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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 18, 2017

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–Who can stop Sydnee Wynn in girls 3A-District 12? Right now, nobody is.
Wynn continued her streak of dominating personal performances with 26 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 50-25 win against Kemp Jan. 13
Wynn, the 6-2 senior, is a top 3-A prospect and has already signed a letter of intent to play with the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio last November. The big game against Kemp came just one match after she dropped 31 points and pulled in 25 rebounds against Mineola Jan. 9. The University of the Incarnate Word currently plays in the Division II Southland Conference and will move up to Division I status next year when Wynn joins.
Even a player of Wynn’s great talent can’t take the win for Eustace alone. Supporting her and helping the Lady Bulldogs were Lily Sorrels with two points, three rebounds, one block and one steal; Zoie Bailey with seven points, two rebounds and four steals; Sadie Cates with two points; Payton Schwartz with one steal; Hana Abuhatub with five points and eight rebounds; Miranda Fontenot with five points, three rebounds and two steals; and Johnsynn Luckey with four points and three rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs are back in action Jan. 20 at home against Edgewood, while Kemp gets back to it the same night in Grand Saline.

Jan

18

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 18, 2017

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP–The Kemp Yellowjackets won the Highway 175 rivalry game in dominating fashion Jan. 13, defeating the Eustace Bulldogs 72-24 in Kemp.
The Yellowjackets sprinted to a 10-point lead in the first quarter, going up 16-6 and never looked back. The game got out of reach for the Bulldogs for good in the second quarter when Kemp outscored Eustace 20-8 to build a 36-14 halftime lead.
Kemp’s offense kept up the same blistering pace in the third quarter by putting up 23 points, while holding Eustace to just three. The scoring in the final quarter was 13-7 in Kemp’s favor for the 72-24 final score.
Eight Yellowjackets made the books in the scoring department, starting with Peyton Irvin’s game-high 16 points, followed by Alec Cooper and Kane Johnson’s 14 each. Next came Josiah Brewington with nine points, Cameron Clamon with eight, Darel Booker’s six, Austin Williams’ three, and Jaise Bowie’s two.
Eustace was led by Clifton Johnson with seven points, followed by Ethan Austin with six, Jason Losiewicz’s five points, Joey Harris’ five, and Tucker Reeve one.
The big Kemp win came after the Yellowjackets lost its previous two games by a combined three points.
Kemp lost to Scurry on Jan. 6 by the score of 53-51. In that game, Kemp fought back from a 34-22 half time deficit, nearly coming back to steal the win.
Leading scorers for Kemp were: Johnson, 15; Irvin, 9; Bowie, 7; Brewington, 7; Cooper, 6; Booker, 4; and Junior Brooks, 1. Scurry’s James Stephens had a game-high 18 points to help his team to the win.
The Yellowjackets lost a heartbreaker 61-60 to Edgewood Jan. 10 after building a 15-point lead in the first quarter.
Kemp was up 20-5 when the first quarter buzzer sounded but could not hold the lead.
Edgewood slowly chipped away from its deficit in the second quarter, outpacing Kemp 14-9 to bring the game in striking distance by halftime with the score 29-21. Edgewood took control in the third quarter after an impressive 24-11 quarter to take a 45-40 lead. Kemp fought back hard in the fourth quarter, but Edgewood took the game by a single point, 61-60.
Leading scorers for Kemp included Johnson, 20; Brewington, 20; Irvin. 9; Booker, 5; Alec Cooper, 4; and Bowie, 2. Edgewood was led by its power forward Trey Erwin with a game-high 30 points.
The Yellowjackets are back in action Jan. 20 when they hit to road to take on the Grand Saline Indians.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 13, 2017

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Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Lady Bulldog senior post Sydnee Wynn scored 31 points and pulled down 25 rebounds to lead the Eustace Lady Bulldogs to a 59-55 overtime victory over Mineola Jan. 9 at E.L. Kirk gymnasium. The Lady Bulldogs have now won three games in a row with the victory.
The Lady Bulldogs also got eight points and seven rebounds from Sophomore Madison Holbert. Sophomore Lily Sorrels had seven points and nine rebounds. Junior Zoie Bailey chipped in five points and two rebounds, sophomore Miranda Fontenot added three points and nine rebounds, Johnsynn Luckey added two points and six boards and senior Hana Abuhatub added two points for the Lady Bulldogs in the victory.
Wynn, the University of Incarnate Word signee, also had two blocked shots to go with her double-double. Fontenot also added a blocked shot in the win.
In other action, the Lady Bulldogs defeated Grand Saline 46-40 behind 17 points from Sorrels in a game played Jan. 6 at Grand Saline High School gym.
The Lady bulldogs led 10-9 after one period of play, but Grand Saline came back to take a four-point lead into halftime at 22-18. Eustace got going defensively in the third quarter, holding the Lady Indians to just four points in the quarter and heading to the final frame with a six-point advantage at 32-26. The two teams traded baskets in the fourth quarter and Eustace walked away with the six-point victory.
Wynn chipped in 13 points, while Luckey, Fontenot and Bailey each scored four points. Holbert and sophomore Sadie Cates had two points each in the victory.
The Lady Bulldogs improve to 13-11 overall and 3-2 in district play. The Lady Bulldogs will be in action at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 when they travel to Scurry-Rosser to battle the Lady Wildcats in a district matchup.