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Kemp falls to Lindale
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMP–A third-quarter run powered the Lindale Lady Eagles past the hosting Kemp Lady Yellowjackets 46-30 in a non-district basketball contest Dec. 19.
The Lady ’Jackets are scheduled to play in the Kaufman Holiday Classic tournament Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, at Kaufman High School.
Tuesday, Jan. 6, the Kemp girls will host Palestine Westwood for their last non-district game, opening with a 5 p.m. junior varsity contest.
Friday, Jan. 9, the Lady ’Jackets will open District 14-3A play on the road against the hosting Van Lady Vandals, starting with a 4:30 p.m. sub-varsity game.
Kemp will stay on the road for their second district contest, as they travel to Wills Point Tuesday, Jan. 13.
In front of a sparse home-court crowd (the junior varsity and varsity games were moved up from the evening to mid-afternoon), the Lady ’Jackets fell behind early, as Lindale took an 8-4 lead in the first quarter, and added three points to their lead in a faster-paced second quarter.
Up by seven, 22-15, at halftime, the Lady Eagles posted a 15-5 run in the third quarter to blow open the contest, taking a 17-point lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, the Lady ’Jackets were able to shave a point off Lindale’s lead.
Brittany Simmons led the Lady ’Jackets with 10 points, with Shannon Shipp adding seven, Meagan Lacy five, Chelsey Mulvaney four, and both Shelbie Wright and Brittany Henderson two each.
Bri Haralson led Lindale with nine points, and Jenna Terry added eight.

Mabank boys win 3 at Sabine tournament
Monitor Staff Reports
LIBERTY CITY–After an opening-round loss to eventual tournament champion Sabine, the Mabank Panthers bounced back to win three straight at the “Last Man Standing” basketball tournament at Sabine High School last weekend.
Now 11-3 on the season, the Panthers will play at the annual Wagstaff Holiday Classic tournament at Tyler Junior College Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 29-31.
Following a break, the Panthers will open District 15-4A play at home against the Terrell Tigers Tuesday, Jan. 6, with a 6 p.m. sub-varsity match kicking off the evening’s slate.
Friday, Jan. 9, the Panthers will go on the road for a contest against Red Oak.
At Sabine Dec. 18, the Panthers opened with a narrow 58-53 loss to the eventual tournament champion, the fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Sabine Cardinals.
The Cardinals opened a two-point lead in the first quarter and expanded that lead to seven points, 36-29, in the second quarter behind Colton Kirk, who scored 15 of his team-high 20 points in the first half, hitting a pair of 3-point baskets.
Mabank countered with Tyler Fisher, who scored eight of his 10 points in the first half, and treys from both Jacob Woodard and Micky Pycha (his only points).
In the second half, the Panthers turned to Kolton Browning, who scored 14 of his game-high 23 points (including one trey and 10-of-13 at the free throw line) after the intermission.
The Cardinals, however, countered with eight points (two treys) from both Noah Jackson and Josh Montana, who scored five of his eight points in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers also got nine points (including a trey) from Griffin Marshall, seven from Woodard and a free throw from Trevor Peele.
In the second round, the Panthers came from behind to defeat the Gladewater bears 74-61.
Mabank outscored the Bears 42-19 over the middle two quarters to erase an early eight-point deficit and take a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Panthers turned to Browning, who scored 44 points, and Tray Phillips, who scored all of his 13 points in the second- and third-quarter runs.
Mabank also got nine points from fisher, four (all in the fourth quarter) from Marshall and two points from Peele.
The Bears hung in the contest on their outside shooting, with three players hitting nine treys. Daniels led the Bears with 26 points (three treys), with Douglan adding 14 (four treys).
Next on the agenda was a 60-52 win over West Rusk, as the Panthers again came from behind with a strong performance during the middle two quarters.
West Rusk opened a 16-10 lead, but the Panthers outscored them by 12 points, 36-24, over the middle two quarters, keyed by a 17-9 run in the second quarter.
Browning again led the Panthers with 20 points, including one trey, while Woodard hit three treys en route to 13 points.
Peele, Pycha and Fisher all scored nine points each.
The Panthers then knocked off Nacogdoches Central Heights 75-49 behind a strong start, as they took a 16-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back.
Up by 21 points at halftime, the Panthers held off any possibility of a Central Heights comeback in the second half.
Eleven different Panthers scored, led by Browning’s 33 points, which included two treys and 11-of-15 from the free throw line.
Woodard added 11 points (three treys) and Fisher had 10 points.
Hegbert led Central Heights with 21 points.

’Dogs drop 3 at Grand Saline
Monitor Staff Reports
GRAND SALINE–Eustace High School’s Bulldogs dropped three contests at the Grand Saline Indian Invitational basketball tournament last weekend.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to host Athens Monday, and then head to Grand Saline again for a non-district basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 30, opening with a 4 p.m. sub-varsity matchup.
Friday, Jan. 2, the Bulldogs will visit Frost for an afternoon contest with the Polar Bears, before returning home to host Cross Roads Tuesday, Jan. 6, opening with a 5 p.m. junior varsity game.
Friday, Jan. 9, the Bulldogs will visit Brownsboro for their final non-district contest. Eustace will open District 14-3A play at Kemp Friday, Jan. 16.
At the Grand Saline tournament, the Bulldogs opened with a 56-48 loss to the Lone Oak Buffaloes.
Lone Oak outscored the Bulldogs 26-14 across the middle two quarters, coming from six points behind to take a six-point lead, 38-32, into the fourth quarter.
Bulldog senior Zach Keeling led all scorers with 28 points, as David Key had eight points, Guy Hargrove seven, Zach Sutton three points and Trevan Johnson two.
In the second round, the Bulldogs got off to a slow start against the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats, and could not recover.
The Wildcats opened a 23-6 lead in the first quarter. Although the Bulldogs outscored the Wildcats in each of the three subsequent quarters, they could not close the gap closer than the final 10-point margin.
Keeling again led a better-balanced scoring attack with 20 points, as Key and Hargrove both scored 10 points each and Johnson added eight, with Brett Miner scoring three points and Addison Scott two.
Austin led Scurry-Rosser with 17 points and Charles added 12.
In the third round, the Bulldogs had a rematch with the Fruitvale Bobcats, and fell by nine points, 42-33.
Another slow start plagued the Bulldogs against the Bobcats (who lost to the hosting Bulldogs, 36-34, Dec. 2), as Fruitvale opened a 9-2 lead.
Fruitvale outscored the Bulldogs 11-10 in the second quarter to maintain an eight-point halftime advantage.
In the second half, the Bobcats edged the Bulldogs 22-21 to forge the final nine-point margin.
Keeling again led the Bulldogs with 16 points, as Johnson had five, Key four, both Scott and Sutton three points each and Miner two points.
Kevin Johnston led Fruitvale with 19 points, with Tyler Yates adding 10.

 

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. 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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