Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 14, 2013

2013 GREAT EAST TEXAS SHOOTOUT: Solid start

First day of Great East Texas Shootout has Brownsboro Bearettes in winner’s bracket

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

BROWNSBORO — The Brownsboro Bearettes opened up the 2013 Great East Texas Shootout with two solid wins on Thursday.

Brownsboro beat Gladewater, 43-30 in the opening game before taking down Rains 45-30 in the second game.

With the wins, BHS faced Texas High last night in the winners division.

Other area round games saw the Malakoff Tigers lose to the Bullard Panthers 62-42, while the host Brownsboro Bears lost to All-Saints 66-41 in the final game of the night.

The Athens Lady Hornets (1-11) lost both of their games on Thursday with a 54-32 loss to Texas High in the opener and a 68-37 loss to Pittsburg in the loser’s bracket.

The Lady Hornets will return to the court Tuesday night against Neches. The game is set to tipoff at 6:15 p.m.

The tournament will conclude today with the championship games set for 5:15 p.m. for the girls and 7 p.m. for the boys

Girls division

Brownsboro 45, Rains 30

In their final game of the opening rounds of the tournament, the Bearettes jumped out to a 10-point lead at the half and pulled away in the second half.

Brownsboro was led in scoring by Tamaria Manning with 11 points, while teammate Sidney Hightower added eight points in the win.

Brownsboro 43, Gladewater 30

The Bearettes first game of the tournament started slow as Brownsboro held an 8-2 lead after the first eight minutes of play.

After taking a 21-8 lead at the half, BHS found its offense to keep the double-digit lead for the win.

Hightower and Manning led Brownsboro with seven points each in the game.

Pittsburg 68,

Athens 37

The Lady Hornets could not bounce back from a 10-point halftime deficit in their final game of the tournament Thursday night.

Pittsburg held a 31-21 lead and outscored Athens, 37-16 in the second half of play.

Athens was led in scoring by Bryla Barker and Cari Aguilera with 11 points each.

Pittsburg’s Watson led the way with 28 points in the win.

Texas High 54, Athens 32

In the Lady Hornets opening game of the tournament, Athens fell behind 24-5 after the first quarter of play.

Athens was led in scoring by Aguilera with 14 points.

Texas High’s Jalissa Trotter and Kierra Smith scored in double figures with 18 and 16 points respectively in the win.

Boys division

All Saints 66, Brownsboro 41

In the final game of the opening night of the tournament, Brownsboro could not find an answer for the high powered Trojans offense.

All Saints held a 28-21 lead at the half and outscored BHS 21-9 in the third quarter to put the game away.

Brownsboro was led in scoring by Will Bailey and Caleb Seale with nine points each.

Brownsboro won a last second affair against Malakoff on Friday afternoon to advance to the fifth place game tonight.

Bullard 62,

Malakoff 42

The Malakoff Tigers found themselves in an 18-1 first quarter hole against the Panthers and behind by 16 after the first half of play.

The Tigers defense allowed three Bullard players to score in double figures in the loss.

For Bullard, Landen Beckham scored 20 points, Major Tennison had 13 points and Zach Eschberger had 10 points.

Leading the way for the Tigers were Kendrick Hornbuckle with 11 points, while teammate AJ Cook added eight points.