ANDREWS, Texas — Sixth-ranked Farwell started the Class 1A Division I playoffs with a convincing win.
Landry Actkinson had four of Farwell’s nine 3-pointers and finished with 21 points in a 77-36 win Friday over Reagan County in the Region I area round.
Luke Carpenter added 17 points for the Steers (28-2), who had a first-round bye. The Steers hit six 3-pointers in the first-quarter en route to a 28-9 lead.
Farwell bumped its lead to 46-18 to halftime.
“We played with a lot of pressure on the guards,” Farwell coach Shane Perkins said. “We forced a lot of turnovers.
“When you get a double-digit lead, that pressure starts wearing teams down.”
Farwell hit six of its nine 3-pointers during a 28-9 first quarter.
“They were packing it in with a zone,” Perkins said. “Our shooters were able to get open shots.”
Anthony Marquez led Reagan County (15-17) with 12 points.
Farwell will face the winner of Plains and Iraan next week in the regional quarterfinal.
Class 2A Region I
Muleshoe 61, Colorado 46 — Senior guard Tyson Turnbow scored 21 points and hit 6-of-6 free throws in the final quarter to help the Mules pull away from the Colorado City-based Wolves.
Muleshoe (21-10) led by five points going into the final period before outscoring Colorado 16-6.
“We played well as a team in the fourth quarter,” Mules coach Matt Mason said. “We didn’t turn the ball over and we played good defense.”
Senior center Cooper Washington added 16 points for Muleshoe, which finished second in District 2-2A The District 3-2A champion Wolves (29-5) were led by 15 points from 6-foot-3 senior post Blaze Alford.
Muleshoe will face Stanton (24-5), a 49-47 winner Friday over Bushland, in a regional semifinal on Wednesday at a time and site to be determined.