Yes, the Pecos Panthers still know how to play in close games.
The Panthers had to tap into that skill set for the first time this season Friday, rallying to edge Santa Rosa 49-48 in the finals of the Tri-Cities Tournament.
Pecos and head coach Ira Harge got plenty of practice in nailbiters last season; eight games ended with single-digit margins of victory, with four of those decided by a single possession.
This year, not so much. Up until Friday, each of their games had been decided by 11 points or more.