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Browning, Panthers stop WP
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–With senior Kolton Browning handling the ball on almost every possession, the Mabank Panthers ran up a big first-half lead and cruised to a 62-48 win over the visiting Wills Point Tigers Monday.
Mabank was scheduled to open play in the annual Sabine basketball tournament Thursday (today).
Following a Christmas break, the Panthers will return to action at the annual Wagstaff Holiday Classic tournament at Tyler Junior College Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31.
Mabank will open District 15-4A play at home against the Terrell Tigers Tuesday, Jan. 6, with 6 p.m. sub-varsity contests opening the evening.
Before a sparse crowd, the Panthers and Tigers stayed pretty close for the first half of the first quarter Monday.
However, the Panthers started pulling away late in the quarter, and continued the run through the first half of the second period.
Mabank limited the Tigers to just one shot per possession, and a half-court trapping defense forced numerous turnovers.
Up 18-10 at the end of the first quarter, the Panthers led by 16 at halftime, 35-19.
Both teams matched baskets in the second half, as the Panthers led by 15 points going into the fourth quarter and won by 14.
Browning scored 32 of Mabank’s 62 points, hitting two 3-point baskets and seven field goals.
He might have scored more, if not for a so-so night at the free throw line, hitting just 12-of-24 attempts.
Griffin Marshall added nine points for the Panthers, with both Cameron Tucker and Jacob Woodard getting four points each.
Trevor Peele, Micky Pycha, Tray Phillips, Tyler Fisher and Scott Hall all scored two points each.
Steven Cunigan led the Tigers with 15 points, as Junior Hamilton had 12 and Price Davinport 11, with Brett Bradshaw and Trent Jurica both scoring five points each.

EHS nips Kemp at ET Shoot-Out
Monitor Staff Reports
BROWNSBORO–Eustace’s Bulldogs and Kemp’s Yellowjackets each had a preview of upcoming district foes at the Great East Texas Shoot-Out basketball tournament in Brownsboro.
During the tournament, the Bulldogs lost to Tyler T.K. Gorman and Texoma Christian, but bounced back to defeat Kemp and another future district foe, Canton.
Kemp opened with a big loss to hosting Brownsboro and then fell to Carrollton Christian and Eustace.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to host Grand Saline Tuesday, before heading to Grand Saline for the annual Indian Invitational tournament Dec. 18-20.
Monday, Dec. 22, the Bulldogs will host the Athens Hornets, opening at noon with a sub-varsity contest.
Following a Christmas break, the Bulldogs will visit Grand Saline Tuesday, Dec. 30, for another matchup, starting with a 4 p.m. sub-varsity contest.
Friday, Jan. 2, Eustace’s boys will travel to Frost for a 2 p.m. contest against the hosting Polar Bears, and will return home Tuesday, Jan. 6, to host the Cross Roads Bobcats.
The Bulldogs’ final non-district contest will be at Brownsboro Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Kemp’s boys were open Tuesday, and will travel to Fairfield for an 8 p.m. contest against the Eagles Friday, Dec. 19.
After a Christmas break, the Yellowjackets will play in the annual Kaufman Holiday Classic tournament Dec. 29-31, and then will return home to host the LaPoynor Flyers Friday, Jan. 2, opening with a 6:30 p.m. junior varsity game.
Tuesday, Jan. 6, the Kemp boys will travel to Palestine for a 6:30 p.m. contest against the Westwood Panthers, their final scheduled non-district game.
Kemp will host Eustace in the District 14-3A opener Friday, Jan. 16.
Dec. 11, the Bulldogs opened play in the Great East Texas Shoot-Out against Gorman’s Crusaders, falling 73-37.
Gorman outscored the Bulldogs 44-16 across the middle two quarters, including a 19-4 run in the third quarter, to take control of the game.
Zach Sutton led the Bulldogs with nine points, with David Key adding seven, Brett Miner six, Trevan Johnson five and Zach Keeling four, with both Addison Scott and Guy Hargrove scoring three points each.
Ray led a trio of Crusaders in double figures with 20 points.
Kemp opened play against the much quicker Bears, and fell 42-14, going scoreless in a 2-0 fourth quarter.
Brownsboro opened the game with a 17-6 first quarter, and then outscored the ’Jackets 13-1 in the second quarter to take a commanding 30-7 halftime lead.
Terrence Sistrunk led the ’Jackets with four points, as Jake Goldman had three points, with Joseph Weeks, Jeremy Quick and Ethan Dunagan all scoring two points each and Chaz White adding a free throw.
Bailey led Brownsboro with 11 points.
In the second round Friday, the Bulldogs opened with a 54-37 loss to Texoma Christian (near Sherman), while Kemp fell to Carrollton Christian 56-46.
Texoma Christian took a 12-9 lead over the Bulldogs, and then outscored them 33-12 across the middle two quarters to take a commanding 45-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Bulldogs outscored Texoma 16-9 to forge the final 17-point margin.
Keeling led the Bulldogs with 16 points, as Key had nine and Miner six.
Scott and Brandon Beggs both scored two points each, while Johnson and Sutton each added free throws.
Carrollton Christian opened a 20-12 lead over the ’Jackets, but Kemp came back to cut the margin to just three points at halftime, 26-23.
In the third quarter, the ’Jackets outscored Carrollton 17-12 to take a two-point lead, 40-38, into the fourth quarter.
During the final frame, Carrollton outscored Kemp 18-6 to forge the final 10-point margin.
White led the ’Jackets with eight points, as Goldman had six, and Weeks, Wesley Kerr and Quick all scored two points each.
Rife had 19 to lead Carrollton.
In the second match of the day for both teams, Eustace forged a narrow lead in the first half and maintained it through the second half to defeat Kemp 53-43.
Eustace opened a 9-6 lead in the first quarter, and then added four points to their lead in the second quarter to lead 25-18 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Eustace posted an 11-10 scoring advantage, and then outscored Kemp 17-15 in the fourth quarter to forge the final 10-point margin.
Keeling led all scorers with 18 points, as Key had nine, Beggs seven, Sutton six, Hargrove five and Scott four, with both Johnson and Miner scoring two points each.
Dunagan led the ’Jackets with nine points, with both Sistrunk and Ryan Emfinger adding eight, Goldman seven, both White and Weeks scoring four points each, and Jake Golden adding three points.
Saturday, the Bulldogs fell to another district foe, the Canton Eagles, 56-49.
Canton opened a 16-11 lead in the first quarter, but then outscored the Bulldogs 26-13 over the next two quarters to take a commanding 42-24 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Bulldogs outscored the Eagles 25-14 to cut the final margin to seven points.
Keeling led the Bulldogs with 16 points, while Sutton added 15, Hargrove nine, Key six and Johnson three.
Canton had four players in double figures, with both Savis and Talley scoring 15 points.

