GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Permian falls to Wolfforth Frenship

The Wolfforth Frenship girls basketball team continued to stay in the hunt for a District 2-6A title with an 80-32 win over Permian Tuesday at Permian Fieldhouse.

With the victory, the Lady Tigers improved to 27-3 overall, 5-1 in district and continued to keep pressure on first place San Angelo Central (19-10, 6-0), which defeated Midland Legacy Tuesday night to remain at the top of the standings.

“We needed this one,” Frenship head coach Trent Hillard said. “We want a playoff spot. We have to take care of our business and not worry about other games.”

Frenship’s only loss in district play was its first meeting against San Angelo Central earlier in the month.

Permian fell to 18-15, 1-5.

The Lady Tigers will face the Lady Bobcats later this week on Friday in Wolfforth.

“It’ll be a good matchup,” Hillard said. “We’re hungry for that one. They got us the first time at their place and now they get to come to our place. We’re hoping to be prepared. This district prepares you for those kind of games.”

Addisyn Bollinger led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 20 points while Abbi Holder had 13 and Andie Caddel and Jada Jackson each had 10 points.

Permian was led in scoring by Kimora Pierce who had 16 points while Briseyda Sanchez and Nisi Gomez each had seven.

“They’re a really good team,” Permian head coach Michael Ellis said. “They’re a good team for a reason. I thought we played well in the first half. We just didn’t play well (in the second half.”

The Lady Tigers began the game on a 6-0 run to take control.

The Lady Panthers got a few baskets down the stretch in the opening quarter to cut the deficit to 18-9 with 47 seconds left on the clock.

Frenship took a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.

A couple of free throws by the Frenship made it a 23-12 lead for the visitors.

Permian, however, managed to limit the Lady Tigers to only three points in the first three minutes of the second quarter.

Permian managed to make it a 10-point deficit with 1:21 left in the quarter.

However, a free throw by Jada Jackson and a basket by Kiah Buchanan helped the Lady Tigers to a late run in the quarter.

Frenship’s lead was 33-17 at the half.

The Lady Tigers began the second half with a three-point play by Addysn Bollinger to extend the visitors’ lead.

A put-back from Buchanan made it 40-17 before a timeout was called and the Lady Panthers went through the first two minutes of the second half without a basket.

The Lady Tigers continued to extend their lead and a 3-pointer by Bollinger made it 47-19 at the 4:11 mark.

By the end of the third quarter, the damage was Frenship 61, Permian 27.

“We made some good adjustments at halftime,” Hillard said. “We were getting too extended on our defense so we were able to compact it in to contain some of the scorers.”

Shots continued to fall for the Lady Tigers as Frenship went on a 12-5 run to begin the fourth quarter.

Permian will next face rivals Odessa High at 6 p.m. Friday at OHS Fieldhouse.

“It’s a must-win for us,” Ellis said. “We have four games left. We have to win all those games remaining if we want to make the playoffs.”