Lady Panthers defeat North
By Sam Epps
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers overcame weak shooting to defeat
the visiting North Forney Lady Falcons, 48-38, Friday.
“We did not shoot the ball very well, but we played very hard
and came out on top,” Mabank head coach Ashleigh Weeaks said.
“The hustle and the heart that the girls came into the game
with, was what we needed to win this game.”
Both defenses were running strong in the first half of the game,
leading to a 17-17 halftime score.
Mabank scored 11 in the first period and the Lady Falcons scored
scores flip-flopped in the second period, with Mabank scoring
six and North Forney scoring 11.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Lady Panther Ashton Norman (20) sinks a shot against the
visiting North Forney Lady Falcons Friday. The Mabank girls
defeated North Forney, 48-38.
The offensive game picked up somewhat in the third period, as
Mabank scored 13 points and the Lady Falcons scored eight,
giving Mabank a 5-point lead.
The fourth period turned into a shootout, compared to the first
half of the game, with the Lady Panthers banging out 18 points
and North Forney scoring 13.
Lady Panther Makenna Allen led the Lady Panther scoring drive
with 14 points.
Cheyenne Alldredge followed with nine points.
Kourtney Holyfield and Ashton Norman both scored eight points,
while Olivia Pannell and Molly Groom each had four points.
Pannell also had eight rebounds, while Norman had seven.
Alldredge and Allen both six rebounds.
Norman and Holyfield both had three assists on the night.
The Lady Panthers hosted Kaufman Tuesday, and will travel to
Ferris to face the Yellowjackets Friday.
Fly-fisher class to be held at
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach
fly-fishing for beginners from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
11, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.
The class is open to adults 18 and older. No fly-fishing
experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students
may bring their own.
The $50 fee for the class includes entrance to TFFC for the day
of the class, lunch and a season pass to TFFC so students can
return for more fishing as often as they like.
Instruction will focus on equipment selection, knot tying,
casting and fishing for rainbow trout in TFFC’s 1.5-acre casting
pond. Catch-and-release fishing is free, but anglers may pay $5
for the opportunity to catch and keep up to five fish.
Reservations are required, and the class is limited to 20
Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 10. Checks should be made
payable to “Friends of TFFC.”
For more information or to register for the class, call Craig
Brooks at (903) 670-2222.
Leon girls beat Lady Bulldogs
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–The visiting Leon Lady Cougars defeated the Eustace Lady
Bulldogs, 76-46, Friday.
Eustace scored 11 points in both of the first two periods of the
game, but Leon scored 17 in the first, and had a huge, 24-point
second period to take a, 41-22, lead at halftime.
The Lady Bulldogs played strong in the third period, outscoring
Leon’s defense, however, clamped down tightly in the fourth
period, allowing Eustace just five points in the fourth period.
The Lady Cougar offense racked up another 21 points in the
“We played hard and did some things well,” Eustace head coach
DaLinda Cassell said. “Leon is just a great team, and they shoot
the ball extremely well.”
Katy Brigham had 18 points, all of which were three-pointers.
Kacie Richards scored 14 points, Catania Grant scored seven and
Chelsea Oldham added four points to the Lady Bulldog score.
The Eustace girls traveled to Malakoff Tuesday, and will return
home to face Teague Friday.