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Lady Tigers claw Lady Bulldogs, 50-40
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–A slow third quarter proved to be a killer for the hosting Eustace Lady Bulldogs, as they gave up a big run and lost to the Wills Point Lady Tigers, 50-40, Friday night. EHSgirlsBB.jpg (308427 bytes)
Now 0-9 in District 14-3A basketball play, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to wind up the regular season Tuesday night against the hosting Van Lady Vandals.
Playing before a partisan crowd on “senior night,” the Lady Bulldogs opened a 12-4 lead on the Lady Tigers in the first quarter and still led by seven at halftime, 19-12.
“We played great in the first half, playing as a team on offense,” second-year Eustace head coach DaLinda Cassell said later.
“We shut down their inside and outside game,” she added. “We did not come out ready to play in the third quarter. We had a seven-point lead going into the third quarter and didn’t come out ready to finish the game.”
Wills Point put together a 20-6 run in the third quarter, turning Eustace’s seven-point halftime lead into a seven-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Bulldogs 18-15 to forge the final 10-point margin.
Allie Cass led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points, and fellow junior Ashlie Phillips added 12 points, with Catania Grant scoring nine, Megan Renteria three, Harmony Allen two and Jenny McConathy chipping in a free throw.
“Megan played great for us at the point position when Jenny had to sit because of foul trouble,” Cassell said. “She will be huge for us next year in that position.
“Allie, Ashlie and Catania did a great job defensively and offensively on finishing their shots,” she added.

Wills Point bops Bulldogs
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Big runs in the first and third quarters helped power the Wills Point Tigers past the hosting Eustace Bulldogs, 64-37, Friday night. EHSboysMarcus.jpg (179015 bytes)
Now 2-5 in District 14-3A basketball play, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit unbeaten (7-0) Van Tuesday night. The Vandals knocked hosting Canton’s Eagles down to 2-5 Friday with a 79-41 win.
Friday, Feb. 12, the Bulldogs are scheduled to host Mineola for “senior night,” and then visit Canton Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the regular-season finale. Both evenings open with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
The Tigers (5-2) showed a significant edge in quickness and team speed against the Bulldogs, outscoring them 30-15 in the first and third quarters combined.
That quickness enabled the Tigers to control the boards on both ends of the court, although they didn’t try hard to press the Bulldogs in transition.
Wills Point outscored the Bulldogs 17-10 in the second quarter and 17-12 in the fourth to forge the final 27-point margin.
Eight Bulldogs scored, with Guy Hargrove leading them with 11 points, with Trevan Johnson adding seven and John Bradburn six.
Addison Scott scored four points, Braden Strickland added three, and Jacob McCarter, Marcus Emmons and Tyson Oliver all added two points.
Josh Boyd led the Tigers with 14 points, with Junior Hamilton adding 12, Darryn York 11, Evann Padilla eight, with Trent Jurica and Steven Cunigan scoring seven points each.

Kemp girls hold off Mineola
Monitor Staff Reports
MINEOLA–The Kemp Lady Yellowjackets ran up a big lead, but nearly lost it to a late comeback by the hosting Mineola Lady Yellowjackets Friday night, before winning 48-42.
Now 23-8 on the season and 8-1 in District 14-3A basketball play, the Kemp girls might have been looking ahead to Tuesday night, when they were scheduled to host unbeaten Canton (9-0) in a showdown to settle first place in the district.
A win by the Lady ’Jackets – who are unbeaten at home this season – would forge a home-and-home split with the Eaglettes, and force a third-game playoff for the district championship.
If such a playoff were necessary, it likely would be played Thursday (tonight) or Friday at a site and time to be determined.
Kemp is assured of no worse than the second-place playoff berth if the Lady ’Jackets were to lose to Canton Tuesday. The district champion gets a first-round bye in the playoffs, which open with the bidistrict round Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 15-16.
With all that looming ahead, the Kemp girls might have lost focus late in the Mineola game, because they ran up a commanding 31-17 lead during the first half.
District MVP candidate Michelle Ritterbach led the way, as usual, hitting a trio of 3-point baskets in the first quarter, with Shannon Shipp adding all of her five points – including a three-point play – inside.
In the second quarter, Brianna Powell and both Brittany and Brandy Simmons all hit treys.
Both teams played even in the third quarter, but the Kemp girls started running into trouble in the fourth quarter.
“We committed unnecessary turnovers, due to trying to do too much,” second-year Kemp coach Kent Smith reported later.
“We also did not think very well, coming down the floor and shooting threes while they were cutting our lead,” he added. “We made no effort to push the ball inside to get ourselves on the free throw line.
“Although the first half was good, I was very disappointed in our decision-making in the fourth quarter, something that is going to be inexcusable from now on out,” Smith said.
Le’aundra Jackson’s defensive pressure was the key element in Mineola’s late surge, as she wound up with eight steals.
“Although she had only three points, the turnovers to her were damaging,” Smith said.
Ritterbach led all scorers with 16 points, adding eight rebounds and four steals, while Brittany Simmons had eight points, seven rebounds and dished out four assists, along with collecting her state-leading 26th charge.
Brandy Simmons also finished with eight points, two rebounds and three steals, while Shipp finished with eight rebounds, one block and two steals.


Upcoming games

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Feb. 12
MHS vs Lancaster*
KHS vs Van*
EHS vs Mineola*

Feb. 16
MHS @ West Mesquite*
KHS vs Wills Point*
EHS @ Canton*
(end regular season)


Feb. 12
MHS girls @ Eustace*
MHS boys vs Eustace*
KHS idle

Feb. 16
MHS girls @ Lindale*
MHS boys vs Lindale*
KHS idle
EHS g/b vs Athens*

Feb. 19
MHS girls vs Athens*
MHS boys @ Athens*
KHS @ Tatum
(end regular season)
EHS g/b @ Chapel Hill*

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