Last season, the Fabens Wildcats nearly advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Class 3A boys basketball playoffs, losing a close game to Pampa.
But this year, the 17-11 Wildcats who have won three straight district titles, have a good chance to win their third round game against Dalhart. Fabens has a knack for winning close games this year. It beat Lubbock Cooper 71-69 in overtime in the area round game and before that rallied to beat Clint to clinch the District 3-3A game and I was there for that one. Fabens seems to like close games and finding ways to win. Against Clint, the team rallied for a win after being down for most of the game.
Jaime Portillo and Andrew Gabaldon are two of the key Wildcat players and both will need big games for Fabens to move on, but don't be shocked to see them playing this weekend.