Sports and Outdoors


Quinlan runs past Bulldogs
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The visiting Quinlan Panthers took advantage of unforced errors and a big rebounding edge to speed past the hosting Eustace Bulldogs 65-34 Tuesday.
Now 1-11 on the season, the Bulldogs were scheduled to visit Edgewood Friday, and will host the Grand Saline Indians Tuesday, Dec. 19, with a 3 p.m. freshman contest opening a three-game slate.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Bulldogs will travel to Rusk for a three-game slate, opening with a 2 p.m. freshman contest.
Thursday, Dec. 28, the Bulldogs will begin play in the Scurry-Rosser Wildcat Invitational tournament and will stay on the road in the new year, with Games scheduled at Brownsboro Tuesday, Jan. 2, and at Trinidad Friday, Jan. 5.
Against Quinlan Tuesday, the Bulldogs fell behind early against the much quicker Panthers, who dominated the offensive boards.
The Panthers opened a 19-4 lead in the first quarter, and stretched their margin to 20 points by halftime, 34-14.
Eustace was unable to cut into the Panther lead in the second half, as Quinlan outscored the Bulldogs 31-18.
David Gates and Ryan Schwanbeck both scored 13 points (and each hit a 3-point basket) to lead the Bulldogs.
Blake Townley scored four points, and both Thomas Clowdus and Jacob Horton scored two points each.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Eustace Bulldog Thomas Clowdus (3) drives inside against the visiting Quinlan Panthers Tuesday.

Kemp slaps Bulldogs
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–Kemp’s Yellowjackets muscled their way past the visiting Royse City Bulldogs Tuesday, 52-31.
Now 4-7 on the season, the ’Jackets were scheduled to host Kerens Friday.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, the Kemp boys will visit Wills Point, with sub-varsity games set for 2:30 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. varsity game.
Following a Christmas break, the ’Jackets will play in the Gatesville Invitational tournament Dec. 28-30, and will remain on the road for their first contest of the new year, visiting Kennedale Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Against Royse City, the ’Jackets put away a very physical contest early, as they got some easy baskets by shredding the Bulldog’s half-court trap defense with pinpoint passing.
Jacarri Culberson was on the end of many of those passes, scoring eight of his game-high 16 points in the first period. He also had eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
Justin Gibson (14 points, including two 3-point baskets, four rebounds) and Joseph Simmons (12 points, including two treys) led the scoring the rest of the way.
Up by 13 at halftime, the ’Jackets stretched their lead to 20 points early in the third quarter and never allowed a Bulldog comeback.
Matt Brown had four points, six rebounds and one blocked shot.
Leif Skierski added four points and both Patrick Dowd and Josh Carr chipped in free throws.

Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Kemp Yellowjacket seniors Leif Skierski (5) and Joseph Simmons (on floor) tangle with a Royse City Bulldog for possession as the ’Jackets try to run out the clock late in their bruising win over Royse City Tuesday. Simmons suffered a bloody nose in the pileup.

Upcoming Games

Boys' Basketball

Dec. 19
MHS vs Canton
EHS vs Grand Saline

Dec. 20
KHS @ Wills Point

Dec. 27
EHS @ Rusk

Dec. 27-30
MHS @ Wagstaff Classic
(Tyler Junior College)
KHS @ Gatesville tourn.
EHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.

Jan. 2
KHS @ Kennedale
EHS @ Brownsboro

Jan. 5
MHS open
KHS vs Palestine
EHS @ Trinidad


Girls' Basketball

Dec. 18
MHS @ Spring Hill
EHS @ Cross Roads

Dec. 20
KHS vs Wills Point

Dec. 28-30
MHS @ Scurry-Rosser tourn.
KHS @ Kaufman tourn.
EHS @ Trinidad Classic