 25-13.
The Bowie Lady Rabbits lost a tough match at Holliday.
The Lady Eagles won in straight sets against the Lady Rabbits.
Bowie was able to put it together to compete well and nearly win the second set, but ultimately lost 25-22. The first and third sets were not too great for the Lady Rabbits as they lost 25-11 and 25-10.
Coach Ashley Sanders did not think her team was in rhythm or playing their game at all during the match. It wasn’t so much at Holliday overwhelmed her team, Sanders said, but more about her team not playing up to its capability.
The Nocona Lady Indians won their eighth straight match of the season on Friday with a win against Wichita Falls High School.
The Lady Indians won in straight sets as well, which keeps another streak going of not losing a set in the last eight matches.
The Lady Coyotes made Nocona work a bit, but the Lady Indians were in control each set as they won with little drama. The set scores were 25-18, 25-15 and 25-14.
Skyler Smith led the team with 15 kills, 23 assists and two service aces. Meg Meekins also had 15 kills and was second with 21 assists while leading the team with two blocks.
Aubree Kleinhans had a team high 11 digs while Ava Johnson and Graci Brown each had two aces.
Forestburg vs Bellevue
The Forestburg Lady Horns opened district play on Friday with a win against Bellevue.
The Lady Horns won in straight sets against the Lady Eagles as they started off district strong.
The two teams played exactly a month previously and while it was similar results, Bellevue was looking much better than in that contest.
Forestburg had to work in all three sets. Though the Lady Eagles didn’t almost win a set like they did in the first match, they were more competitive throughout.
It was not good enough though as a solid Lady Horn team won with set scores being 25-18, 25-21 and 25-15.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.
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