Malakoff slips past Lady
By Sam Epps
KEMP–The Kemp Lady Yellowjackets fell to the Malakoff Lady
Tigers, 41-37, Tuesday in a tight game that featured numerous
The game was close, bouncing back and forth during the first
half of the game.
With 2:37 left in the first half, Kemp was ahead, 19-18. Kemp
maintained the lead, and was on top 22-20 with 25 seconds
At halftime, the Lady Yellowjackets had a 24-20 advantage over
The Malakoff Lady Tigers, however, came out strong in the second
half of the contest, and with 4:43 left in the third period, had
a 26-25 lead over Kemp.
Malakoff extended their lead to 33-27 with 38 seconds left in
the third period.
Malakoff stayed strong in the fourth period, and with 5:02 left
in the game had a 33-30 lead.
With 3:26 left on the clock, the Lady Tigers were up seven
The Lady Yellowjacket offense picked things up a bit, and pulled
to within five points with 1:43 left in the game
Malakoff had a 39-33 lead with 1:09 left on the clock, and took
a 41-33 lead with 55.5 seconds remaining.
Kemp rattled off four more points, but ran out of time with the
Eustace boys earn first win
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs earned their first win of the
season after defeating the visiting Rice Bulldogs, 62-49,
The first period was close, with Eustace coming out on top of a
In the second period, the Eustace defense slowed Rice to a
crawl, allowing them just seven points. Meanwhile, the Eustace
offense added 13 points to the board to take a 34-26 lead into
The third period was another close affair, with both teams
scoring 14 points.
In the fourth period, Eustace again scored 14 points, but the
Eustace defense held Rice to nine points to secure the 13-point
In the matchup, Eustace had four players score double figures
leading a balanced attack.
Dalton Lewis led the Eustace offense with 13 points, while John
Bradburn and Jordan Foote each scored 11 points and Billy Key
added 10 points.
Mark Foster scored five points for Eustace, Tyler McWilliams
added four points, Jacob McCarter scored three points.
Eustace competed in the Frankston basketball tournament.
They will host Grand Saline Tuesday, and will travel to Quitman
Whitehouse beats Mabank
By Sam Epps
MABANK–The Mabank Panthers fell to the visiting District 14-4A
Whitehouse Wildcats, 63-50 Tuesday.
Whitehouse took the lead early, outscoring Mabank 15-9 in the
first period. The Mabank offense scored 15 points in the second
period, but the Whitehouse offense did one better, scoring 16 to
take a 31-24 lead into halftime.
The Wildcat offense remained strong in the second half of the
game, scoring 16 points in both the third and fourth periods.
Mabank’s offense was steady as well, but just a few points below
Whitehouse’s. Mabank scored 13 points in each of the remaining
two periods of the game.
Mabank’s Jordan Allen led the Panther offense with 20 points,
including nailing 10 of 12 free throw shots. Landon Marshall
scored seven points for the Panthers and Garrett Graham added
five points. David Marler, Brandon Hatfield and Tyler Willeford
each scored four points for Mabank.
Willeford was 2-for-2 from the free throw line and Hatfield was
The Panthers competed in Brownsboro’s Great East Texas Shootout
this weekend. They will host the Malakoff Tigers Tuesday and