Feb

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 17, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
LONGVIEW–The Mabank Lady Panthers crushed the Bi-District round on the state playoffs, downing Liberty Eylau 62-33 Tuesday night in Longview.
The Lady Panthers will face Tyler Chapel Hill in the Area Round of the playoffs in Frankston Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
Carson Marsh was a standout performer, scoring 25 points on 16-20 free throw shooting, along with grabbing seven rebounds, in the winning effort.
The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 18-6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Mabank outscored Liberty Eylau in each quarter of the game, 17-11 in the second, 12-10 in the third, and 15-6 in the fourth.
Other leaders for the Lady Panthers were Hannah Hudson (10 points, eight rebounds), Bri Martin (eight points) Savannah Chapman (six points) Kylie Neighbors (four points) Kathryne German (three points) and Jill Odom, Elizabeth Hardy and Leigh Cunningham (two points).

Feb

15

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 15, 2017


Monitor Staff Reports
QUITMAN–The Kemp Yellowjackets beat Quitman by 10-points, 55-45, to raise its overall record to 21-9 (10-3 in district) Jan. 10.
Kemp came out strong in the first quarter, outscoring Quitman 16-10 to take an early lead. Quitman clawed back in the game during the second quarter, taking a 20-19 lead at halftime after holding Kemp to just three points in the second quarter.
Kemp came back on the court and took full control of the game, outscoring the Bulldogs 21-16 in the third quarter and 15-9 in the fourth to take the 55-45 win.
Scoring for Kemp were Kane Johnson (23 points), Josiah Brewington (10 points), Peyton Irvin (nine points), Alec Cooper (five points), Jaise Bowie (four points), Cameron Clamon (two points), Darel Booker (two points).
Scoring for Qutiman were Garrett Taylor (15 points), Garrett Peek (13 points), Josh Medlin (nine points), Jake Farmer (five points) Wacy Warren (three points).

Feb

15

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 15, 2017


By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
WILLS POINT–The Mabank Panthers ended its regular reason on a high note, defeating the Wills Point Tigers 53-44 on the road to secure second place in District 13-4A Feb. 10
The win lifts Mabank’s record to 18-13 overall and 7-2 in district play. Both of the Panthers district losses came by the hands of the first-place Brownsboro Bears. The win locks the Panthers into second place in the district and settles their Bi-District playoff opponent. Mabank will face the Pittsburg Pirates from District 14-4A. Time, date, and venue of the Bi-District matchup have yet to be finalized, but is tentatively set for Feb. 21 at 7:30p.m. at Tyler Junior College.
On Friday, Mabank found themselves in an early deficit against the Tigers, falling behind 16-12 after the first quarter. Mabank guard Jordan Thomas helped keep the Panthers in the game early on, scoring nine of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter. In the second quarter, some Panthers found themselves in foul trouble, but Matthew McGee, Ryan Lee and Seth Grimes came off the bench to spark Mabank and wipe away the Tiger lead. The Panthers held Wills Point to just three points in the quarter, and Tyrece Gray ended the first half with a 3-pointer to give the Panthers a 21-19 advantage at intermission.
The two teams played neck-and-neck in the third quarter, scoring 14 points apiece before Mabank came out rolling in the fourth, putting up 18 points offensively while holding Wills Point to just 11.
The third quarter scoring was dead even. In the fourth, the Panthers were able to gain a 10 point lead and hold on for a 53-44 win.
Scoring for the Panthers were: Jordan Thomas (19 points, three 3-pointers, three steals), Jace Capehart (nine points, three assists), Collin Sims (eight points, five rebounds), Caleb Dally (seven points, five rebounds), Cole Plunkett (five points), Tyrece Gray (three points), Matthew McGee (two points, three rebounds, two steals).