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Lady Panthers open district with win
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank’s Lady Panthers opened District 15-4A basketball play with an 83-60 victory over the Lancaster Lady Tigers Tuesday.
Now 7-5 overall and 1-0 in district play, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to face West Mesquite on the road Friday.
Following a Christmas break, the Lady Panthers will play in the annual Kaufman Holiday Classic tournament Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31.
After an open date Friday, Jan. 2, the Lady Panthers return to district play Tuesday, Jan. 6, with a road contest at Terrell, opening with a 5 p.m. sub-varsity contest.
Friday, Jan. 9, the Lady Panthers will return home for a district matchup against the Red Oak Lady Hawks.
Tuesday’s district opener was moved up to 5 p.m., as icy roads prompted both schools to cancel the sub-varsity games.
It didn’t take long for the Lady Panthers to show they had a big advantage in both quickness and team speed over the much taller Lady Tigers, and that translated into numerous Lancaster turnovers through Mabank’s trapping defense.
Unfortunately, the Lady Panthers weren’t able to cash in many of those turnovers, as shot after shot clanged off the iron. Still, enough went in to give Mabank a 22-11 lead in the first quarter.
The Lady Panthers’ shooting warmed up in the second quarter, as they outscored Lancaster 23-15 to take a 19-point lead at halftime, 45-26.
Mabank kept the pressure on in the third quarter, outscoring Lancaster 18-11 to take a commanding 26-point lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Lady Tigers were able to cut three points off the final margin.
Chelsey Dillon and Sara Springer, who pulled many of the traps on the harassed Lady Tiger guards, led the Lady Panthers, as Dillon topped all scorers with 25 points and Springer finished with 16.
Jeanice Mojica, who also teamed with Dillon on many backcourt traps, added 12 points, and Chelsea Alldredge scored 10 points.
Lauren Hamilton scored seven points, with Cheyenne Alldredge adding four and Ashton Norman three, with Sarah Gilbert, Olivia Pannell and Lynnsie Sims all scoring two points each.
Price led Lancaster with 15 points, as McWright added 12.
In their final non-district contest Dec. 12, the Lady Panthers took a seven-point road win over the hosting Commerce Lady Tigers, 70-63.
Mabank’s girls steadily added to a narrow 17-15 first quarter lead, and were up by 12 points, 51-39, heading into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Tigers mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter to pull within seven at the end of regulation.
Springer led the Lady Panthers with 21 points, as Dillon finished with 16 and Chelsea Alldredge had 13 points.
Hamilton added six points and Mojica five, while Norman, Cheyenne Alldredge, Pannell and Sims all scored two points each and Ashley Hammack added a free throw.
Massey led all scorers, hitting for 30 of the Lady Tigers’ 63 points.

Indians edge by Bulldogs, 54-48
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–After a lackluster first half, the Eustace Bulldogs roared back in the second half before falling to the visiting Grand Saline Indians Tuesday, 54-48.
Now 1-9 on the season, the Bulldogs were scheduled to play in the Grand Saline Invitational basketball tournament this weekend.
Monday, Dec. 22, the Bulldogs are scheduled to host the Athens Hornets, with a sub-varsity contest kicking off a three-game slate at noon.
Following a Christmas break, the Bulldogs are scheduled to visit Grand Saline for a rematch Tuesday, Dec. 30, with a 4 p.m. sub-varsity game opening the evening.
Friday, Jan. 2, the Bulldogs will head to Frost for a non-district game against the Polar Bears, before returning to host the Cross Roads Bobcats Tuesday, Jan. 6.
The Bulldogs will visit Brownsboro Friday, Jan. 9, for their final non-district game, and will open District 14-3A play on the road at Kemp Friday, Jan. 16.
In front of a small home-court crowd Tuesday, the Bulldogs allowed the Indians numerous second-shot opportunities, and quickly fell behind, 15-9.
Grand Saline continued to take advantage of their ability to rebound against the Bulldogs, outscoring them 14-4 in the second quarter to forge a 16-point halftime lead.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs began swarming back, outscoring the Indians 25-11 to pull within two, 40-38, going into the fourth quarter.
The Indians held off the Bulldogs 14-10 in the fourth quarter to win by six points.
Zach Keeling led the Bulldogs with 18 points, with David Key adding nine.
Trevan Johnson scored six points, Guy Hargrove had five, both Addison Scott and Zach Sutton scored four points and Austin Byrne added two points.
Grand Saline’s Sam Joyce led all scorers with 21 points, as Steven Smalley added 14.

EHS girls fall to Cross Roads
Monitor Staff Reports
CROSS ROADS–The hosting Cross Roads Lady Bobcats used a quick start in both halves to forge a 10-point win over the Eustace Lady Bulldogs Tuesday.
Now 4-9 on the season, the Lady Bulldogs were scheduled to play in the Grand Saline Indian Invitational basketball tournament this weekend.
Following a Christmas break, the Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to play in Brownsboro Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29-30.
Eustace’s girls will open District 14-3A play on the road Friday, Jan. 9, when they visit the Mineola Lady Yellowjackets, opening with a 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity contest.
The next scheduled home game for the Lady Bulldogs will be against 14th-ranked Canton Tuesday, Jan. 13.
In a defensive struggle at Cross Roads Tuesday, the hosting Lady Bobcats opened a 9-4 lead in the first quarter, and outscored Eustace 3-2 in the second quarter to forge a 12-6 halftime lead.
The Lady Bobcats took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring Eustace 11-5 to take a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter, 23-11.
In the final frame, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Cross Roads 7-5 to cut the final margin to 10 points.
Allie Cass led the Lady Bulldogs with eight points, as Megan Renteria had three, Jenny McConathy and Ashley Watkins scored two points each and Jessica McConathy added a free throw.
Chastity Pryor led the Lady Bobcats with 16 points.
“We didn’t do a good job executing our offense,” first hear Eustace head coach DaLinda Cassell said later.
“We played good defensively and hustled,” she added. “I thought the girls played hard and with heart. We will work to correct some things on offense, and once we do that, we will have success.”
The Lady Bulldogs won one of three contests at the Mineola tournament last weekend.
Eustace opened with a 12-point loss to the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes, 43-31.
A 15-4 Lady Buckeye run in the third quarter broke open a three-point contest, and proved to be the difference.
Jenny McConathy led the Lady Bulldogs with eight points, as Jessica McConathy had seven, Cass and Harmony Allen both scored four points, Vanessa Lopez and Aurora Beasley both scored three points and Nicole McNeel added two points.
Osborn and Noble led Gilmer with 14 points each.
In the second round, the Grand Saline Lady Indians held the Lady Bulldogs to eight points over the middle two quarters to secure a 55-36 win.
The Lady Indians broke open a one-point game with a 14-3 run in the second quarter, and then added a 14-5 run in the third quarter to forge an 18-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Jessica McConathy led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points, as both Jenny McConathy and Cass scored 10 points each, Watkins added four points and McNeel a free throw.
Wilt scored 30 of Grand Saline’s 55 points.
In the third round, the Lady Bulldogs held the Paul Pewitt Lady Brahmas scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 28-22 win.
Eustace had a two-point lead after the first quarter, but then outscored Pewitt 7-0 in the second quarter to take an 18-9 halftime lead.
Pewitt outscored the Lady Bulldogs 10-5 in the fourth quarter to close within six points.
Cass led the Lady Bulldogs with nine points, as Jessica McConathy had six, Lopez five, Watkins four, McNeel three and Jenny McConathy added a free throw.


Upcoming games

Girls Basketball

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. 22
EHS vs Athens

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

Dec. 30
EHS @ Grand Saline


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

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

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