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Icy shooting dooms Kemp
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Visiting Mineola’s Lady Yellowjackets handed the Kemp Lady Yellowjackets a bitterly disappointing 42-35 loss on “senior night” Friday.
With the win, Mineola, at 4-5, kept themselves in the hunt for the third District 14-3A playoff berth behind Canton and Van.
Now 5-4 in district play, Kemp’s girls were scheduled to wind up the regular season on the road against the unbeaten (9-0) and 12th-ranked Canton Eaglettes Tuesday.
If Mineola defeats Wills Point at home Tuesday, and the Kemp girls fall to Canton, that would tie both teams at 5-5, forcing a playoff for the third-place berth.
If Wills Point can defeat hosting Mineola, that would give Kemp the third-place berth, even if they lost to Canton.
Assuming a playoff between Kemp and Mineola becomes necessary, that game probably would be played this weekend, possibly Friday or Saturday, Feb. 13-14, at a site and time to be determined.
In front of a good-sized home-court crowd Friday, the Kemp girls were victimized by their own icy shooting more than the Mineola defense.
Shot after shot clanged off the iron, particularly in the third quarter, when Mineola put together a 17-8 run to secure a commanding lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Mineola opened an early 10-7 lead, but the Kemp girls outscored the visitors 9-5 in the second quarter to take a narrow one-point halftime lead, 16-15.
Down by a dozen midway through the third quarter, the Kemp girls fought back to pull within eight points, 32-24, going into the fourth quarter.
Mineola was able to hit their free throws down the stretch to keep the Kemp girls from making a run, as Kemp was able to reduce the margin by one point in the final frame.
Many of the Kemp girls left the court in tears after the end of the contest, while the Mineola girls celebrated.
Michelle Ritterbach led Kemp with 15 points, as Kandace Rose added six points and Amanda Lawrence had four points.
Kemp also got three points from Brittney Simmons and two points each from Brandy Simmons, Chelsey Mulvaney and Shelbie Wright, with Meagan Lacy adding a free throw.
LeAundra Jackson led Mineola with 18 points, with Jaunte Hawkins adding 13.

Kemp beats Mineola
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–A strong start enabled the Kemp Yellowjackets to knock off the visiting Mineola Yellowjackets 46-37 during “senior night” Friday.
Friday, Feb. 13, Kemp’s boys will travel to Van for a key District 14-3A second-round contest before visiting league-leading Wills Point in the regular season finale Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
In front of a good-sized home-court crowd, Kemp opened an 11-5 lead over Mineola in the first quarter behind a strong showing at the free throw line (5-of-6) and baskets from Joseph Weeks, James Trim and Ethan Dunagan.
Weeks added five points, including a 3-point basket, and Jeremy Quick had two buckets during a 16-11 surge in the second quarter, which gave Kemp an 11-point halftime lead, 27-16.
The hosting Yellowjackets were able to maintain their lead in the second half, as Weeks had three baskets and Trim hit a trey during the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Mineola was able to cut three points off the Kemp lead behind eight points (including a trey) from O’Neal James, but Kemp hit just enough from the free throw line to keep Mineola behind.
Weeks led Kemp with 12 points, as both Wesley Kerr and Trim finished with eight points each.
Kemp also got five points (on 5-of-6 from the charity stripe) from Ryan Emfinger, four points each from Quick and Terrence Sistrunk, three points from Jeff Goldman and two points from Dunagan.
James led Mineola with 12 points.

Tigers turn back Bulldogs, 66-51
Monitor Staff Reports
WILLS POINT–League-leading Wills Point turned back a challenge by the Eustace Bulldogs Friday, taking a 66-51 victory.
Now 3-4 in District 14-3A basketball play, the Bulldogs were scheduled to host Van Tuesday.
Friday, Feb. 13, the Bulldogs will travel to Mineola for a key second-round matchup, and next Tuesday, Feb. 17, Eustace will wind up the second round of district play and the regular season when they host the Canton Eagles.
Each evening opens with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
As in other games this year, the Bulldogs were plagued by a slow start, as the hosting Tigers (7-0) opened a 16-5 lead in the first quarter.
Wills Point continued to outscore the Bulldogs in the second quarter, taking a 16-point halftime lead, 30-16.
Although the Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 20-16 in the third quarter, Wills Point outscored Eustace 20-15 in the fourth quarter to forge the final 15-point margin.
Bulldog guard David Key led all scorers with 24 points, as Zach Keeling added 11.
Both Trevan Johnson and Johnny Lee scored six points each, while Addison Scott and Blake Hammonds scored two points each.
Junior Hamilton led the Tigers with 22 points, as Price Davenport added 18, Trent Jurica 10, Kevin Scott eight, Marquis Burch five and Jayce Oldacre three points.


Upcoming games

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Feb. 13
MHS @ Lancaster*
KHS @ Van*
EHS @ Mineola*

Feb. 17
MHS vs West Mesquite*
KHS @ Wills Point*
EHS vs Canton*
(end regular season)
*district contest



Feb. 13
MHS vs EHS g/b*

Feb. 17
MHS g/b vs/@ Lindale*
EHS g/b @ Athens*

Feb. 20
MHS g/b @/vs Athens*
EHS g/b vs Chapel Hill*

Feb. 24
MHS g/b vs/@ Whitehouse*
EHS g/b vs Lindale*
*district contest


Feb. 13
MHS vs Athens (scr)
KHS vs Maypearl (scr)
EHS vs Scurry-Rosser


Feb. 13
EHS vs Hawkins

Feb. 14
KHS @ Cayuga (scr)

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