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Whirlwinds take OT win at 3A Littlefield to remain undefeated

(File Photo/Deon Zumwalt)

LITTLEFIELD — Floydada freshman Braun Hobbs was a perfect 4-for-4 at the free-throw line and junior Jayson Cooper was 1-for-2 at the line, plus made a 2-point field goal in overtime to lead the Whirlwinds (7-0) to a hard fought 63-58 win over Littlefield at Wildcat Gym on Waylon Jennings Boulevard on Tuesday night. Floydada was 17-25 (68 percent) as a team at the free-throw line which played a significant role in their seventh straight win to start the season.

Floydada possessed a 28-22 lead at intermission before Littlefield staged an 18-13 comeback in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 54-54 at the end of regulation. The Whirlwinds then outscored the Wildcats 9-4 in the extra stanza to take the 63-58 win on the road. It was the Whirlwinds’ first overtime game of the season.

Sophomore Abram Castillo led Floydada with 20 points, while the trio of Hobbs, Cooper and freshman Ty Henderson made double-figures with 14, 13 and 10 points respectively.

Littlefield’s top scorers were Tyrell Norman with 13 and Chippy Green with 11.

The Whirlwinds have nearly turned into a “pick-your-poison lineup” with Abrams (22.9 avg.), Hobbs (13 avg.), Cooper (10.1 avg.), Henderson (9.3 avg.) and Aiden Trevino (6.9 avg.). Floydada’s defense feeds the offense. The minutes the other players are contributing have been very important, especially in the paint.

Scoring

Floydada – 13 15 13 13 9 – 63
Littlefield – 11 11 14 18 4 – 58

Hafltime: Floydada 28-22
End of Regulation: tied 54-54
Overtime: Floydada 9-4

Floydada scoring: Abram Castillo – 20, Braun Hobbs – 14, Jayson Cooper – 13, Ty Henderson – 10,
Aiden Trevino – 6

Floydada rebounds: Castillo – 9, Henderson – 9, Trevino – 6, Hobbs – 5, Cooper – 4, Hagen Hinsley – 2, Brett Brittian – 1

Next: Whirlwind Classic, Thursday through Saturday (Dec. 9-11) at Whirlwind Gym.

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