Jan

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 6, 2017

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Monitor Staff Reports
ALBA–Behind 30 points from junior Kane Johnson, the Kemp Yellowjackets left Alba-Golden High School gymnasium with a 63-49 victory Jan 3.
The ’Jackets jumped out to a 15-11 lead after one quarter of play. Kemp edged out further in the second quarter, outscoring Alba-Golden 19-14 to go into halftime leading 34-25.
The ’Jackets led 25-11 midway through the second quarter after scoring 10 straight points to start the quarter, with two three-pointers and a couple two point baskets. Alba-Golden would make a little run of their own, scoring six straight points to get back to within eight points at 25-17.
With Kemp leading 34-21 near the end of the first half, Alba-Golden hit a three and made a free-throw to bring the score back to single digits at 34-25.
In the third quarter, Kemp hit the first two baskets of the quarter to go back up 38-25. The Panthers scored 13 consecutive points to tie the score at 38-38 late in the frame. The teams would trade baskets
Johnson and the rest of the ’Jackets got the offense in gear while playing great defense on the hosts.
The ’Jackets scored 10 of the first 11 points of the first quarter to go up 50-41 and force Alba-Golden to call a timeout with five minutes to go in the game.
The Panthers would not go away, however, coming out of the timeout to score eight of the next 10 points to draw to within three at 52-49. That is all the scoring the Panthers would do as the ’Jacket defense held the Panthers scoreless for the rest of the game.
Kemp senior forward Josiah Brewington scored 12 points, sophomore Cameron Clamon added eight points, with sophomore Jaise Bowie chipping in seven points in the game. Sophomore Darel Booker tossed in six points for the ’Jackets.
In a previous game played on Dec. 31, the ’Jackets were downed by Mineola 47-44.
The ’Jackets held a 4-2 lead after a defensive struggle in the first quarter. Mineola went into halftime with a 20-15 lead.
Kemp cut the Mineola lead to 34-32 heading into the fourth quarter, but Mineola held on for the 47-44 win.
The ’Jackets are now 12-7 overall and 1-1 in district play. Kemp will be in action at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 when they travel to Edgewood to take on the Bulldogs in a District 13-3A contest.

Jan

04

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 4, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Despite getting a double-double from senior post Sydnee Winn, who had 15 points and 12 rebounds, the Lady Bulldogs could not keep up with Alba-Golden. Eustace fell to the Lady Panthers 51-30 at E.L. Kirk Gymnasium Dec. 31.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Wynn’s 15 points. Wynn also added five blocks in the game. Lily Sorrels added six points, three rebounds and one blocked shot. Zoie Bailey had four points and two rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs. Madison Holbert chipped in three points and two rebounds, while Johnsynn Luckey added two points and six rebounds for Eustace.
The Lady Bulldogs will be in action at 6:30 p.m. when they travel to Grand Saline to take on the Lady Indians in a district contest. The Lady Bulldogs’ next home game will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 when they host Mineola at E.L. Kirk gymnasium.

Jan

04

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 4, 2017

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Monitor Staff Reports
ALLEN–The Mabank Panthers played some tough competition at the Allen Holiday Invitational Dec. 27-29. The Panthers came out of the tournament 1-3, losing two of the games in overtime.
The Panthers started the tournament with a 52-41 loss to John Paul II, a private school in the metroplex. The Panthers raced out to a 16-5 lead after one quarter, and led 25-20 going into halftime. The lead was still at five points heading to the final quarter, but John Paul took over the game in the final frame, outscoring the Panthers 23-7 in the quarter to take the 11-point win.
Mabank was led by senior Jordan Thomas’ 15 points, followed by senior Cole Plunkett with 11. Senior Collin Sims had nine points and seniors Tyrece Gray and Ryan Lee each scored three points in the loss.
The Panthers rebounded in the second game of the tournament, routing Whitesboro 76-49 behind Thomas’ 29 points.
The Panthers again got out to a lead after one, taking a 16-9 lead into the second quarter. Mabank really got going offensively in the second quarter scoring 24 points to take a 40-24 lead into halftime.
The Panthers would let the Bearcats get no closer, outscoring them 36-25 in the second half, running away with the 27-point win. Plunkett and senior guard Jace Capehart each scored 11 points in the win, with sophomore guard Caleb Dally and senior Seth Grimes each scoring five points. Gray, Sims and sophomore Matt McGee each tossed in four points and senior Chaney Johnson chipping in three points.
Mabank then had a tough matchup with Krum. The Panthers were leading 18-12 after the first quarter, and took a 30-26 lead at halftime. Krum cut the deficit to two points after three, and tied it in the fourth to force overtime. Krum outscored the Panthers 9-3 in the overtime period, taking a 67-61 win. Plunkett led the Panthers in scoring in this game with 19 points. Dally chipped in 17 points and Thomas scored 15 in the game. Capehart added four points, with Gray, Sims and McGee each scoring two points.
The Panthers played some bonus basketball in their final game of the tournament as well. The Panthers fell to Sunnyvale in this one, 85-80. The score was tied at 17 all after one period of play.
The Raiders took a nine-point lead into halftime, but the Panthers cut it to five points going into the fourth quarter.
The Panthers worked themselves back to a tie at the end of regulation play at 73-73. The Panthers could not get over the hump in overtime, being outscored 12-7. Thomas led the Panthers in scoring with 23 points, followed by Gray with 20. Plunkett had 15 points, Dally scored 10 points, Sims added five, Capehart three and Grimes and McGee each chipping in two points.
The Panthers will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 when they travel to Bullard. The Panthers are now 8-8 on the season.