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Lady Panthers compete in Kaufman Tournament

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 4, 2014

Monitor Photo/Summer Rush Mabank’s Madison Holyfield (24) runs out of bounds after making a basket against Forney Dec. 27.

Monitor Photo/Summer Rush
Mabank’s Madison Holyfield (24) runs out of bounds after making a basket against Forney Dec. 27.

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer

KAUFMAN–The Mabank girls basketball team completed the Kaufman Holiday Tournament with a 2-3 record.
Mabank’s first game was against Forney Dec. 27 and were outscored 43-27. Things initially looked very good for Mabank, as they came out with the lead in the first quarter, scoring 11 points to Forney’s 6. The next two quarters were disastrous as Forney outscored Mabank 16-3 and 12-3 in the second and third quarters to build a 34-17 lead.
The Lady Panthers were able to outscore Forney in the fourth quarter 10-9, but it was too late and lost the game 43-27.
Leading scorers were Meagan Holyfield with 9 points, Madison Holyfield, 8 and Bry Colwell 5.
Garland was up next for the Lady Panthers,and Mabank crushed them 53-14.
Mabank outscored them in every quarter of play to bounce back from the previous defeat. The teams put up point totals of 17-2, 14-2, 13-7 and 9-3 in each quarter, respectively.
Leading Mabank scorers were Carson Marsh 15, Madison Holyfield 10, Meagan Holyfield 9 and Morgan Williams 5.
The third game of the tournament saw Mabank’s second win, as they defeated Scurry 55-41. The Lady Panthers and Scurry put up point totals of 16-10, 5-13, 16-12 and 18-6 in the four quarters of play.
Leading scorers for the Lady Panthers were Carson Marsh with 20 points, Meagan Holyfield 14, Madison Holyfield 13 and Bry Colwell 5.
Sulphur Springs just barely got a win over Mabank in the final game of the tournament Dec. 28. A tough first quarter proved to be the difference in the 48-47 final score.
In the first quarter Sulphur Spings took a 18-9 lead. The second quarter saw the Lady Panthers claw their way back, scoring 14 to Sulphur Springs 8. Third quarter scoring was knotted up 12-12, and Mabank had a slight edge in the fourth quarter 12-10.
Top scorers in the close, one-point loss were Carson Marsh with 20 points, Madison Holyfield 10, Meagan Holyfield 9 and Taylor Reinke 4.
“The girls fought hard throughout the whole tournament,” head coach Ashleigh weeks said. “It was a good test to come off of Christmas break and see the fight they had in them. It tells me that they are ready begin district.”
The Lady Panthers will be back in action Jan. 7 at home against Canton.

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