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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 22, 2016

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By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
ITALY–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs fell to Blooming Grove 46-43, on Nov. 17 at the Italy tournament held at Italy High School’s Gladiator Coliseum.
The Lady Bulldogs tied the score at 43-43 with just 38.1 seconds remaining in the game, but Blooming Grove made three free throws late to take the win. Eustace had the ball with 2.1 seconds remaining, but their shot at the buzzer fell short.
Blooming Grove took the lead early in the game, leading 10-6 with 2:29 left in the first quarter.
The Lady Bulldogs cut the lead to 11-8 on a bucket by senior Sydnee Wynn, but Blooming Grove scored the last basket of the quarter to go up 13-8 at the end of one. That is all the scoring the Lady Lions would do for the next six minutes of the game however.
Wynn scored to make the score 13-10 just 15 seconds into the second quarter. A three-pointer by Zoie Bailey tied it at 13-13 with six minutes remaining in the quarter.
A basket and a free-throw by Miranda Fontenot gave the Lady Bulldogs the lead 16-13 with just over five minutes to go in the half. Another free throw by Johnsynn Luckey extended the lead to 17-13.
The Lady Lions finally scored their first points of the quarter with just over two minutes left, as they scored the next four to tie the score at 17-17. Wynn gave the Lady Bulldogs the lead again with 39 seconds left, and Fontenot ended the scoring in the half on a basket with five seconds remaining. The Lady Bulldogs took a 21-17 lead into halftime.
The third quarter belonged to Blooming Grove, as they scored the first eight of the first 10 points of the quarter to go up 25-23.
The Lady Bulldogs tied it at 25 all on a bucket by Fontenot with 3:25 remaining. Blooming Grove went on an 8-1 run over the next two minutes to take a 33-26 lead with just over a minute left in the quarter. Wynn hit a free-throw and then scored with 3.4 seconds left to draw the Lady Bulldogs to within 33-29 at the end of three quarters.
Wynn also started the fourth quarter with a basket to cut the lead to 33-31. After a Blooming Grove made shot, Wynn again scored to make it 35-33 with 7:12 left.
With 4:22 remaining, Madison Holbert and Lily Sorrels each scored to tie the score at 37-37 with exactly four minutes left in the game. The two teams traded buckets over the next minute and a half. Blooming Grove then went up 43-40 with 1:49 to go. Holbert made three of four free-throws over the next minute to tie it at 43 with 38 seconds remaining.
The Lady Bulldogs could not score again, eventually falling 46-43 to the Lady Lions.
Wynn led the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points. Fontenot added 11 points, Holbert chipped in six points, Bailey and Sorrels had three points each and Luckey added two points in the game.
The Lady Bulldogs will go on the road to face Kaufman on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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18

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 18, 2016

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Eustace senior basketball player Sydnee Wynn (seated center) signs a letter of intent to play baskeball at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Pictured are back row (left to right), Kelsey Wynn, sister, Monica Wynn, step-mother, Coach LLoyd Mahaffey, Coach Samantha Harris, Coach Tiffany Kiser, Carlton Justice, step-father, front row- seated (left to right), Rasheem Wynn, father and Michelle Justice, mother.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 18, 2016

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By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Mabank Lady Panthers used a balanced scoring attack and stellar defense to beat Kilgore 53-31 on Nov. 15 at Mabank High School gymnasium.
The Lady Panthers improve to 1-1 on the young season.
Kilgore ran out to a quick 6-0 lead to begin the game, as the Lady Panthers didn’t score a point until senior guard Savannah Chapman nailed a three-pointer with 4:42 left in the opening quarter. Senior post Kylie Neighbors hit two shots and added a free throw for the final five points of the quarter for the Lady Panthers, who trailed 11-8 at the end of the opening frame.
In the second quarter, the Lady Panthers turned up the defensive intensity, hounding Kilgore into multiple turnovers and missed shots. The Lady Panther defense gave up only three points in the second quarter, and the offense started hitting shots.
With Kilgore up 14-8 early in the second quarter, senior guard Jill Odom and Chapman hit back-to-back three pointers to tie the game at 14-14 with 3:09 left in the half.
The Lady Panthers took the lead for the first time in the game on a free throw by Odom, giving them a 15-14 lead with 2:40 left in the half.
Senior guard Carson Marsh then drove to the basket for a lay-up and a three-point Lady Panther lead.
A free throw by Chapman and a lay-up by sophomore guard Brianna Martin put the Lady Panthers up 23-14 with just 38 seconds left before halftime. Neighbors gave the Lady Panthers a double-digit lead with a bucket with just seconds left in the half. Mabank led 25-14 at the half, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 17-3 in the second quarter.
Early in the third quarter, Odom drove down the middle of the lane to score the first points of the quarter, prompting a quick timeout from Kilgore with just seconds gone. A short jumper in the lane by senior post Leigh Cunningham widened the margin to 15 points.
A free throw by junior guard Izzy Hardy, a three-pointer by Chapman and two free throws by Martin put the Lady Panthers up 35-20 at the end of the third quarter. Mabank’s defense did not let up in the quarter, as the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Bulldogs 10-6 in the third.
Junior guard Kathryne German got in on the scoring in the fourth quarter, scoring all six of her points in the period. The Lady Panthers continued playing good defense and shooting well, extending the lead to 22 points, and eventually winning by that margin, 53-31.
The Lady Panthers were led in scoring by Savannah Chapman, who scored 12 points in the game, including three three-pointers. Marsh, Martin and Neighbors each had eight points. German and Odom each added six points in the game, with Odom also hitting a three. Cunningham finished the night with four points and Hardy added one point.
The Lady Panthers will be back in action on Monday, Nov. 21 when they go on the road to face Mexia. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m.