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Kemp boys stop Eustace
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–With a number of starters on the bench, the hosting Kemp Yellowjackets eased past the Eustace Bulldogs 50-40 Tuesday.
Kemp’s win opened the second round of District 13-3A basketball play for both schools and gave the ’Jackets a 14-12 season mark and a 5-1 district record, while the Bulldogs fell to 0-6 in loop play.
Friday, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Mabank, while the Kemp boys were scheduled to visit Crandall.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, Kemp will host the Kaufman Lions, hoping to avenge a first-round loss, while Eustace will host the Crandall Pirates. Next Friday, Feb. 9, Eustace will visit Kaufman, while Kemp will visit Ferris.
Each evening’s slate opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity games.
Kemp now has a one-game lead in the district standings. Kaufman and Crandall are both 4-2, while Mabank fell to 3-3 with a loss to Kaufman Tuesday, followed by Ferris at 2-4.
The ’Jackets defeated the Bulldogs 52-34 in their first-round matchup at Eustace Jan. 12, and Kemp coach Tracy Carter chose to rest three starters in Tuesday’s game.
With a significant edge in quickness and experience, starting senior guards Joseph Simmons and Justin Gibson helped the ’Jackets open a 17-10 lead in the first quarter, and Kemp padded its lead to 11 points by halftime, 32-21.
Both teams matched baskets in the second half, as a one-point scoring edge by the Bulldogs in the third quarter left the final margin at 10 points.
Gibson, coming off a 25-point effort in an overtime win against Mabank Jan. 26, led the ’Jackets with 16 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets, along with five rebounds and three assists.
Simmons finished with 14 points, including three treys.
James Trim added 11 points, while Patrick Dowd had seven points and Chas Gipson scored two points.
Junior David Graves led the Bulldogs with 13 points, while Ryan Schwanbeck added 11 points.
Point guard Zac Keeling scored seven points, while Jacob Horton had four, Thomas Clowdus scored three points and senior post Blake Townley added two points.


Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Yellowjacket junior Chas Gipson (33) ties up Eustace Bulldog senior Ryan Schwanbeck (22), with help from senior teammate Joseph Simmons (extreme left), during Kemp’s 50-40 win over the visiting Bulldogs. Also shown are Kemp’s Patrick Dowd (30) and Eustace’s Blake Townley (extreme right).

 

Kemp girls bop Eustace, 72-42
Monitor Staff Reports

KEMP–Fueled by a significant edge in quickness and team speed, the hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets raced past the Eustace Lady Bulldogs Tuesday, 72-42.
The win improved the Lady ’Jackets to 3-5 in District 13-3A basketball play, trailing unbeaten Kaufman (8-0), Crandall (6-2) and Mabank (4-4).
Eustace fell to 1-7 in loop play, trailing Ferris (2-6).
Kemp’s girls were scheduled to visit Crandall Friday, while the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Mabank.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, Eustace will wind up the second round of district play and the regular season when they host Crandall, while Kemp will host 11th-ranked Kaufman in their season finale.
Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity games.
In their first-round matchup at Eustace Jan. 12, the Lady ’Jackets won by 30 points, and Tuesday’s contest proved to be no closer.
After a tight first quarter, the Lady ’Jackets blew open a 10-6 game with a 25-4 run in the second quarter, forging a 35-10 halftime lead.
Senior Ashley Zellmer keyed the run, scoring 13 of her game-high 34 points, including two of her five 3-point baskets.
In the second half, the Lady ’Jackets continued to push the ball upcourt at every opportunity, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 19-12 in the third quarter and 18-10 in the fourth quarter to forge the final 30-point margin.
Zellmer hit three treys in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of the Lady ’Jackets’ 18 points.
Sarah Smith added 18 points for the Kemp girls, while Meagan Lacy and Amanda Lawrence each chipped in five points.
Both Alex Valentine and Ashley Darby scored four points each, and Kate Donovan added two points.
Cassie Freeman led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points, including a trio of 3-point baskets in the second half.
Alyson Harlan added nine points, while Traci Garrett scored five points, Brisha Ward scored three points and Shelby Knight added a free throw.


Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Lady Yellowjacket senior Ashley Zellmer (12) tries to move past Eustace Lady Bulldog defender Shelby Knight during Kemp’s 30-point win over Eustace Tuesday. Zellmer led all scorers with 34 points, including five 3-point baskets.

 

 


 

Upcoming Games
 

Boys' Basketball

Feb. 6
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs Crandall*

Feb. 9
MHS vs Crandall*
KHS @ Ferris*
EHS @ Kaufman*

Feb. 13
MHS @ KHS*
EHS vs Ferris*
(end regular season)

*District 13-3A game
 

Girls' Basketball

Feb. 6
MHS @ Ferris*
KHS vs Kaufman*
EHS vs Crandall*
(end regular season)

*District 13-3A game

 

Baseball

Feb. 5
MHS @ Athens (scr)
EHS vs Malakoff (scr)

Feb. 6
KHS @ Nachogdoches (scr)

Feb. 9
KHS @ Quinlan (scr)

Feb. 10
KHS - marathon game

Feb. 12
MHS vs Fairfield (scr)
EHS vs Athens (scr)

Feb. 13
KHS @ Malakoff (scr)
EHS vs Athens (scr)

Softball

Feb. 6
KHS @ Athens
EHS @ Kilgore

Feb. 8
MHS @ Red Oak (scr)

Feb. 9
KHS @ Frankston
EHS (TBA)

Feb. 10
MHS @ Palestine
 

Soccer

Feb. 5
EHS girls @ Palestine (JV)

Feb. 6
MHS boys, girls vs Ferris*

Feb. 9
MHS girls @ Red Oak*
MHS boys vs Red Oak*
*District 11-4A game