By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP–The Kemp Yellowjackets won the Highway 175 rivalry game in dominating fashion Jan. 13, defeating the Eustace Bulldogs 72-24 in Kemp.
The Yellowjackets sprinted to a 10-point lead in the first quarter, going up 16-6 and never looked back. The game got out of reach for the Bulldogs for good in the second quarter when Kemp outscored Eustace 20-8 to build a 36-14 halftime lead.
Kemp’s offense kept up the same blistering pace in the third quarter by putting up 23 points, while holding Eustace to just three. The scoring in the final quarter was 13-7 in Kemp’s favor for the 72-24 final score.
Eight Yellowjackets made the books in the scoring department, starting with Peyton Irvin’s game-high 16 points, followed by Alec Cooper and Kane Johnson’s 14 each. Next came Josiah Brewington with nine points, Cameron Clamon with eight, Darel Booker’s six, Austin Williams’ three, and Jaise Bowie’s two.
Eustace was led by Clifton Johnson with seven points, followed by Ethan Austin with six, Jason Losiewicz’s five points, Joey Harris’ five, and Tucker Reeve one.
The big Kemp win came after the Yellowjackets lost its previous two games by a combined three points.
Kemp lost to Scurry on Jan. 6 by the score of 53-51. In that game, Kemp fought back from a 34-22 half time deficit, nearly coming back to steal the win.
Leading scorers for Kemp were: Johnson, 15; Irvin, 9; Bowie, 7; Brewington, 7; Cooper, 6; Booker, 4; and Junior Brooks, 1. Scurry’s James Stephens had a game-high 18 points to help his team to the win.
The Yellowjackets lost a heartbreaker 61-60 to Edgewood Jan. 10 after building a 15-point lead in the first quarter.
Kemp was up 20-5 when the first quarter buzzer sounded but could not hold the lead.
Edgewood slowly chipped away from its deficit in the second quarter, outpacing Kemp 14-9 to bring the game in striking distance by halftime with the score 29-21. Edgewood took control in the third quarter after an impressive 24-11 quarter to take a 45-40 lead. Kemp fought back hard in the fourth quarter, but Edgewood took the game by a single point, 61-60.
Leading scorers for Kemp included Johnson, 20; Brewington, 20; Irvin. 9; Booker, 5; Alec Cooper, 4; and Bowie, 2. Edgewood was led by its power forward Trey Erwin with a game-high 30 points.
The Yellowjackets are back in action Jan. 20 when they hit to road to take on the Grand Saline Indians.
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By Erik Walsh
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Shirley Collier McFaul, 75, of Combine passed quietly away on Jan. 10, 2017 in the home she shared with her husband of 57 years, Robert A. McFaul.
Shirley was born to Oran and Opal Tubb Collier in Kaufman County on Sept. 7, 1941. She attended schools in Crandall and Kaufman.
Shirley married Robert McFaul on Jan. 16, 1960 and they lived in the Urbandale neighborhood of Dallas for 32 years, where they raised three children.
Daughter Sylvia McFaul of Tampa, Fla., survives her mother, as does son Marcus McFaul of Chapel Hill, N.C. and daughter-in-law Amy McFaul of Austin.
Son Bob McFaul preceded her in death.
Shirley was a homemaker and for 20 years was a supportive partner to her husband’s masonry contracting firm, RAM Masonry of Dallas. She enjoyed watching her sports teams, the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys.
As the niece to country music star Ernest Tubb, The Texas Troubadour, she delighted in being both family member and true fan of his music.
Known as Darlin’ and Grandma Bunny, she was a devoted, loving, generous and fun-loving grandmother to eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Shirley was one of 11 children. Surviving siblings are two brothers Carroll Collier, Gary Dean Collier, and one sister Gloria Collier Thomasson. Countless nieces and nephews mourn the loss of their Aunt Shirley. For the last 25 years she lived in Combine.
She and husband Robert enjoyed their lake-house on Cedar Creek Lake for over 30 years. She is already deeply missed by many who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Rev. Kyle Childress of Nacogdoches presided.
Pallbearers included grandsons Mitchell Todd and Griffin McFaul, nephews Bart Ray and Heath Huffman. Burial was at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.
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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.