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girls nip Eustace
Monitor Staff Reports
MALAKOFFThe Malakoff Lady Tigers edged Eustace Monday night, 45-44, in a District
14-2A clash between backyard rivals.
The game showcased a contrast in styles with Malakoffs inside power pitted against
Eustaces outside sharpshooters. Monday, power won.
Now 14-2 and 3-0 in district basketball play, the Lady Tigers will travel to Blooming
Grove, with a 5 p.m. junior varsity contest opening a two-game slate Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Now 2-13 and 0-3 in district play, Eustace also resumes district play at home Jan. 4, when
they take on Teague, also opening with a 5 p.m. JV contest.
Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
Malakoff Lady Tiger Korah Crockett (5) reaches in to force Eustace Lady Bulldog freshman
Shelby Marcom (4) to fumble during a fast break in the second half of Malakoff's narrow
45-44 District 14-2A basketball win over the visiting Lady Bulldogs Dec. 20.
In front of a fairly large crowd at Malakoff High School, the two teams
seesawed back and forth throughout the game, with Eustace opening up a four-point lead
after the first quarter, and Malakoff coming back to take its own four-point lead into
The Lady Tigers still held a four-point lead late in the fourth quarter, but Allie Cass
hit from outside the arc for the Lady Bulldogs to draw to within one with just eight
Malakoffs Courtney Dawson was able to dribble out the clock, however, and Eustace
never got another chance to score.
Eustace was able to use the 3-point basket to stay close throughout the game. Lady Bulldog
Katy Brigham led all scorers with 16 points, including five treys at least one in
Not only did Brigham fill up the bucket for the Lady Bulldogs, when she missed, her
teammates were often there to rebound and score.
In addition to Brigham, Kacie Richards had 10 points, Vanessa Lopez had nine, Cass seven
and Megan Renteria two points.
While the Lady Bulldogs lived outside, the Lady Tigers camped out in the lane. Dawson and
Rayvonna Garner controlled the paint throughout for Malakoff, with the two scoring 13 and
Taye Jackson added nine points for the Lady Tigers, with Korah Crockett adding five and
Molly LaRue, Kayla Mullins and Plantrese Jackson all scoring two points each.
Malakoff also held an advantage at the free throw line, going to the charity stripe 23
times and hitting 13 (56 percent). Eustace had 13 opportunities at the free throw line,
converting just two (15 percent).
Lady Destroyers finish 2nd
at state tournament
Monitor Staff Reports
DALLASThe Under-14 Lady Destroyers made Tri-County Soccer Association history
recently by becoming the first local team to advance to the state Tournament of Champions
The Lady Destroyers, playing in the under-14 girls Division 2, took second place at the
annual Tournament of Champions (state finals). Team members are (from left, front row)
Kaylee Creagh, Rhonda Blaase, Shelby Hailey, Jordan Story, Jordan Beverly and Lindsey
Cason; (middle row) Kristina Flatt, Shaelyn Baker, Lauren Flowers, Kaitland Edwards,
Courtney Owens and Mary Riddoch; (back row) assistant coach David Baker, Cheyenne Samford,
Erin Dorman, Bailey Swain, Madison Holyfield, Meagan Holyfield, Kaitlyn Richardson and
head coach Brance Irby Jr.
Each year, about 800 teams across the state start working towards this. There were
two left, and we were one of them, Lady Destroyers head coach Brance Irby Jr. noted.
The Tournament of Champions draws league winners from across the state, with semifinal
games played in Carrollton Dec. 4 and finals played at the Richland College campus Dec. 5.
No other team from the Tri-County Soccer association has ever played in the Tournament of
Champions finals, Irby said.
They have played in numerous tournaments I cant even guess at how many
and have made a lot of sacrifices to get where they are, Irby noted.
Last year, they were a state semifinalist, and this year, they were a finalist and
placed second in the state.
Coaches and parents could not be more proud of these girls, Irby added.
We thank sponsors Kevin Lillys McDonalds and American Dream Realty for
The Lady Destroyers played three qualifying matches Dec. 4, and the next day, each of the
three finals matches was a win-or-go-home playoff, he said.
The girls beat CenTex soccer champion Brownwood in a sudden-death shoot-out, and then
knocked Athens out of the state tournament with a 2-1 victory to gain the finals.
In the finals, the Lady Destroyers faced a team from Nacogdoches, but fell 1-0 in the
final seconds of overtime.
Most of the Lady Destroyers have been playing together for six or seven years, Irby said.
Team members include Kaylee Creagh, Rhonda Blaase, Shelby Hailey, Jordan Story, Jordan
Beverly and Lindsey Cason.
Also, Kristina Flatt, Shaelyn Baker, Lauren Flowers, Kaitland Edwards, Courtney Owens and
Also, Cheyenne Samford, Erin Dorman, Bailey Swain, Madison Holyfield, Meagan Holyfield and
They are coached by Irby and assistant coach David Baker.
MHS @ Kaufman tourn.
EHS @ Quitman tourn.
KHS @ Corsicana
KHS vs Quinlan Ford
EHS vs Teague*
MHS vs Kaufman*
KHS vs Ferris*
EHS @ Mildred*
MHS @ Wagstaff Classic
(Tyler Junior College)
KHS @ Kaufman tourn.
EHS vs Fruitvale
EHS vs Kemp
MHS b vs N.Forney (scr)
EHS vs Van
KHS @ N.Forney
MHS g hosts scrimmages
MHS g hosts scrimmages