Sports and Outdoors

     

 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 320.83
Water Temperature:
46 degrees

 

 

  Panthers stay in playoff contention
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A strong start propelled the Mabank Panthers to a 54-42 win over the visiting Crandall Pirates Tuesday.
The victory evened the Panthers’ District 13-3A basketball record at 2-2. The Panthers were scheduled to visit Kemp in the final first-round contest Friday.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Panther junior Kolton Browning brings the ball across the key during Mabank’s 54-42 win over visiting Crandall Tuesday.


Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Panthers are scheduled to open second-round play at home against the Kaufman Lions, who edged the Panthers 58-57 in overtime in the district opener on the Lions’ home court.
Friday, Feb. 1, the Panthers will visit the Eustace Bulldogs. Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity games.
At home against the Pirates Tuesday, the Panthers opened an early six-point lead behind Albin Gashi (seven points, including a 3-point basket) and Kolton Browning (three points), and expanded their lead to 10 points by halftime, 32-22.
The Pirates tried to counter by going inside to burly Brett Russell, but he didn’t see much scoring success, either from the floor or from the free throw line.
In the third quarter, the Panthers held off any comeback attempt by the Pirates behind Browning, who scored six of his 16 points (including 4-of-6 from the charity stripe) in the period.
Mabank’s prowess at the free throw line thwarted the Pirates’ comeback efforts in the fourth quarter, as the Panthers hit 10-of-14 (including 3-of-4 by Gashi) in the final stanza.
Gashi led all scorers with 19 points, while Browning finished with 16 and Haydon Blair scored six points.
Tyler Fisher added five points, Griffin Marshall and Tray Phillips had three points each, and Jacob Woodard added two points.
Tyler Gray led the Pirates with nine points, as Travis Dykman had eight and Russell finished with seven points.
 

Kaufman stifles Eustace, 50-17
Monitor Staff Reports
KAUFMAN–The hosting Kaufman Lady Lions held the Eustace Lady Bulldogs to four points in the second half Tuesday to win 50-17.
With the loss in the second-round opener, the Lady Bulldogs fell to 0-6 in District 13-3A basketball play. They were scheduled to host Ferris Friday.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Lady Bulldogs will host the Kemp Lady Yellowjackets, and Friday, Feb. 1, the Eustace girls will host the Mabank Lady Panthers.
Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity games.
At Kaufman Tuesday, the two teams posted a tight first quarter, as the Lady Lions opened a 10-9 lead.
Brisha Ward led the Lady Bulldogs, scoring all five of her points in the opening period.
Kaufman took a seven-point halftime lead by outscoring Eustace 10-4 in the second quarter, as Cassie Freeman’s 3-point basket was Eustace’s only field goal.
In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs scored only two baskets, one in the third quarter by Amber Perkins and one in the fourth period by Jaqlynn Bliss.
The Lady Lions scored 18 in the third quarter (six by Shetara Stein) and 12 in the fourth quarter to forge the final 33-point margin.
Ward led the Lady Bulldogs with five points, as both Jenny McConathy and Freeman finished with three points each, and Jessica McConathy, Perkins and Bliss all finished with two points.
Stein led all scorers with 12 points, as Shelby Petross added 10 points.

Dallas Boat Show set Feb. 1-10
Monitor Staff Reports
DALLAS–Nearly 20 Cedar Creek Lake area businesses will be participating in the 55th annual Dallas Winter Boat Show at Dallas Market Hall Feb. 1-10.
Three area businesses – Johnson Monroe Realtors of Gun Barrel City, Ski N Scats of Eustace and Texas Hydro Sports of Payne Springs – are on the exhibitors list at the show, which drew more than 800 boats last year.
In addition, 15 businesses will be represented at the Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce booth.
Show hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children 13 and under, with children under 3 admitted free. Dallas Market Hall is located at 2200 Stemmons Freeway (I-35 north).
For more information on the show, check the official website www.dallasboatshow.net.

 

Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Jan. 29
MHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs KHS*

Feb. 1
EHS vs MHS*
KHS vs Crandall*

Feb. 5
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*
(end regular season)
*District 13-3A contest
Boys basketball

Jan. 29
MHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs KHS*

Feb. 1
EHS vs MHS*
KHS vs Crandall*

Feb. 5
MHS vs Ferris*
KHS @ Kaufman*
EHS @ Crandall*
*District 13-3A contest
Soccer

Jan. 28
EHS g/b vs Lindale*

Jan. 29
MHS g/b vs Terrell* (g here)

Feb. 1
MHS g/b vs Kaufman* (b here)
EHS g/b @ Marshall*
*District contest
Powerlifting

Feb. 23
District 13-3A meet
(Crandall)
Track

Feb. 28
Cedar Creek Relays
(Mabank)