Mabank Lady Panthers open season 2-1

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 17, 2012

Mabank vx Lindale

Monitor Photo/Sam Epps
Mabank Lady Panther Brittney Ramon (3, with ball) tries to get free of a jam under the net as the visiting Lindale Lady Eagles defeated the Mabank girls Tuesday.

By Sam Epps
Sports Editor

MABANK–After opening the basketball season with a 46-38 win over the visiting Quinlan-Ford Lady Panthers, the Mabank Lady Panthers won their second game against the visiting Mt. Vernon Lady Tigers, 37-32, Nov. 10.
Their first loss came at the hands of the visiting Lindale Lady Eagles Tuesday, who defeated Mabank 63-40.
Against Mt. Vernon, Mabank took a 13-9 lead after the first period, and had jumped to a 22-15 lead by halftime.
Mabank extended their lead by six points in the third period, scoring eight points to the Lady Tigers’ two points.
Mt. Vernon took charge in the fourth period, scoring 15 points, while holding the Lady Panthers to seven points.
Mabank’s Krista Stralow and Kourtney Holyfield led the Mabank scoring summary with nine points each. Kourtney Holyfield sank two three-pointers.
Brittney Ramon followed with six points and Kaitlyn Holyfield scored four points.
Ramon nailed three-of-five free throws, and Maci Hall hit a three-pointer.
The Lady Panthers had a hard time getting started against Lindale, scoring just four points in the first period.
Meanwhile, Lindale took an early lead after scoring 19 in the first.
The Mabank offense got moving in the second period, scoring 12 points, but the Lady Eagle’s offense cranked out 17 to take a 36-16 lead into halftime.
Both defenses were strong in the third period, and both offenses struggled at times as both teams scored 11 points.
The fourth period saw Mabank’s offense open up more, scoring 13 points in an effort to close the gap with Lindale.
The Lady Eagles, however, extended their lead by three points to secure the win.
Kourtney Holyfield led the offense with 11 points. Her sister Meagan Holyfield scored 10 points and had three offensive rebounds.
Third sister Kaitlyn Holyfield scored five points against Lindale, while Ramon and Stralow each scored three points.
The Lady Panthers hosted Gateway Academy Friday, and are scheduled to travel to Longview Spring Hill Tuesday for their first away game.