Eustace shuts out Kemp, 4-0
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACEIn their first match of the year, the Kemp Yellowjackets soccer team fell to
the Eustace Bulldogs, 4-0, Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets were scheduled to play at North Forney Friday night, and will return to
Eustace the next weekend, Jan. 13-15, to play in the Bulldog boys tournament.
Eustace was scheduled to host the Van Vandals Friday, and have a to be
announced date scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 11. That next weekend, they will host a boys
Eustace girls are scheduled to host a tournament Jan. 27-29.
After playing their entire first season on the road last year, the Jackets are
scheduled to host Princeton in their first home match at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.
While Tuesdays match was the first of the Yellowjackets sophomore season, it
was the fourth match for the Bulldogs.
As a 2A school, Eustace cant participate in UIL soccer, so they are playing an
outlaw schedule, and started play Dec. 7, 2010.
Additionally, three Eustace girls Hailey Mathis, Chelsea Grimes and LaShawnda
Martin regularly play against all-male opponents, as well as playing in any girls
In Tuesdays match, the Bulldogs got two goals from Ryan Brown and two goals from
Tyler McWilliams, with assists from Brown, Dakota Parrent, Shane Edmondson and Evan
In goal, Taylor Brown put together a shutout, making two key saves one of them on a
penalty kick, where he batted the ball up just enough to hit the top bar and bounce back
into the field.
Kemp coach Jason Thomas noted the Jackets are still determining their regular
line-up. Like last year, no Kemp girls chose to participate in the fledgling soccer
Sluggish Kemp falls to Quinlan
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KEMPKemps Lady Yellowjackets showed quite a bit of rust from the Christmas
layoff Monday, as the visiting Quinlan Ford Lady Panthers took a narrow 48-42 win.
It was the final non-district contest for the Lady Jackets, who were scheduled to
open District 13-3A basketball play at home Friday night against the Ferris Lady
Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Lady Jackets will host the Crandall Lady Pirates before
heading to Mabank Friday, Jan. 14, in two key first-round contests. Each evening opens
with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
In the grand scheme of things, Monday nights game against Quinlan meant very little,
and the Lady Jackets didnt show much enthusiasm, missing free throws, not
rebounding well and (unusually for them) losing control of the ball to the Lady Panther
The game was close until three minutes left, when (All-Region senior guard Michelle)
Ritterbach fouled out, Kemp coach Kent Smith noted later.
We had several opportunities in the last few minutes to tie the game by fouling them
they were 5-of-12 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter but failed
to make the baskets when we needed, Smith added.
We were 18-of-30 on free throws overall, but what hurt was when we hit 11-of-21 in
the first half, when we could have pulled out a better lead, Smith said.
Quinlan opened a 16-8 lead in the first quarter, but the Lady Jackets began
employing a half-court trap in the second quarter, leading to breakaway baskets or free
throw opportunities, and outscored the Lady Panthers 17-7 to take a 25-23 halftime lead.
Foul trouble, missed baskets (they were 9-of-34 inside the arc and 2-of-15 from 3-point
range), and turnovers continued to plague the Lady Jackets in the second half.
Quinlan outscored Kemp 10-7 in the third quarter and 15-10 in the fourth to forge the
final six-point win.
Brianna Powell led the Lady Jackets with 12 points and Ritterbach finished with 11,
with Kandace Rose adding nine points, Taylor Day six and Shannon Shipp four points.
Lions nip EHS in OT
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EUSTACEA miserable night at the free throw line eventually killed the Eustace
Bulldogs Tuesday, as the Teague Lions put a late comeback together to nip the Bulldogs,
74-69, in overtime.
Now 0-2 in District 14-2A play, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Mildred Friday night
before a first-round bye Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Friday, Jan. 14, the Bulldogs will resume district play at home against Blooming Grove,
with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests opening the evenings slate.
The Bulldogs shot just 10-of-28 at the charity stripe for the game (under 36 percent), and
even 50 percent would have been enough to hold off the Lions fourth-quarter
comeback, Eustace coach Chad Martinez noted later.
Teague opened a 12-7 lead in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs came back to outscore the
visiting Lions by five in the second quarter and tied the contest at 30-all by halftime.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs took a four-point lead, but the Lions outscored Eustace
by four in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 59 at the end of regulation.
During the overtime period, Teague outscored the Bulldogs 15-10 to take the narrow win.
Bulldog senior guard Addison Scott had one of his best games of the season, hitting 25
points to lead all scorers.
Braden Strickland added 17 for the Bulldogs, with Jacob McCarter, Chad Barina and Dalton
Lewis all scoring seven points each and both John Bradburn and Billy Key adding three
Lane Scruggs led the Lions with 17 points, with Ryan Lawrence adding 16, Ronard Nemons 12,
Jake McClain and Antonio Garcia 10 each, and Landon Lancaster nine points.