Posted by : January 8, 2015| On :
By Erik Walsh
Monitor Sports Editor
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs basketball team won its first district game of 2015 when they defeated the Troup Tigers on the road Jan. 2.
EHS won the game handily 60-35 to take their record to 5-6 overall (1-0 in district). Hudson Mahaffey led the Bulldogs with 23 points, followed by 12 from Clifton Johnson and 10 from Chad Tindel. Other Eustace scorers included Jayden Vance, 5; Haydun Plunk, 4; and Cody Duncan, 4.
The victory starts the Bulldogs new year off on a winning note after a close call just three days before in a battle against Elkhart in the team’s final pre-district game of the year. The Bulldogs nearly picked up the win Dec. 30, 2014 when they fell to Elkhart 65-61 at home in a tough, hard fought game. Mahaffey once again led the Bulldogs in scoring with 19 points in the losing effort. Other scorers included Plunk, 10; JC Cravey, 8; Johnson, 7; Vance, 7; Tindel, 5; Cory Strawn, 2 and Duncan, 1.
First year Head Coach Joe Brown now leads the Bulldogs into the heart of the basketball season with a month and a half of district games on the horizon. The Bulldogs will compete against seven other teams over 14 games to determine the winner of District 18-3A. They are currently tied for first place with Malakoff, Frankston and Mildred. Rice, Troup, West Rusk and Arp are sitting at 0-1. The Bulldogs next game is tomorrow, Jan. 9 against Frankston at Kirk Gymnasium in Eustace. The Bulldogs will be looking to stay perfect in district play with a win and drop the Indians to second place.
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Kemp guard David Dennis makes a move to the basket in the Yellowjackets 69-53 loss to Dallas Christian Dec. 29 at the Kaufman Tournament.
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Bailey Swain is surrounded by parents Darcy Rife and Greg Swain. She was named District 13-4A Offensive Player of the Year.
The complete article and more photos can be found in the Thursday, January 1, 2015 issue of The Monitor.