Powell selected to
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kemp senior point/shooting guard Brianna Powell has been
selected to play in the 13th annual Maypearl Texas Roundup
game will be held March 17 in Maypearl.
Powell is just the second Kemp Lady Yellowjacket to be chosen to
play. Last year’s Michelle Ritterbach was the other.
“To have one player chosen is an honor,” Kemp head basketball
coach Kent Smith said. “But to have two chosen in two years
helps validate the hard work these girls have done to help put
Kemp back on the maps in terms of basketball.”
Powell averaged 16.8 points per game during the season, and 17.4
during district play.
She had a school record 37 points in the district opener in
Ferris, helping her be chosen as the District 13-3A Offensive
MVP this year.
She also set records in three-point shots made in a season with
65, points scored in a season with 488 and points in a career
She had nine games with 20-plus points and earned All-Tournament
awards in Scurry and Grand Saline.
The Texas Roundup, considered one of the state’s most
prestigious events, selects the state’s top 24 boys and 24 girls
from Class 1A, 2A and 3A schools.
Players selected are chosen from hundreds of nominations
Recruiters across the state participate as advisors in the Texas
Roundup selection process.
The girl’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by the boys
game at 5 p.m.
Admission to the games is $5.
Maypearl is located on Farm-to-Market 66, approximately 10 miles
west of Waxahachie and 15 miles north of Hillsboro.
Hornets sting ’Dogs
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–The Athens Hornets gained a 12-6 win over the hosting
Eustace Bulldogs Tuesday, but it took a full nine innings to get
the Hornets took a 6-2 lead at the end of the first inning, the
first inning, nobody scored until the seventh inning.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Eustace Bulldog first baseman Tyler McWilliams (9) reaches to
catch a throw as an Athens Hornet baserunner scrambles safely
back to base. The visiting Hornets gained a hard-fought, 12-6,
win over Eustace Tuesday.
The Bulldogs pounded out four runs to tie the
game, 6-6. In the ninth, Athens rallied and scored six runs to
to take the lead and the win.
Trevor Lane had three hits in the contest, including two RBIs.
Kyle Purselley had two hits and two RBIs, and Raymond Shutak had
two hits and one RBI. Forrest Lane had one hit which drove in a
The Bulldogs competed in the Grand Saline baseball tournament
this weekend, and will face Mabank March 5.
The Lady Bulldog softball team lost to the Grand Saline Lady
Indians, 8-7, Tuesday.
They hosted Cross Roads Friday, and will travel to Kerens
Tuesday to face the Lady Bobcats.