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Ryan medals, heads to regional swimming meet
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank High School sophomore Sean Ryan qualified for this weekend’s Region II Class 4A swim meet in two different events.
Ryan competed in the District 15-4A meet in Rockwall Jan. 31, facing swimmers from Red Oak, Lancaster, Forney, West Mesquite and Mesquite Poteet.
Ryan won the 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter backstroke races “by very comfortable margins,” coach Steve Miller reported.
His two first-place finishes meant the MHS team (Ryan) took fourth place overall in the district.
“He goes into the regional meet seeded very high in both events,” Miller said.

MHS keeps Forney winless
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A 17-6 second-quarter run gave the Mabank Panthers the cushion they needed in a 55-46 win over the visiting Forney Jackrabbits Tuesday.
Now 4-6 in District 15-4A play, the Panthers were scheduled to visit ninth-ranked Lancaster Friday night.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Panther guard Trevor Peele (right) takes a hard charge from Forney's Quirindongo (12) during Mabank's 55-46 District 15-4A basketball win over the visiting Jackrabbits Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Panthers will wind up the second round of district play and the regular season when they host the West Mesquite Wranglers, opening with a 6 p.m. sub-varsity contest.
Forney, who finished district play winless at 0-10, took a 10-6 lead in the first quarter, as the Panthers missed all four of their free throw opportunities.
In the second period, however, Mabank began dominating the defensive boards, limiting the ’Rabbits to one shot per possession, and also began hitting their free throws, as Forney started getting into foul trouble against the quicker Panthers.
The result was a 17-6 run that gave the Panthers a seven-point halftime lead, 23-16.
During the second half, the Panthers were able to maintain that lead. Forney cut the margin to four at the end of the third quarter, 38-34, but the Panthers were able to quickly push the lead back out to 11 early in the fourth quarter.
The key for the Panthers in the second half was the long-range shooting of Griffin Marshall, who hit four 3-point baskets, scoring 16 of his 20 points after the intermission.
Kolton Browning led all scorers with 22 points, including 12-of-14 from the free throw line (8-of-8 in the second quarter and 4-of-4 in the fourth quarter).
The Panthers also got nine points from Tyler Fisher and four points from Mickey Pycha.
Hancock led Forney with 13 points, with Shaw adding 10.

Lady ’Dogs fall to Van
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–In the district and regular-season finale, the Van Lady Vandals kept the Eustace Lady Bulldogs winless in district play with a 42-24 victory Tuesday.
Van claimed the District 14-3A runner-up playoff berth behind unbeaten Canton, while the youthful Lady Bulldogs finished district play at 0-10.
“I thought the team played hard, with heart and with a lot of intensity,” first-year Eustace coach DaLinda Cassell said afterward.
“Even though it’s not the way we wanted to end the year, our two seniors set the stage for us next year,” she added. “Nicole McNeel and Jessica McConathy made history this year with winning consolation in the Eustace Roundball Roundup (tournament), and by beating Cross Roads. That has not happened in Eustace basketball.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Van Lady Vandal Mallory Modesitt (41) drives inside against Eustace Lady Bulldog defender Ashley Watkins during the first half of Van's 42-24 District 14-3A basketball win over the hosting Lady Bulldogs Tuesday.

“Our team talked about how they have set the stage, and how we expect next season to make some more history with the Eustace basketball program,” Cassell said.
The Lady Vandals, behind district MVP candidate Sarah Milewski, opened a 19-5 lead in the first quarter, setting the tone for the rest of the contest.
Van held a commanding 18-point lead at halftime, 33-15, and continued to dominate the boards in the second half, routinely limiting Eustace to just one shot.
Neither team shot well in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter, when the game had obviously been decided. Eustace finished with no points in the fourth quarter, while the Lady Vandals scored only three points, all on free throws.
Sophomore Allie Cass led the Lady Bulldogs with six points, while McNeel had four and McConathy, Ashley Watkins and Vanessa Lopez all scored three points each.
Jenny McConathy and Catania Grant added two points each, while Meagan Renteria chipped in a free throw.
Milewski finished with 23 of Van’s 42 points, with Brittany Wood adding six, Cheyenne Massey five and Chasity Smith four, along with two points each from both Nicole Black and Shelby Harris.
“It’s going to take time, but I see the program going in the right direction,” Cassell said. “We were a young team, and I can’t wait to see what we will do next year.”

Upcoming games

Boys Basketball

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


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. 17
MHS @ Van (scr)
KHS vs John Tyler (scr)
EHS vs Athens (scr)

Feb. 20
MHS @ Canton (scr)
KHS vs Lone Oak (scr)
EHS @ Grand Saline



Feb. 17
KHS @ Palmer
EHS vs Scurry-Rosser

Feb. 19-21
MHS @ Sulphur Springs tn.
KHS @ Sulphur Springs tn.

Feb. 20
KHS vs Alba-Golden
EHS vs Athens

Feb. 23
KHS @ Martins Mill

Feb. 23
EHS tournament


Feb. 19
EHS Bulldog Relays

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