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).

Feb

10

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 10, 2017

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Sports
BROWNSBORO–The Mabank Lady Panthers are Region 4, District 13 champions after defeating the Brownsboro Bearettes 58-55 in overtime.
The win caps off a fantastic run through district play for Mabank (9-1) who saw its only loss come against Canton (8-2) in an away contest Jan. 27. After claiming the District 13 Championship, Mabank will travel to Spring Hill High School in Longview Feb. 14 to face the Liberty-Eylau Lady Leopards from Texarkana.
After gaining a seven-point, 17-10, lead in the first quarter against the Bearettes, Mabank started slipping. The Lady Panthers scored only six points the second quarter (to Brownsboro’s seven) and faced a deficit in the third quarter after getting outscored 17-7.
Down by four points, 34-30 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Lady Panthers fought back to tie the contest and force overtime. Mabank got the best of the Bearettes in extra time, scoring 10 points and holding Brownsboro to just seven to take the victory.
Newcomer Hannah Hudson came up huge for Mabank, scoring 21 points on 75 percent field goal shooting to go with 12 rebounds and three blocks. Kathryne German scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Bri Martin scored eight points and had rebounds. Also scoring for Mabank were Elizabeth Hardy (six points) and Carson Marsh (five points).
The Lady Panthers also won their previous game on Feb. 3 on the road against Van by the convincing score of 54-33.
In that contest, Mabank were led by Carson Marsh (15 points and five steals) and Hannah Hudson (eight points and seven blocks). Other scores were Bri Martin (eight points), Kathryne German (five points), Kylie Neighbors, Leigh Cunningham, Jill Odom (four points), Savannah Chapman and Elizabeth Hardy (three points).