Sports and Outdoors
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea
stop MHS, 56-42
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANKA big third quarter lifted the visiting Lindale Eagles past the Mabank Panthers, 56-42, Friday.
Now 1-1 on the season, the Panthers were scheduled to host Spring Hill Monday night and Corsicana Tuesday night, as part of the Kaufman Thanksgiving Classic tournament.
Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Panthers will travel to Van for a non-district contest against the Vandals, opening with a 5 p.m. freshman contest.
Next weekend, Dec. 2-4, the Panthers will host the 12th annual Cedar Creek Lake Shoot-out tournament, and Tuesday, Dec. 7, the Panthers will host a top-10 2A club, the Sabine Cardinals.
Played early in the day, so Lindale supporters could attend the Eagles second-round playoff contest against Henderson, the contest saw Mabank falling behind in the first quarter.
Lindale took an 18-10 lead in the first quarter behind the efforts of J. Van de Kop (seven points) and W. Brumit (eight, including a trey), offsetting six points (including a trey) from Panther Jordan Allen and baskets from Ryan Walker and T.C. Greene.
Both teams played even in the second quarter, leaving the Eagles up by eight at halftime, 29-21.
In the third quarter, Lindale pulled away, outscoring Mabank 15-5, as just three players scored Van de Kop and Brumit for Lindale and David Marler for the Panthers.
Down by 18 going into the fourth quarter, the Panthers were able to cut into the margin a little by outscoring Lindale 16-12, narrowing the final margin to 14 points.
Allen finished with 16 points to lead the Panthers, who also got nine from Marler, six from Greene, four each from Walker and Jacob Ortiz and three from Brandon Hatfield.
Van der Kop led all scorers with 24 points, with Brumit adding 17.
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