Ferris Yellowjackets end
By Sam Epps
MABANK–The Mabank Panthers’ basketball season was ended by the
visiting Ferris Yellowjackets Tuesday.
Both teams played hard, fast and aggressive basketball, and the
lead changed several times in the first half alone, but Ferris
came out on top, 56-52.
Mabank started out with a 4-0 lead less than a minute into the
first period, and had an 8-2 lead with 5:46 left.
Just one minute later, Ferris had tied the game at 10-10.
Ferris took the lead with 3:56 left in the first, and extended
the lead to 20-12 with 2:26 remaining.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Panther Brandon Hatfield (42) slips past a Ferris
Yellowjacket defender as he gets into position to score.
With 24.8 seconds left in the period, Mabank had closed the
gap to 20-19, and ended the first period with a 21-20 lead.
Ferris regained the lead, 24-23, with 6:25 left in the second
period. The Yellowjackets kept the lead through the end of the
half, and had a 40-32 halftime lead.
Although the second half of the game continued much as the first
half, Ferris found themselves on top as the final buzzer
Meanwhile, the Mabank Lady Panthers geared up for their first
After winning the District 13-3A title, the Lady Panthers had a
They faced the North Lamar Lady Panthers at Emory-Rains High
School Friday in the area round of the playoffs.
North Lamar defeated Carthage, 43-35, Tuesday in the first round
of the playoffs.
Tyler gets 4-0 win over
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–The hosting Kemp Yellowjackets fell to the John Tyler
Lions, 4-0, Tuesday.
The loss gives Kemp a 1-11-3 record.
Kemp head coach Zach Najarro, however, is pleased with the
progress his team has made on a weekly basis.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Kemp Yellowjacket Mitchell Pinion (12) grimaces as a John Tyler
player kicks a ball up high. The visiting John Tyler Lions
defeated the Yellowjackets, 4-0, Tuesday.
“I thought we played much better than last week at Lindale,” he
said. “There were some big improvements on the defensive end. We
are getting better as the season progresses.
“As the score and our record indicates we still have some room
for improvement,” he added.
The Yellowjackets have several home games coming up, and each
home game will feature a different promotion, including
giveaways and free food.
Kemp traveled to Chapel Hill Friday, and will return home to
host Whitehouse Tuesday.
They will then host the Athens Hornets Feb. 24.