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coach, player arrested
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENSTrinity Valley Community College head womens basketball coach Bill
Damuth was arrested and charged with resisting arrest Feb. 10 following a game at Blinn
College in Brenham.
Damuth was released from the Washington County Jail after posting $1,500 bond the next
AT LEFT: Bill Damuth
TVCC Womens coach
Also arrested and released after posting $2,500 bond was TVCC 6-4 freshman basketball
player Lesha Dunn, who was charged with assaulting a police officer in the same post-game
The Associated Press reported Blinn College spokeswoman Cathy Boeker saying Damuth angrily
charged game officials at the final buzzer of TVCCs 61-55 loss at Blinn.
Boeker reported a campus police officer tried to restrain him, but Damuth struggled and
Dunn rushed to his aid, grabbing the officers arm, then grabbing from behind another
officer who was handcuffing Damuth.
The day following the incident, TVCC President Dr. Glendon Forgey said, At this
time, we are awaiting further details concerning the incident. The administration at
Trinity Valley Community College works to stress sportsmanship and appropriate behavior at
college events and does not condone behavior contrary to our high standards ... (W)e will
conduct a thorough internal investigation. After all the facts of the altercation have
been determined, we will take any appropriate disciplinary action necessary.
In a statement released through TVCC, Damuth said, Trinity Valley Community College
is a very special place to me, and becoming head womens basketball coach was one of
the proudest days of my life. TVCC womens basketball has a rich history and
tradition of outstanding teams and coaches. Being the head coach of such an
outstanding program requires my behavior be exemplary. Unfortunately, after the TVCC
basketball game with Blinn College Feb. 10, I failed to live up to the high standards
expected of the head womens basketball coach of TVCC.
My behavior after the game was inappropriate and caused much embarrassment to the
college, the team, and the community, he continued.
Sadly, I allowed my passion and emotions to affect my judgment, he said.
The incident could have been avoided, had I conducted myself in a manner in which
the college and our fans have come to expect from our great program. I deeply regret
the incident and apologize for my actions.
Mineola edges hosting Eustace, 60-53
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACEA slight edge in the third quarter proved to be the winning margin for the
visiting Mineola Yellowjackets Saturday afternoon, as they handed the Eustace Bulldogs a
With the seven-point loss, the Bulldogs fell to 2-7 in District 14-3A basketball play, and
out of the playoff picture, which looks to be Van winning the loop championship, Wills
Point (who has lost to Van twice) taking the second-place birth and Kemp grabbing the
third-place berth with Fridays 61-57 home-court upset of Van.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Canton Tuesday night in the regular season finale.
The Bulldogs defeated Canton at home Jan. 29 for their last district win.
In a game delayed until noon Saturday by a record snowfall early Friday, the Bulldogs and
Yellowjackets faced off in front of a handful of fans in the cavernous E.L. Kirk Gym.
Both teams were evenly matched, and the score reflected that, with Mineola taking a narrow
two-point lead, 16-14, in the first quarter, with the Bulldogs cutting that lead to one at
As in other games this season, the Bulldogs came out cold after intermission, scoring just
10 points in the third quarter.
The Yellowjackets took advantage, scoring 17 to take an eight-point lead into the fourth
The Bulldogs were unable to cut more than one point off the Mineola lead in the final
Bulldog senior Guy Hargrove, playing in his final home game, posted one of his best
outings, scoring 20 points to lead Eustace.
Addison Scott added 10 points, Braden Strickland had nine, John Bradburn scored seven,
Trevan Johnson had four points and Jacob McCarter had three points.
Mineolas Brian Meankens had 21 points to lead all scorers, with Trey Stubblefield
adding 13 points, Justin Clayburn 12, Trey Boyd eight and Eric Galaz six points.
Mabank scares Tigers, 71-69
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANKIn a game delayed until Saturday afternoon, the hosting Mabank Panthers gave
second-ranked Lancaster all the Tigers could handle before falling 71-69.
With yet another narrow loss, the Panthers dropped to 0-11 in District 15-4A basketball
play, and were scheduled to wrap up the regular season on the road Tuesday night at West
A record snowfall forced both schools to close Friday, so the game wasnt played
until 1 p.m. Saturday before a small crowd.
If the Tigers had expected another romp like their 94-50 first-round contest at Lancaster
Jan. 19, they were shaken when the Panthers stayed right with them through the first half.
Lancaster opened a narrow 15-13 lead in the first quarter, but were unable to add to their
advantage in the second quarter, as the Panthers continued to stay within two points,
32-30, at halftime.
Long-range shooting made the difference in the first quarter, as the Panthers hit a trio
of 3-point baskets, two by Jacob Woodard and one by Tyler Fisher.
In the second quarter, Fisher took over the scoring effort, hitting for nine of his 15
points in the period.
Playing in his final home game, Woodard started a long-range barrage in the second half,
hitting seven of his nine 3-points shots after intermission, including three in the third
As the fourth quarter started, the Panthers still trailed by four points, but were well
within reach of the Tigers.
In the final frame, the Panthers outscored the Tigers 19-18 behind Woodard, who hit four
treys in the period, and five points (including 3-of-4 from the charity stripe) by Griffin
Marshall, also playing in his last home game.
Woodard led all scorers with 33 points, with Fisher finishing with 15 and Marshall
finishing with 12.
The Panthers also got five points from Chris Hall, two points from Tray Phillips, and free
throws from both James Burkhalter and Jordan Allen.
MHS g/b @ Athens*
KHS @ Tatum
(end regular season)
EHS g/b @ Chapel Hill*
MHS g/b vs Whitehouse*
EHS g/b @ Lindale*
MHS g/b vs Chapel Hill*
EHS g/b vs Whitehouse*
MHS @ Sulphur Springs tn.
KHS @ Alba-Golden
EHS vs Malakoff
KHS vs Martins Mill
MHS vs Malakoff
EHS vs Scurry-Rosser
MHS-Canton (scr TBA)
KHS @ Lone Oak (scr)
EHS @ Grand Saline
KHS vs Scurry-Rosser
MHS vs Palestine
EHS vs Kaufman
MHS @ Canton tournament
KHS @ Chapel Hill tourn.
EHS hosts tournament