-- Melvin Johnson III scored five of his nine points during a crucial 10-2 second half run, and UTSA held off a late rally by UTEP to win the season opener between the two teams, 73-64 on Friday night at the Don Haskins Center.
Austin Trout danced with Frank Loporto for six rounds before the Aussie had enough. After taking a brutal beating officials stopped the WBA Light Middleweight fight with the Las Crucean defending his title.
El Paso teams have struggled in post season games in the Panhandle. Such was not the case for the Franklin Cougars who had little trouble on the road beating Lubbock Monterrey 44-14 Thursday night in Frenship.