Darius Nelson scored 19 points and fellow freshman Cedrick Lang had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds as the Orange beat the White, 73-70, in UTEP Basketball’s tip-off scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at the Don Haskins Center
An early turnover put Jefferson on the board first but the Silver Foxes would not score again as the Chapin Huskies won 49-7 to clinch the District 1-4A title finishing undefeated in district play and 7-2 overall to end the regular season.
After two consecutive wins, the Miners are relatively injury free. Which is good because they will need all hands on deck when they face a hard-hitting Southern Miss squad who is atop the C-USA Eastern Division.
After a year hiatus, the El Paso Tigers are back atop the 1-4A volleyball standings and Friday they end the regular season with rival Chapin.
Both teams finished the season 13-1 having each beaten each other once.