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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.

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

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By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Panthers hit 16 of 23 free-throws in the fourth quarter of their victory over Fairfield Jan. 9 to win going away 59-46 at Mabank High School gymnasium.
The Panthers led by seven points heading into the final quarter. Fairfield got to within three points with 6:57 remaining in the quarter, but senior forward Cole Plunkett scored seven straight points to put the Panthers up by 10 with just under five minutes remaining. Plunkett hit three free-throws and got to the rim for two layups in the scoring streak.
After a Fairfield basket made it 42-34 with 3:22 remaining, the Eagles committed their seventh foul of the half, putting Mabank in the bonus. Fairfield got to within six points again, but the Panthers hit 11 of 15 free throws in the last two and a half minutes to put the game out of reach.
With Mabank leading 52-42, Fairfield was called for a technical foul after a foul on senior guard Jordan Thomas, resulting in a four-point play for the Panthers, who hit all four free-throws. Thomas and sophomore Caleb Dally each hit two free-throws stretching the lead to 14 points.
Mabank led 22-21 at halftime. Plunket started the third quarter off with two free-throws and senior Jace Capehart hit a jumper to extend the lead 26-21 with six minutes to go in the quarter. After Fairfield cut the lead to two points, Dally hit a running jumper to make it a four-point game. Fairfield tied the score at 28-28 late in the third quarter, but Mabank scored the last seven points of the quarter on baskets by Thomas and Dally and a three from Plunkett to take the seven-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Panthers will be in action again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 when they travel to Van for a District 13-4A battle with the Vandals.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 12, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
VAN-The Mabank Lady Panthers raised their District record to 4-0 last Tuesday after blowing out Van 50-32 on the road Jan. 17.
The Lady Panthers came out of the gate strong in the first quarter, gaining a 16-10 lead and never looked back. They outscored the Lady Vandals 16-6 in the second quarter and 13-6 in the third quarter before Van finally put up some points in the garbage time fourth quarter 10-5.
Leading Mabank were Carson Marsh with 11 points and four steals; Bri Martin with 10 points and 5 rebounds; Kathryne German with seven points; Kylie Neighbors had 6 points and 6 rebounds; Leigh Cunningham with five points and 6 rebounds; Savannah Chapman with five points; Jill Odom added four points and Chesley Kirkland had two points.
The Lady Panthers are back in action Jan. 24 when they host Wills Point in Mabank.