Kemp girls split at Edgewood
Monitor Staff Reports
EDGEWOOD–The Kemp Lady Yellowjackets went 2-2 at the Edgewood Lady Bulldog Invitational basketball tournament, losing to hosting Edgewood and Harmony, but defeating Wills Point and Lone Oak.
The Lady ’Jackets were scheduled to host Italy Tuesday. Friday, Dec. 19, the Kemp girls will host the Lindale Lady Eagles, opening with a 5 p.m. sub-varsity contest.
Following a Christmas break, the Lady ’Jackets will play in the annual Kaufman Holiday Classic tournament Dec. 29-31, and then will host Palestine Westwood Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Kemp’s girls will open District 14-3A play on the road at Van Friday, Jan. 9.
Dec. 11, the Lady ’Jackets opened play in the Edgewood tournament against the hosting Lady Bulldogs, who held Kemp to single-digit scoring in all four quarters en route to a 54-14 win.
Edgewood opened a 10-2 lead in the first quarter, but outscored Kemp 18-3 in the second quarter to take a 28-5 halftime advantage.
The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady ’Jackets 12-3 in the third quarter to take a 40-8 lead into the fourth quarter.
Kemp outscored the Lady Bulldogs 6-4 in the final frame.
Amanda Lawrence led the Lady ’Jackets with five points, as Meagan Lacy had four, Brittany Simmons three and Shelbie Wright two.
Susan Agesen led Edgewood with 13 points, as Desi Hernandez added 10.
Kemp’s girls split two games Friday, as they defeated Wills Point 35-28 and narrowly lost to Harmony’s Lady Eagles, 33-29.
Against Wills Point, the Lady ’Jackets took a 9-4 lead in the first quarter and maintained that five-point margin in the second quarter.
Wills Point cut the Kemp lead to four points in the third quarter, but the Lady ’Jackets came back to outscore the Lady Tigers 10-7 in the fourth quarter to forge the final seven-point margin.
Michelle Ritterbach led the Lady ’Jackets with 15 points and five steals, as Lawrence added eight points and three steals, Simmons had six points, five rebounds (four offensive) and four steals, Lacy four points, five rebounds and four steals and Wright two points.
Harbraugh led Wills Point with eight points.
In the second game of the day, Harmony took a 9-1 lead in the first quarter, but both teams matched baskets in the second quarter to leave the Lady Eagles up by eight at halftime.
In the second half, Kemp outscored Harmony 19-15 to close within four points, but suffered some costly turnovers (30) and were unable to convert some free throw opportunities, hitting just 8-of-19 for the game.
Brittany Simmons led Kemp with nine points (including two 3-point goals), five steals and seven rebounds, with Wright adding eight points and two blocks, Lawrence five points and three steals, Lacy four points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals, and Brandy Simmons three points and three rebounds
Wilburn led Harmony with 15 points, as Roberts added 13.
Saturday, the Lady ’Jackets bounced back to knock off Lone Oak 34-32.
Kemp fell behind by three in the first half, and still trailed by three, 28-25, going into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Lady ’Jackets outscored the Lady Buffaloes 9-5 to take the narrow victory.
Lawrence, Ritterbach and Brittany Simmons all hit 3-point baskets in the win.
Brittany Simmons led the Lady ’Jackets with eight points, Ritterbach had five points and two blocks, while Wright (five rebounds), Shannon Shipp (six rebounds) and Chelsea Mulvaney all finished with four points each.
Lacy (two blocks, one steal), Brandy Simmons (two rebounds, one steal) and Lawrence all finished with three points each, and Brittany Henderson added a free throw.
Acker led Lone Oak with 10 points.

 

Upcoming games

Girls Basketball

Dec. 18
EHS @ Grand Saline

Dec. 19
MHS @ West Mesquite*
KHS vs Lindale

Dec. 29-31
MHS @ Kaufman tourn.
KHS @ Kaufman tourn.
EHS @ Brownsboro

Jan. 6
MHS @ Terrell*

Jan. 9
MHS vs Red Oak*
KHS @ Van*
EHS @ Mineola*
*district contest

Boys Basketball

Dec. 18-20
MHS @ Sabine tourn.
EHS @ Grand Saline tourn.

Dec. 19
KHS @ Fairfield

Dec. 22
EHS vs Athens

Dec. 29-31
MHS @ Wagstaff Classic
(Tyler Junior College)
KHS @ Kaufman Tourney

Dec. 30
EHS @ Grand Saline
 

Soccer

Jan. 2
MHS g @ Greenville
EHS b/g vs Ferris

Jan. 6
MHS g vs Ennis
EHS b/g @ Kaufman


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