After the first week of Lone Star conference action in men’s basketball, three teams are undefeated in conference play. Four teams are looking for their first conference win. Three teams are ranked in the top 25 nationally with West Texas A&M remaining at #8, while UT-Permian Basin moved from #17 to #13 and Texas A&M Kingsville dropped from #20 to #23. Texas A&M Commerce is receiving votes in the polls.

#13 UT-Permian Basin sits atop the standings at 3-0 with wins over Eastern New Mexico University, Western New Mexico University, and #8 West Texas A&M. Commerce sits at 2-0 in conference play with wins over Cameron University and Midwestern State University. The third undefeated team in conference play is Texas A&M – Kingsville who got their lone win over Angelo State.

West Texas A&M sits at 2-1 with wins over the two New Mexico schools. Tarleton State University and Cameron University sit at 1-1; Angelo is 0-1 and Western New Mexico University, Eastern New Mexico University, and Midwestern State University are all looking for their first win against two losses.

There are no big matchups in the schedule this week as far as top teams playing each other. Western New Mexico University will be on the road to take on Tarleton State and Commerce. Commerce will also host Eastern New Mexico. Kingsville will host Cameron University while West Texas goes out to conference to host Lubbock Christian University.

Games on the schedule for early next week will see Lone Star teams going out of conference as WNMU hosts Southwest University and Arizona Christian College on Tuesday and Wednesday night respectively. Eastern New Mexico will travel to Lubbock Christian University and Tarleton State will host Western Oregon University.


Dorian Armstrong, Texas A&M University-Commerce, SR, Forward, Detroit, Mich., Mt. Clemens HS

Armstrong shot better than 70 percent from the field and 85 percent from behind the arc last week in the Lions' two wins to open LSC play. He scored a career-high 22 points against Cameron in the Lions' one-point win to go along with eight rebounds. He shot 8-of-10 from the field in the win. Armstrong then had 11 points and nine rebounds in the Lions' 18-point win over Midwestern State. He is third in the LSC in rebounding and is shooting 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from three so far this season.

Ryan Quaid, West Texas A&M University, JR, Guard, Fort Collins, Colo., Fossil Ridge HS

Quaid averaged another double-double with 12.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in a pair of conference road wins to stretch the Buffs' winning streak to eight games. He had 28 rebounds for the week, including 20 on the defensive end, as the Buffs held teams to a 37.4 field goal percentage and 65.5 scoring average. Quaid tallied a career-high 20 rebounds in the 76-62 win at Western New Mexico on Thursday as he pulled down 16 on the defensive end for his third double-double of the season. He also had a season-high four blocks versus the Mustangs. Quaid followed that performance with eight rebounds and 11 points at Eastern New Mexico on Saturday in a 99-69 blowout win. Quaid is averaging a double-double this season at 14.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Live from Silver City

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.

Welcome to our new version of classified ads.  We invite you our readers to post your own classifieds, which are available for viewing 24/7 and are very reasonable in price.

We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It's a software problem, not easily fixable, other than showing fewer articles per summary page. If you are a frequent visitor, you might not mind fewer articles per page, but if you only come once in a while, you likely want to see more articles to browse. Write me at editor@grantcountybeat.com to let me know your feelings on this issue. 

Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised. 

The Grant County Beat endeavors to post to the Elections page, under News, at the least, notices of candidates for Grant County races. Some candidates for statewide races have also sent their notices. 

The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions  include the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  


All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.

If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!

Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat

When you click on the blue and orange button on the upper left side of most pages, you will find out how you can help the Beat defray its expenses, which, with increased readership, continue to grow. You will arrive at a page that gives you options of how you can Help the Beat. All help is greatly appreciated and keeps the news you want and need coming into your browser.

Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.

Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com