The Lipan Indians are back in the playoffs.
Friday’s 72-60 victory in Strawn secured their return after having missed last season, the first miss in a couple of decades.
But coach Cody Chandler said his team has even more in their sights.
“The victory clinched a playoff birth, and put us in position to be able to force a possible three-way tie for first place in district,” he said.… Read the rest
The Lipan Indians used a 20-9 second-quarter run to open up a 15-point halftime advantage on their way to a 59-42 victory in a District 17-A basketball game at Gorman Tuesday.
The Indians (11-13 overall) improved to 4-2 in district and remained in third place behind Lingleville, No. 9 in the state, and No. 10 Huckabay. Lipan played both close last week, losing by five at Lingleville and by three at home to Huckabay.… Read the rest
The Lipan Lady Indians set themselves up for the game they wanted with an 86-47 victory at Gorman Tuesday.
Led by Lanie Roberts’ career high of 40 points to go with 11 steals and nine rebounds, the Lady Indians (29-1, 8-0 in 17-A) rolled into Strawn last night with a one-game lead and a chance to clinch district.
“It’s a big game.… Read the rest
Over their history, Lipan and Huckabay have played some great and memorable basketball games.
Like the one played this past Friday in Lipan, a 68-65 Huckabay victory.
“What a great game tonight to be a part of,” said Lipan coach Cody Chandler. “This game lived up to the tradition of all the years of battles between these two basketball-rich programs.”
The game went back and forth throughout, with Huckabay taking a lead late in the fourth quarter and holding on.… Read the rest
Unlike the boys contest Friday that was the latest chapter in a history of thrilling contests among rivals, the Lipan-Huckabay girls game was over by the end of the first quarter as Lipan had a 29-point lead.
Oh, they played the final three quarters, and Lipan, the state’s No. 1 team in Class A Division II, finished with a 90-15 rout of Huckabay.… Read the rest
The Lipan Indians rallied from an early 11-0 deficit to tie the game, but host Lingleville pulled away for a 66-61 victory in a District 17-A basketball game Tuesday.
The win left Lingleville (18-2, 4-0 in 17-A), No. 9 in the state in Class A Division II, alone in first place in district. Lipan (10-12, 3-1) slipped into a tie for second with Huckabay, whom the Indians were hosting last night.… Read the rest
The Lipan Indians improved to 3-0 and prepared for their biggest week of the basketball season Friday with a 54-39 victory at Gordon.
Lipan (10-11 overall) was playing at Lingleville, the No. 9 team in the state in Class A Division II, last night for sole possession of first place in District 17-A. They host rival Huckabay, ranked No. 10, Friday.… Read the rest
by ROGER ENLOW
LIPAN — It was asking almost too much for a 2-year-old to stand in front of a crowd and hold a cake for several minutes.
The cake slipped but no damage done. It was tightly wrapped.
Homemade cakes were auctioned at halftime of the Lipan-Strawn basketball games Tuesday night.
The No. 1-ranked Lipan Lady Indians dished out some sweetness of their own, scoring a key 73-51 win over the Lady Greyhounds in a battle for the District 17-A lead.… Read the rest
Distractions? What distractions?
While the annual Hood County Livestock Show was keeping many of the students at Lipan High busy – including basketball players – that didn’t get in the way of the Indians opening District 17-A play with a 90-42 rout of Gorman at home Friday.
“This was probably the most complete game we have played in the last two seasons,” said Lipan coach Cody Chandler.… Read the rest