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Lady Eagles fly past Eustace
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Showing a significant edge in quickness and team speed, the 15th-ranked Canton Lady Eagles opened a 19-2 first-quarter lead and went on to pound the hosting Eustace Lady Bulldogs, 67-22, Tuesday night.
The Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to face hosting Kemp Friday night in a key District 14-3A basketball matchup.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Lady Bulldogs will host the Wills Point Lady Tigers, who fell to the Kemp girls, 42-38, Tuesday night (see related story).
Next Friday, Jan. 23, Eustace will go on the road to face the Van Lady Vandals in the final first-round contest.
Canton opened the game with a withering full-court press, but quickly backed off into a half-court trap, which forced numerous Eustace turnovers.
“Canton is a great basketball team. They play hard on both ends of the floor, and they play smart,” new Eustace coach DaLinda Cassell (herself a former Canton standout) said later.
“The press and ball pressure made it hard for us to get into any type of offense,” Cassell said. “I thought our girls never gave up and gave me all they had.”
It didn’t help that Lady Bulldog sophomore forward Allie Cass got into foul trouble early and had to sit much of the first half.
“When she played in the second half, she scored eight points, and ended with 10 points for the game,” Cassell said. “(Cass) is our most consistent player, and came close to having another double-double.”
In addition to Cass’ 10 points, Vanessa Lopez had four points, Jenny McConathy three, both Jessica McConathy and Nicole McNeel had two points and Harmony Allen added a free throw.
Meagan Wilson led the Lady Eagles with 18 points, with Lexi Callan adding 15, Nicholette Wilkerson 12 and Kelsey Nixon 11.

Kemp girls beat WP, 42-38
Monitor Staff Reports
WILLS POINT–Kemp’s Lady Yellowjackets evened their District 14-3A basketball record at 1-1 Tuesday with a 42-38 win over the hosting Wills Point Lady Tigers.
The Lady ’Jackets were scheduled to host Eustace Friday night. Eustace was blown out Tuesday by the 15th-ranked Canton Lady Eagles (see related story).
Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Lady ’Jackets will travel to Mineola for a key district contest, opening with a 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity game, and next Friday, Jan. 23, Kemp will host Canton.
At Wills Point Tuesday, the Lady ’Jackets began the second half with a 13-0 run to blow open a close contest.
In the first half, both teams had played fairly evenly, with the Lady Tigers hitting a basket at the buzzer to take a 15-14 lead.
Wills Point was able to cut Kemp’s 12-point lead down to seven points going into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Lady Tigers reduced the Kemp lead to two points, but the Lady ’Jackets were able to hold them off by hitting their free throw attempts down the stretch.
Michelle Ritterbach and Brittany Simmons led the Lady ’Jackets with nine points each, with Ritterbach hitting one 3-point basket and Simmons two, plus a steal.
Amanda Lawrence added seven points (including a trey) and three steals, while Shannon Shipp had five points and three rebounds.
Freshman post Candace Rose scored four points and hauled down nine rebounds, while Meagan Lacy had three points (all from the free throw line), two steals, one block and seven rebounds.
Shelbie Wright and Chelsey Mulvaney each scored two points, and Brandy Simmons added a free throw.

Panthers pop Poteet
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Panthers held off a late comeback by the Mesquite Poteet Pirates to notch a 54-52 win Monday.
Now 15-6 on the season and 2-1 in District 15-4A basketball play, the Panthers were scheduled to visit Forney Friday.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Panthers will host sixth-ranked Lancaster, opening with 6 p.m. sub-varsity contests. Next Friday, the Panthers will wrap up the first round of district play with a road contest at West Mesquite before an open date Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Before a good-sized hometown crowd, the Panthers opened a 15-7 lead in the first quarter behind Micky Pycha’s nine points (including a 3-point basket) and Kolton Browning’s six points.
However, the Panthers’ shooting cooled off in the second quarter, and the Pirates were able to pull back within five points, 25-20, at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Panthers got nine points (including a trey) from Browning and a second trey from Pycha to take an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter, 42-34.
In the final frame, however, the Pirates outscored the Panthers 18-12 to pull within two points by the end of regulation.
The Panthers had just two baskets (one from Browning and one from Tyler Fisher) in the period, but Browning had a so-so night at the free throw line, hitting just 4-of-8 in the fourth quarter, while teammate Griffin Marshall hit 4-of-6 to help hold off the Pirates.
Browning finished with a game-high 23 points, while Pycha finished with 12 points, Marshall nine, Fisher had seven and newly elevated junior varsity player Unterrous Toliver had two points.
Bryton Flint led the Pirates with 15 points, as Derek Winkley had 10 and Michael Bables nine.


Upcoming games

Girls Basketball

Jan. 20
MHS @ Lancaster*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

Jan. 23
MHS vs West Mesquite*
KHS vs Canton*
EHS @ Van*
*district contest
Boys Basketball

Jan. 20
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS @ Mineola*
EHS vs Wills Point*

Jan. 23
MHS @ West Mesquite*
KHS vs Canton*
EHS @ Van*
*district contest

Jan. 20
MHS g vs Greenville
EHS b/g @ Ferris

Jan. 22-24
EHS g @ Kennendale tourn.

Jan. 27
MHS b vs Ferris
EHS g/b vs Forney/DPrep


Jan. 24
MHS hosts meet


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