Bulldogs notch second
straight district win
By Sam Epps
BUFFALO–The Eustace Bulldogs earned their second
straight District 14-2A win Tuesday after beating the Buffalo
The win gives the Bulldogs a 2-3 district record.
Both teams came out with strong defense in the first period,
while the offenses were slow to get moving.
After the first period, the score was tied, 4-4.
The Bulldog offense cranked things up in the second period,
scoring 14 points. Meanwhile, on the other side of the court,
the Eustace defense held Buffalo to just two points, giving the
Bulldogs a 18-6 halftime lead.
Buffalo’s offense outperformed Eustace in the third period,
scoring nine points to the ’Dogs’ four points.
Any momentum Buffalo gained in the third period was wiped out in
the fourth as Eustace held the Bison to four points, while
scoring 10 for themselves.
Jacob McCarter led the Bulldogs with 10 points. “He (McCarter)
scored 10 points, leading a balanced Bulldog attack,” Eustace
head coach Chad Martinez said.
“He also played great defense, along with the rest of the
Bulldogs, in limiting the Bison to only 19 points in the game.”
Dalton Lewis added nine points and John Bradburn had seven.
The Bulldogs returned to action Friday as they hosted Leon
“This is the last game of the first round of district play and
the Bulldogs are looking to claw back to 3-3 and get in the
playoff hunt going into round two,” Martinez commented.
Lady Pirates slip past Lady
By Sam Epps
CRANDALL–The Crandall Lady Pirates slipped past the visiting
Mabank Lady Panthers, 37-35, Tuesday.
Despite a strong game by Olivia Pannell, who scored 16 points
against Crandall, Mabank had no other players score in double
In the first period, Crandall took an 11-8 lead after the first
period, and by halftime had a 19-16 lead.
Still well within reach, Mabank came out strong in the third
period, scoring 10 points to Crandall’s eight, cutting the Lady
Pirates’ lead to 27-26.
In a very close fourth period, Crandall scored 10 points, and
Mabank scored just nine, giving the Lady Pirates the two point
advantage and the win.
“I feel like we didn’t have any energy offensively or
defensively in this game,” Mabank head coach Ashleigh Weeaks
said. “I take the blame for not having them mentally prepared
for this game.”
Kourtney Holyfield scored eight points against Crandall,
Cheyenne Alldredge scored four, Makenna Allen added three, and
Alex Brady and Ashton Norman each scored two points for the Lady
“I was very disappointed in how we came out, but the bottom line
is the season is not over, we have to put this loss behind us,”
The Lady Panthers hosted the North Forney Lady Falcons Friday,
and are set to host the Kafuman Lady Lions Tuesday.
Who gets there first?
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
A West Mesquite Lady Wrangler kicks the ball away from a Mabank
Lady Panther Alexis Tovar (14) Tuesday.