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Cove blows past Mabank, 81-47
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A much quicker Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs squad put together a 21-point scoring edge in the fourth quarter to knock off the hosting Mabank Lady Panthers 81-47 Tuesday.
Friday night, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to visit Longview for a non-district contest against Spring Hill.
Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 24-25, Mabank’s girls will open an extended road trip against two area squads, as they head to Canton Monday and Van Tuesday, with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contests opening three-game slates.
Following a Thanksgiving break, the Lady Panthers will stay on the road, visiting the Kaufman Lady Lions Tuesday, Dec. 2, and then will travel to the Scurry-Rosser Lady Wildcat Invitational tournament that weekend, Dec. 4-6.
Tuesday night, the District 12-5A Lady Bulldawgs opened a 20-9 first quarter lead on the Lady Panthers, but Mabank came back to cut the margin by three points in the second quarter.
After both teams scored 11 points each in the third quarter, the Lady Bulldawgs blew out Mabank in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Panthers 31-11 to forge the final 34-point margin.
Senior point guard Chelsey Dillon led Mabank with 21 points, but she was the only Lady Panther in double figures.
Ashton Norman, who was elevated to the varsity squad Monday, had seven points, while both Chelsea Alldredge and Sara Springer scored four points each.
Ashley Hammack had three points, while Sarah Gilbert, Lauren Hamilton and another newcomer, Olivia Pannell, each scored two points.
Both Lynnsie Sims and Cheyenne Alldredge chipped in free throws.
Copperas Cove had three players in double figures, Des Nelson with 17, Nani Fano with 12 and Leslie Martinez with 10 points, while both Koye Hickson and Angelique Campbell had nine points each.

’Cats edge ’Dogs in OT, 42-40
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–With typical opening-game jitters, the Eustace Bulldogs soon buckled down and took the visiting Scurry-Rosser Wildcats to overtime before falling 42-40 Tuesday.
Friday, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Malakoff for a non-district contest.
Monday, Nov. 24, the Bulldogs will visit Blooming Grove, with a 4:30 p.m. junior varsity contest kicking off a two-game slate.
Next Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Bulldogs (and the Lady Bulldogs) will host the Fruitvale boys and girls, opening with 5 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
With only a practice or two under their collective belts following the end of football last weekend, the Bulldogs started slowly against the Wildcats, falling behind 14-4 in the opening period.
The Bulldogs began cutting the margin against the taller Wildcats in the second quarter, outscoring them 10-5 to cut the halftime margin to five points, 19-14.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs began to surge ahead, outscoring the Wildcats 15-8 to take a two-point lead, 27-25, into the fourth quarter.
During the fourth quarter, the Wildcats outscored the Bulldogs 9-7 to tie the contest at 36 at the end of regulation time.
In the overtime period, the Wildcats scored six points to the Bulldogs’ four points to take the win.
Johnny Lee led the Bulldogs with 16 points, as Zach Keeling (who started both ways for the Bulldog football team last Friday night) adding 10 points.
Guy Hargrove added six points, while Trevan Johnson (another two-way football standout), Brent Miner, Blake Hammonds and Zach Sutton all scored two points each.
Brent Austin led Scurry-Rosser with 14 points, as Kyle Gordan had 11, A.J. Ladd scored seven points, Ryan Tibbetts had six, and both Landon Charles and Taylor Dieckman scored two points each.

Tiger coach Reed resigns
By Michael V. Hannigan
Monitor Staff Writer

MALAKOFF–Malakoff High School head football coach and athletic director Ronny Reed handed in his resignation letter Monday night, bringing to an end his seven-year run with the Malakoff ISD.
Reed spent four years as head coach and three years as an assistant with the Tigers.
According to MISD Superintendent Dr. John Spies, Reed said it was time to go in a different direction.
“We will miss his high moral standards and ethics,” Spies said. “He is just a very fine person who has brought a lot to this district.”
Reed became head coach in 2005 during a difficult period for the district. He took over a program that was rocked at the time by the sudden resignation of then-head coach Paul Talbert.
Reed never expected to be head coach, but stepped up to the challenge.
In his first year, he guided the Tigers to their first playoff berth in six seasons. Malakoff followed that up with a second consecutive playoff appearance in 2006.
The past two years have been tough for the Tigers, however, as they have won only one game in that time.
Spies said the MISD will be posting the football head coach and athletic director position this week, and the district will be looking for someone “to bring our program to the next level.”
Spies said he hoped to have someone hired by Feb. 1.

Upcoming games

Girls Basketball

Nov. 24
MHS @ Canton
KHS vs Kaufman
EHS vs T.K. Gorman

Nov. 25
MHS @ Van
KHS @ Kerens
EHS @ Malakoff

Dec. 2
MHS @ Kaufman
KHS @ Ferris
EHS vs Fruitvale

Dec. 4-6
MHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.
KHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.
EHS hosts tournament

Boys Basketball

Nov. 24-25
MHS hosts Kaufman TASO

Nov. 24
KHS @ Crandall
EHS @ Blooming Grove

Dec. 2
MHS @ Van
KHS vs Athens
EHS vs Fruitvale

Dec. 4-6
MHS-Cedar Creek Shoot-Out
KHS @ Quinlan-Ford tourn.
EHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.



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