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  MHS girls claw Lady Lions
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Behind a big first half and consistent scoring, the Mabank Lady Panthers knocked off former district foe Kaufman 66-44 Tuesday night.
Now 4-2 on the season, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to travel to Longview for the Spring Hill tournament this weekend.
Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Lady Panthers will stay on the road for a non-district basketball match against the Van Lady Vandals, and then will return home Friday, Dec. 11, to host Rowlett in their final non-district game.

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Mabank Lady Panther Chelsea Alldredge (left) struggles with Kaufman Lady Lion Nicole Marsclek for control of the ball during the second quarter of Mabank's 66-44 win over the visiting Lady Lions Tuesday.

The Lady Panthers will open District 15-4A play on the road against the Lancaster Lady Tigers Tuesday, Dec. 15, opening with 6 p.m. sub-varsity contests, and will host third-ranked West Mesquite Friday, Dec. 18, again opening with 6 p.m. sub-varsity contests.
At home against Kaufman Tuesday, the Lady Panthers showed superior quickness against the taller, but slower, Lady Lions, and that translated into an 18-10 lead in the first quarter.
Mabank added an 18-11 edge in the second quarter to forge a 15-point halftime lead, 36-21.
The Lady Panthers continued to hold an edge in the second half, outscoring Kaufman 15-10 in the third quarter and 15-13 in the fourth to forge the final 22-point margin.
Sara Springer led the Lady Panthers with 24 points, as Chelsea Alldredge added 10 points and Ashton Norman nine.
Olivia Pannell and Jeanice Mojica both scored six points each, with Ashley Hammack adding five points, Kelsey Mitchell four points, and both Kourtney Holyfield and Amanda Cook contributing free throws.
Shelby Petross led the Lady Lions with 12 points, with Karbi Bautista adding nine.
Before the Thanksgiving break, the Lady Panthers visited Kerens for a non-district contest with the hosting Lady Bobcats, winning 72-46.
Mabank opened a 27-9 lead in the first quarter and outscored the Lady Bobcats 18-11 in the second period to take a 25-point halftime lead, 45-20.
Both teams played pretty much even in the second half, with Kerens holding a 13-10 edge in the third quarter and Mabank holding a 17-13 edge in the fourth period.
Mojica led the Lady Panthers with 27 points, with Springer adding 13 and Norman 10.
Both Chelsea Alldredge and Holyfield scored seven points each, as Hammack, Cook and Cheyenne Alldredge adding two points each.
Jordan led Kerens with 15 points, as Kelm added 12.

Vandals knock off hosting Panthers
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–A strong second-quarter push gave the Van Vandals a lead, and they held off the hosting Mabank Panthers in the second half to record a 58-45 win Tuesday night.
Van remained unbeaten (3-0) with the win.
Now 2-3 on the season, the Panthers opened the first round of the 11th annual Cedar Creek Lake Shoot-out tournament Thursday night against the Kaufman Lions in the day’s final contest.
Rockwall and Bryan Adams opened the first-round action, followed by Hallsville and Mauriceville and Dallas Samuel and T.K. Gorman.
Second-round games were scheduled Friday, with consolation and championship bracket games Saturday, beginning with the consolation final at noon.
Following the tournament, the Panthers will host second-ranked (2A) Sabine Tuesday, Dec. 8, with a 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity match opening a three-game slate.
Mabank will hit the road Friday, Dec. 11, when they travel to Richardson to visit the J.J. Pearce Mustangs for a 7 p.m. varsity matchup, and will stay on the road Tuesday, Dec. 15, when they visit Wills Point’s Tigers, again opening with 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity action.
Against the Vandals Tuesday, the Panthers played even through the first quarter, and held a one-point lead, 13-12, at the end of the period.
Van took charge of the contest in the second quarter, outscoring the Panthers 17-9 to take a seven-point halftime lead, 29-22.

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Mabank Panther Tyler Fisher (center) rips down a rebound between three Van Vandals early in the second half of Van's 58-45 non-district basketball win over the hosting Panthers Tuesday.

The Vandals added four points to their lead in the third quarter and outscored the Panthers 12-10 in the fourth period to forge the final 13-point margin.
Griffin Marshall led the Panthers with 13 points, as Jacob Woodard added 11 points (including a 3-point basket) and Tyler Fisher had nine.
Trey Phillips had four points, with James Burkhalter, Unterrious Toliver, Jordan Allen and T.C. Greene all scoring two points.
Zach Ghormley led the Vandals with 20 points (including a trey), with Shane Hilton adding 10.
Colby Rucker and Travis Hand added nine points each for the Vandals, with Jordan Schmid scoring seven points and Forrest McFarlin adding three points.

