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Shooting for two

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp senior Ashley Zellmer tosses a hook shot Dec. 15 against Ennis St. John’s. Also seen is Kemp sophomore Meagan Lacy (3).
 

Panthers go 1-2 at Tyler
Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–Mabank’s Panthers went 1-2 in the annual Wagstaff Classic basketball tournament on the Tyler Junior College campus Dec. 27-29.
The Panthers will host the Brownsboro Bears in their final non-district contest Tuesday, Jan. 9, with a 4:30 p.m. freshman contest opening a three-game slate.
Friday, Jan. 12, the Panthers open District 13-3A play at home against the Kaufman Lions. Next Tuesday, Jan. 16, the Mabank boys travel to Eustace. Both evenings open with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
At Tyler, the Panthers opened with an 88-71 loss to the Chapel Hill Bulldogs.
Chris Mass, who quarterbacked the Bulldogs past Mabank in the Division I football playoffs, again led Chapel Hill with a quadruple-double, scoring 22 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, handing out 11 assists and making 11 steals, while also blocking seven shots.
The second quarter proved to be the key to the contest, as the Bulldogs outscored the Panthers 33-17 to take a 15-point halftime lead, 47-32.
Both teams matched points in the second half.
Wayland Pharms led the Panthers with 18 points and Kolton Browning added 15.
In the second round, Mabank rebounded to defeat the Troup Tigers, 77-59, using a 23-9 third-quarter run to blow open a close game.
Browning led five players in double figures with 22 points, as Jarred Batson had 18, Pharms 15, Barry Prather 12 and Haydon Blair 10 points.
The next day, Lindale’s Eagles handed the Panthers a 72-66 loss, opening a 23-7 lead in the first quarter and never letting Mabank get close.
Balanced scoring marked the Panther effort, as six players scored in double figures.
Batson led Mabank with 15 points, as Bair and Pharms both scored 13 points, Browning had 12 and Prather 11.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank’s Jarred Batson (center) battles with a Terrell Tiger for possession Dec. 12 as teammate David Parry (extreme left) stands near.
 





Upcoming Games
 

Boys' Basketball

Jan. 8
EHS vs Westwood

Jan. 9
MHS vs Brownsboro
KHS vs Palestine

Jan. 12
MHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs KHS*

Jan. 16
MHS @ EHS*
KHS vs Crandall*

Jan. 19
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*

Jan. 23
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS vs Kaufman*

Jan. 26
MHS vs KHS*
EHS @ Ferris*

Jan. 30
MHS @ Kaufman*
KHS vs EHS*
*District 13-3A game



 

Girls' Basketball

Jan. 9
KHS vs MHS*
EHS vs Ferris*

Jan. 12
MHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs KHS*

Jan. 16
EHS vs MHS*
KHS vs Crandall*

Jan. 19
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*

Jan. 23
MHS @ Crandall*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS vs Kaufman*

Jan. 26
MHS vs Kemp*
EHS @ Ferris*

Jan. 30
MHS @ Kaufman*
KHS vs EHS*
*District 13-3A game