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Sunday, December 19, 2010

 Lake Info

Normal Lake Level is 322.00 feet above Mean Sea Level.
Current level for Cedar Creek Lake is: 319.00 Water Temperature:
55  degrees - top
degrees - bottom


Mabank runs by Wills Point, 72-30
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Taking advantage of a significant edge in quickness, the Mabank Lady Panthers ran away from the visiting Wills Point Lady Tigers, 72-30, Tuesday night.
The Lady Panthers were scheduled to visit Canton Friday night before taking a Christmas break.
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Lady Panther freshman Makenna Allen (white uniform) gets fouled by both Precious and Destini Spencer as she drives to the basket during the first half of Mabank's 72-30 win over the visiting Lady Tigers Tuesday.

During the break, the Lady Panthers will play in the 20th annual Kaufman Holiday Classic basketball tournament, joining a strong field including North Garland, Athens, Grandview, Sulphur Springs, North Mesquite, North Forney, Clarksville, Greenville, Paris, Royse City, Forney and Terrell, along with hosting Kaufman.
Mabank is scheduled to open tournament play at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, against the Terrell Lady Tigers.
The Lady Panthers will open District 13-3A basketball play at home Friday, Jan. 7, against the Kaufman Lady Lions.
Tuesday night, the Lady Tigers never had a chance against the much quicker Lady Panthers, who forced numerous turnovers with their defense and ran up a 19-4 first quarter lead.
Up by 18 points at halftime, 39-21, the Lady Panthers blew out Wills Point in the second half, outscoring them 15-7 in the third quarter and 18-2 in the fourth to forge the final 42-point margin.
All 10 of the Lady Panthers suited up for the game scored, with four finishing in double figures – Sara Springer led with 17 points, with Kourtney Holyfield adding 14, Olivia Pannell 13 and Makenna Allen 12.
In addition, Natalie Torres had six points, Ashton Norman five, Maegan Olivarez had two points and Kelsey Mitchell, Molly Groom and Alex Brady all contributed free throws.
Emily Levy led the Lady Tigers with 11 points, with Destini Spencer and Ro Russell adding four points each, Kaitlyn Isbell and Bre-tayla Davis scoring three points each, Precious Spencer and Debreka Malone hitting two points each and Alaina Raines adding a free throw.


Buffaloes slip past Panthers, 63-58
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–In yet another tight contest, the Mabank Panthers again saw victory slip away in the final minute of a 63-58 loss to the visiting Lone Oak Buffaloes Tuesday night.
The Panthers won’t play again until they visit Tyler Junior College for the Wagstaff Holiday Classic tournament Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 27-29.
Following the Christmas break, the Panthers will wind up their non-district scheduled with two home games – against Quinlan Ford Thursday, Jan. 6, and against Canton Tuesday, Jan. 11.
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Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Mabank Panther senior T.C. Greene (40) drives down the key during the first half of the Panthers' 63-58 loss to the visiting Lone Oak Buffaloes Tuesday. Greene led the Panthers with a game-high 24 points and 21 rebounds.

Mabank opens District 13-3A basketball play at home against the Kemp Yellowjackets Friday, Jan. 14.
The Panthers have seen most of their games go down to the final horn so far this season, but more than a few have slipped away from them.
Against the Buffaloes Tuesday night, the Panthers were right there, within three points with about a minute left, but a couple of misses down the stretch led to a five-point loss.
The loss overshadowed a fine effort by the only Panther senior, 6-7 T.C. Greene, who led all scorers with 24 points and 21 rebounds.
Lone Oak opened a 13-9 lead in the first quarter, but the Panthers stayed within four points with a 19-18 scoring edge in the second quarter, featuring nine points from Greene and five (including a trey) from junior Jordan Allen.
Both teams scored 10 points each in the third quarter, but the Buffaloes edged the Panthers 22-20 in the final frame behind 10 points (of his team-high 19) from Keaton Smith.
Allen had eight (including two treys) in the fourth quarter, but missed both ends of a two-shot technical foul called against Smith.
In addition to Greene’s 24 points, Allen finished with 16, while Jacob Ortiz had six and Colton Thomas five, with Brandon Hatfield, Chase Graham and David Marler all scoring two points each, and Ryan Walker chipping in a third-quarter free throw.
Buffaloes Cooper Jones and Andre Crow both scored 14 points to go with Smith’s 19, with Trever Lasseter adding seven, Tyler Haney five and Nathan Zachary four.


Kemp boys pop Dawson, 61-32
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–In a contest that was pretty much over at halftime, the Kemp Yellowjackets crushed the visiting Dawson Bulldogs 61-32 Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets were scheduled to visit Fairfield Friday night, and will visit Miller Grove Monday, Dec. 20, with a 2 p.m. junior varsity match opening a two-game slate.
During the Christmas break, the ’Jackets will play in the 20th annual Kaufman Holiday Classic. They are scheduled to open pool play at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, against Boyd in the Kaufman High School Main Gym, with a second game against Dallas Gateway scheduled at 7 p.m. in the Old Gym.
Following the Christmas break, Kemp will have two more non-district contests, at Palestine Westwood Tuesday, Jan. 4, and at home Monday, Jan. 10, against Quinlan Ford.
The ’Jackets will open District 13-3A basketball play on the road against Mabank Friday, Jan. 14.
Tuesday, the ’Jackets opened a 13-6 lead over the Bulldogs in the first quarter and expanded that lead to 16 points, 28-12, by halftime behind eight points (including a trey) from Jeff Goldman and six points (including 4-of-4 from the free throw line) from Ryan Emfinger.
Kemp outscored Dawson 11-3 in the third quarter to take a 24-point lead, 39-15, into the fourth quarter, and outscored the Bulldogs 22-17 in the final frame to forge the final 29-point margin.
Emfinger led the ’Jackets with 17 points (including 5-of-5 at the charity stripe), while Goldman added 13, including two treys.
Kemp also got nine points (eight in the fourth quarter) from Cody Dunagan, six from Riley Lazard, five each from both Colton Love and Corey Watkins, two from Jake Goldman and a fourth-quarter free throw from James Simmons.


Upcoming Events

Girls basketball

Dec. 20
KHS vs Cross Roads
EHS @ Malakoff*

Dec. 21
KHS @ Westwood

Dec. 28-30
MHS @ Kaufman tourn.
EHS @ Quitman tourn.

Dec. 31
KHS @ Corsicana

Jan. 3
KHS vs Quinlan Ford

Jan. 4
EHS vs Teague*
(*district contest)

Boys basketball

Dec. 20
KHS @ Miller Grove
EHS @ Malakoff*

Dec. 27-29
MHS @ Wagstaff Classic
(Tyler Junior College)

Dec. 27-28
KHS @ Kaufman tourn.

Dec. 28
EHS vs Fruitvale
(*district contest)


Jan. 4
EHS vs Kemp
MHS b vs N.Forney (scr)

Jan. 7
EHS vs Van
KHS @ N.Forney

Jan. 8
MHS g hosts scrimmages

Jan. 11
MHS g hosts scrimmages

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