EHS girls win on the road
Monitor Staff Reports
FRUITVALE–Eustace’s Lady Bulldogs notched a 58-29 win over the hosting Fruitvale Lady Bobcats Tuesday night after falling to Malakoff by 10 points before the Thanksgiving break.
The Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to host their annual Roundball Roundup tournament this weekend, opening Thursday.
After an open date Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Lady Bulldogs will return to Fruitvale for the Lady Bobcat Invitational tournament Dec. 10-12, before returning home to host Cross Roads Tuesday, Dec. 15, with a 5 p.m. junior varsity contest opening a two-game slate.
In Fruitvale Tuesday, both teams played evenly the first quarter, with the Lady Bulldogs taking an early 8-6 lead.
Eustace took control of the contest with a 17-5 run in the second quarter, and followed that with a 12-5 run in the third period.
The Lady Bulldogs outscored Fruitvale 19-13 in the fourth quarter to forge the final 29-point margin.
Ashlie Phillips led a very balanced Lady Bulldogs attack with 13 points, as Allie Cass and Jenny McConathy both scored 10 points each.
Vanessa Lopez scored six points, and Megan Renteria and Harmony Allen both scored five points each, with Catania Grant adding four points and Alyssa Walker and Aurora Beasley adding two points each.
“I thought our girls played well, and they are getting better each game, offensively and defensively,” second-year head coach DaLinda Cassell said afterward.
“Allie does a great job of running the floor for us, getting rebounds, and has a good shooting touch,” Cassell said. “Jenny (at point guard) sees the floor and gives up the ball early, and she is more of an offensive threat this year.
“Megan and Harmony both play hard defensively, and on offense, they are doing a good job on their shot selection and getting the ball to the open person,” she added. “Vanessa is our most consistent player.”
Eustace also won the junior varsity contest, knocking off the Fruitvale JV 27-15 behind eight points each from Kacie Richards and Chelsea Oldham, along with six points from LeAnn Morrison, three points from Breanna Davis and two points from Heather Morrison.
“Our JV team consists of all freshmen, except for two players,” Cassell said. “I feel they have done a great job at the JV level.
“Defensively, they get after their opponents,” she added. “We know we need to work on our offense. They have improved because they are coachable and they have a good work ethic.”
Nov. 24, the Lady Bulldogs fell way behind the visiting Malakoff Lady Tigers, but mounted a tremendous second-half comeback, cutting a 19-point halftime deficit to six points in the fourth quarter before falling 44-34.
“We were not ready to play,” Cassell said, noting the Lady Bulldogs trailed 28-9 at halftime.
“I am proud of the way our team fought to get ourselves back into the ballgame,” she said. “At the end of the game, I told the team that when we play together, we become hard to stop.”
Phillips led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points.
“She applies great ball pressure, and is always on the floor for a loose ball,” Cassell said. “The team finally built off her intensity, and that is why we won the second half of the game.”
Cass finished with eight points, with both McConathy and Grant hitting five points each. Allen finished with three points and Renteria added a free throw.

Upcoming games

Girls basketball

Dec. 8
MHS @ Van
KHS vs Malakoff
EHS idle

Dec. 11
MHS vs Rowlett

Dec. 10-12
KHS @ Venus tourn.
EHS @ Fruitvale tourn.

Dec. 15
MHS @ Lancaster*
KHS vs Italy
EHS vs Cross Roads

Dec. 18
MHS vs West Mesquite*

Dec. 19
KHS @ Lindale

Dec. 21
KHS vs Miller Grove

Dec. 28-30
MHS @ Kaufman tourn.
KHS @ Gatesville tourn.
EHS @ Brownsboro tourn.
(*District contest)
Boys basketball

Dec. 8
MHS vs Sabine
KHS vs Scurry-Rosser
EHS vs Frost

Dec. 10-12
KHS @ ET Shoot-Out
EHS @ Frankston tourn.

Dec. 11
MHS @ Richardson Pierce

Dec. 15
MHS @ Wills Point
KHS @ Palestine
EHS vs Grand Saline

Dec. 17-19
MHS @ Sabine tourn.
KHS @ Athens tourn.
EHS @ Grand Saline tourn.

Dec. 18
KHS vs Fairfield

Dec. 21
KHS vs Miller Grove

Dec. 28-29
MHS @ Wagstaff Classic
KHS @ Kaufman tourn.

Dec. 29
EHS @ Fruitvale

Jan. 2
EHS vs Kemp (boys only)
MHS girls @ Greenville (scr)

Jan. 5
MHS girls vs NForney (scr)
EHS b&g vs Ferris

Jan 7-9
EHS hosts tournament
(KHS, MHS boys)
MHS g @ Mt. Pleasant trn.


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