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  Lady Pirates scuttle MHS girls
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A big third-quarter run proved to be the difference Tuesday night, as the visiting Mesquite Poteet Lady Pirates eased past the Mabank Lady Panthers, 54-40.
Now 0-5 in District 15-4A basketball play, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to wind up the first round of district play on the road against Forney Friday night.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Lady Panthers will host Lancaster’s Lady Tigers in the second-round opener, and will travel to sixth-ranked West Mesquite next Friday, Jan. 22. Both evenings open with 6 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
Tuesday night’s contest was close early, as the Lady Panthers opened a 9-6 lead in the first quarter, but the Lady Pirates took advantage of some cold shooting by Mabank and a 3-point basket at the halftime horn to open a three-point lead, 20-17.
Poteet took control of the contest with a 23-9 run in the third quarter, taking a commanding 17-point lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Lady Panthers were able to cut the final margin down to 14 points.
Sara Springer led the Lady Panthers with 15 points, as Jeanice Mojica added 11 points.
Ashton Norman added six points, with Olivia Pannell scoring four points, Kourtney Holyfield two points and Maegan Olivarez and Cheyenne Alldredge chipping in free throws.
Shanovia Gamblin led Poteet with 23 points.

Kemp pops Athens
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Kemp’s Yellowjacket soccer team continues to shine in its inaugural season, dominating the hosting Athens Hornets in a Monday night match.
The Yellowjackets were scheduled to play in the Kennedale tournament this weekend.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Yellowjackets will travel to Venus for a 6:30 p.m. match, and then will visit Lindale, last year’s regional qualifiers, for a 6 p.m. match Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Playing against a mixture of varsity and junior varsity players, the Yellowjackets had at least 12 legitimate scoring opportunities, including a missed penalty kick, first-year coach Jason Thomas reported.
“Adrian Cruz started the scoring with a rocket from about 25 yards out,” Thomas said. “I’ve watched a lot of professional soccer, and the shot Adrian had was right out of the English Premier League highlights.”
Cruz has the ability to get all of his power behind his shot, which usually leaves goalies flat-footed, Thomas said.
“Cory Sitzmann had at least five one-on-one attempts with the goalie. He scored on two and got a penalty kick out of another,” Thomas noted.
“Cory is the best striker I’ve seen yet out of any of our opponents,” Thomas added. “He’s fast, and can run at full speed while maintaining control of the ball and faking out the defense/goalie.
“The referees even commented to me after the game about Cory’s scoring ability,” he said.
Dustin Jackson also scored a goal on a corner kick, showing hustle as a midfielder, and Derek Whiteley had another perfect game in goal.
“His (Whiteley’s) goalie gloves finally arrived, and tonight was the first time he has used the new ones,” Thomas said. “As usual, he saved a one-on-one, and about five other pretty good scoring chances that Athens had.”
Thomas praised the defensive unit of Tyler Jones, Patrick Renfro, Dayton Chambers, Eric Garza and Zach Patterson.
“They play together as a strong unit that really impressed me,” he said. “I’ve got a couple of guys on my defense who have never played in a soccer game setting, and for them to come together as a unit and hold each other accountable for the off-sides lines and man coverage is awesome to watch.”

EHS girls fall at Canton, 62-30
Monitor Staff Reports
CANTON–The hosting Canton Eaglettes held the Eustace Lady Bulldogs to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters Tuesday night to rack up a 62-30 win.
Now 0-2 in District 14-3A basketball play, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to host the Kemp Lady Yellowjackets Friday night.
Kemp improved to 2-0 in district play by stopping Wills Point 64-48 Tuesday (see related story), while Canton improved to 2-0 and Mineola also improved to 2-0 with a 48-40 win over hosting Van.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Lady Bulldogs will travel to Wills Point, and they will host Van Friday, Jan. 22. Each evening is scheduled to open with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
At Canton Tuesday night, the Eaglettes opened a 15-4 lead in the first quarter and outscored the Lady Bulldogs 19-9 in the second to take a commanding 19-point halftime lead, 33-14.
The Eaglettes outscored the Lady Bulldogs 12-6 in the third quarter to take a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, Canton outscored Eustace 17-10 to forge the final 32-point margin.
Allie Cass led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points, with Harmony Allen adding four, Richards four, Jenny McConathy and Ashlie Phillips three, and Catania Grant and Megan Renteria two points each.
Kelsey Nixon led the Eaglettes with 15 points (five 3-point baskets), as Lexi Callan added 14 and Meagan Wilson had 10.

Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Jan. 19
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS vs Mineola*
EHS @ Wills Point*

Jan. 22
MHS @ West Mesquite*
KHS @ Canton*
EHS vs Van*

Jan. 26
MHS idle
KHS @ Van*
EHS @ Mineola*

Jan. 29
MHS @ Terrell*
KHS @ Wills Point*
EHS vs Canton*

Feb. 2
MHS vs Red Oak*

Feb. 5
MHS @ Mesquite Poteet*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*
(*District contest)
Boys basketball

Jan. 19
MHS @ Lancaster*
KHS vs Mineola*
EHS @ Wills Point*

Jan. 22
MHS vs West Mesquite*
KHS @ Canton*
EHS vs Van*

Jan. 26
MHS idle
KHS @ Van*
EHS @ Mineola*


Jan. 19
KHS @ Venus

Jan. 21-23
MHS g @ Eustace tourn.
EHS hosts tournament

Jan. 26
MHS girls vs Ferris
KHS @ Lindale
EHS @ Kilgore

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