The Brownfield Cubs got back on track with a District 4-2A win over the out-matched Stanton Buffaloes Tuesday night on the road.
The Cubs jumped out to an early lead with a 7-0 run in the opening minutes of the contest, then widened the gap to 18-4 by the end of the first quarter.
At halftime, the Cubs maintained their lead, 31-16.
The third quarter saw Brownfield pull further away, to take a 46-25 advantage into the final frame.
The Cubs kept the pressure on for all four quarters, hanging 23 points on the Buffaloes in the fourth quarter, to the home team’s eight, for a final score of 69-33 and a convincing notch in the win column.
Sha’Colby Hill’s 31 points led the Cubs against the Buffaloes in addition to his three rebounds and three steals.
Jordan Demps was another double-digit scorer on the night with 11 points of his own, as well as an assist, a pair of boards and two steals.
Alex McCrary contributed eight points in the contest, with two assists and two steals.
Jezreel Griffin was good for six points against the Buffaloes, with four boards, a block and a steal.
Malcolm Rainwater and Korey Nolan had identical stats for the game. Both had four points on the night, three rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist.
Eliseo Salas hit a three pointer from the left side to open scoring in the game. He also contributed a couple rebounds and a pair of steals.
Coby Serbantez rounded out the Cubs’ scoring with two points, five boards and a steal.
With the win, the Cubs’ District 4-2A record improves to 1-1. Brownfield will host Colorado City Friday in the pit with at tip-off at 8 p.m.
In girls’ action, the Lady Cubs were neck and neck with the Lady Buffs for much of the game, until a scoring run midway through the fourth quarter gave them some breathing room and allowed them to hang on for the District 4-2A win to improve their record to 2-2 in conference play.
The Lady Cubs built a 19-14 lead by the close of the first quarter and stayed on top, 27-21 by halftime.
But the Lady Buffs rattled off six straight to open the third frame and narrow the gap, before the Lady Cubs pulled away again for a 38-31 advantage heading into the last quarter.
Brownfield stretched their lead to as much as 12 points at one point, but took the win, 51-43 at the final buzzer.
Freshman Lady Cub Autumn Williams was a force under the basket and led all scorers with 17 points on the night, as well as six rebounds, two steals and an assist.
She was followed by Lexi Cruz with 16 points and eight boards.
Tessa Hope was good for eight points on the night, while Ashli Smith poured in six.
Hope had six assists in the game and four rebounds. Smith was good for six assists and three rebounds.
Swaize Lee and Bralee Salas were good for a bucket each.
The Lady Cubs will be back on the court Friday when they take on the Colorado City Lady Wolves in the Pit.
The game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. and marks the halfway point through the girls District schedule.
With the win in Stanton Tuesday, the Lady Cubs reached the .500 mark with an improved 2-2 record.