All Saints win Cedar Creek
By Sam Epps
13th annual Cedar Creek Lake Shootout basketball tournament
finished with Fort Worth All Saints sitting on top of the pile
after defeating the Forney Jackrabbits, 57-46.
Dallas’ Bryan Adams Cougars took third place after beating the
Mabank Panthers 70-67.
Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Panther Jordan Allen (24) slips past a Eustace Bulldog
defender in round one of the Cedar Creek Lake Shootout last
weekend. Mabank defeated Eustace 70-30. Allen was named to the
All Saints began their trek to the title by beating the
Corsicana Tigers 63-47.
Fort Worth held Corsicana to just four points in the first
period, while the All Saints offense rattled off 16 points.
In the second period, All Saints put 16 more points on the
board, while Corsicana managed to score just seven.
Fort Worth, with a 32-11 lead coming into the third period,
scored 15 points in the period, effectively putting Corsicana
The Tigers scored four points in the period.
All Saints added 16 in the fourth, while Corsicana’s offense
showed some life by scoring 12 points.
All Saints entered the championship game and dispatched the
Forney Jackrabbits, 57-46, to take the title.
To get to the championship, Forney defeated the Malakoff Tigers,
47-41, in the first round.
In the matchup, Malakoff took an 18-12 lead after one period of
play and a 26-20 lead at halftime.
Forney, however, rallied in the third period, scoring 14 points
and holding Malakoff to eight points.
The Forney defense clamped down even more in the fourth period,
holding the Tigers to six points, while the Jackrabbit offense
scored 13 points to take the win.
Forney advanced to face the Mabank Panthers in round two, and
gained a 60-49 win.
Mabank, much like Malakoff, started strong while the Forney
offense was slow to rev up.
Mabank took a 13-9 lead after the first period, and held a 23-22
lead going into halftime.
Forney, again, had a much strong second half, taking a 39-36
lead after the third period.
In the fourth period, Forney’s offense added 21 points, while
Mabank’s offense scored 13.
Mabank advanced to the second round by defeating the Eustace
The Panther offense scored 20 points in the first period, and 19
points in the second. Meanwhile, Eustace’s offense couldn’t find
an answer to the Panther defense, scoring only four points in
the first, and 11 in the second.
Mabank’s defense held the advantage over the Bulldog offense in
the second half of the game, holding Eustace to seven points in
the third period, and eight in the fourth.
Mabank’s offense continued to rack up points, scoring 12 in the
third and 19 in the final stanza of the game.
After Mabank’s loss to Forney, they faced Bryan Adams for third
Although the Panther offense scored well, the Cougars proved to
be just a step ahead, winning the game, 70-67.
Bryan Adams started the tournament last Thursday, getting a
58-44 win over the Kaufman Lions.
The Cougars jumped out to a 19-11 lead after the first period,
and extended the lead to 34-17 by halftime.
After three periods of play, Bryan Adams had a 41-32 lead. The
Cougars added 17 points to their score in the fourth period,
while Kaufman scored 12.
The Malakoff Tigers finished fourth in the tournament. After
losing to Forney in the first round, the Tigers defeated
Eustace, 70-43, in round two.
In the contest, Eustace took a 14-12 lead after one period of
The Tigers turned up their defensive heat in the second period,
allowing Eustace just four points, while scoring 17 for
Coming into the third period with a 29-18 lead, Malakoff
continued to add to their lead by scoring 23 points in the
third, while allowing Eustace just eight.
In the fourth period, Malakoff scored 19 points and the Bulldog
offense banged out 17.
The Malakoff Tigers advanced to face Corsicana for the fourth
place spot, and defeated Corsicana, 54-41.
Kaufman faced the Eustace Bulldogs for fifth place, and gained a
After the game, the All-Tournament team was announced.
Mabank’s Jordan Allen was selected, as was Malakoff’s Garrett
Also named to the all-tournament team was Kaufman’s Tanner
Marler, Corsicana’s Paul Ballard, Bryan Adams’ David Gillespie
and Forney’s Sage Baker.
Fort Worth All Saints had two players named to the team – Jalen
Landers and Ryan Schilling.
Cayuga girls tie for third in
By Sam Epps
CAYUGA–The Texas Girls Coaches Association has released the
final state volleyball standings for 2011.
The District 14-1A Cayuga Lady Wildcats volleyball team tied for
third with the District Region 4 District 26-1A Burton Lady
Panthers in the state Class 1A standings, and the Cross Roads
Lady Bobcats finished 17th in the state.
Taking top honors was the Region I District 4-1A Water Valley
Cayuga lost to Water Valley in the state semifinal round of the
playoffs. Burton fell to Iola.
In the Region II finals Cayuga defeated Lindsay, and beat Evant
in the semifinals.
Carlisle hits double eagle
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Shane Carlisle hit a double eagle on hole No. 13 at the
Cedar Creek Country Club Nov. 30.
Carlisle used a driver and a 5-iron to achieve the double eagle
on the 483-yard hole.
The achievement was witnessed by Bobby Stark, Charles Hetmer and