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January 29, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lady Hornets fall to Van 62-60 in district

VAN — The Athens Lady Hornets (8-19, 1-6) lost a hard-fought District 15-3A contest to the Van Lady Vandals, 62-60, Friday night.

Athens held a 25-22 lead at the intermission and a 45-43 lead after three quarters.

Senior Demi Cumby finished with a game-high 27 points, while teammates Cari Aguilera and Hadley Cain scored 15 and 11 points respectively.

Athens has two of it’s final three games at home. They will host Mabank (15-14, 5-2) tonight with a 6:15 p.m. varsity tipoff.

Van 62, Athens 60

Athens    15    10    15    20    —    60

Van    11    11    21    19    —    62

ATHENS — Demi Cumby, 27; Cari Aguilera, 15; Hadley Cain, 11; Allison Kalawe, 7.

VAN — Halle Carter, 24; Bri Thompson, 14; Lexi Yowell, 10; LaShannae Jones, 10; Taylor Preston, 3; Ashlin Lovett, 1.

THREE POINT GOALS — A: Cumby, Cain (3). V: Yowell (2).

RECORDS — Athens 8-19 (1-6), Van (2-5).

NEXT UP — Van at Brownsboro, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mabank at Athens, 6:15 p.m., Tuesday

Mabank 37, Canton 31

MABANK — The Mabank Lady Panthers held on to sole possession of second place in District 15-3A play with a win over Canton on Friday.

The Lady Panthers held a 16-15 lead at the half and held the Eaglettes to only seven points in the middle frames of the ballgame.

Senior guard Kourtney Holyfield scored a game-high 21 points with eight rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Mabank travels to Athens tonight for a 6:15 p.m. tipoff.

Canton    12    3    4    12    —    31

Mabank    10    6    11    10    —    37

CANTON — Emery Elliott 2, Jayci Smith 4, Kassidy Wilkerson 9, Lilly Nelson 10, Lauryn Reynolds 6.

MABANK — Bailey Swain 3, Kourtney Holyfield 21, Kaitlyn Holyfield 4, Krista Stralow 3, Meagan Holyfield 4, Madison Holyfield 2.

DISTRICT RECORD — Canton 3-4, Mabank 5-2.

NEXT UP — Mabank at Athens, 6:15 p.m., Tuesday.

Mineola 47, Brownsboro 30

MINEOLA — The Brownsboro Bearettes dropped a key District 15-3A contest to district leading Mineola Friday night.

With the win, Mineola clinched their first basketball playoff berth in school history.

Mineola held a 17-15 lead at the half and held Brownsboro under 10 points in three of the four quarters.

Sidney Hightower had a team-high 10 points for the Bearettes while Briana Warren scored five points.

Brownsboro hosts Van tonight with a 6:15 p.m. varsity tipoff.

Brownsboro    12    3    8    7    —    30

Mineola    9    8    17    13    —    47

BROWNSBORO — Devin Carver, 4; Reagan Allen, 2; Victoria Walker, 1; Sidney Hightower, 10; Madison Montgomery, 4; Brianna Warren, 5; Madison Alexander, 4.

MINEOLA — Galaz, 8; Ledkins, 4; S. Green, 3; Dawson, 13; Johnson, 6; K. Green, 13.

THREE POINT GOALS — B: Carver, Alexander (3). M: S. Green, Dawson (2), K. Green (3).

RECORDS — Brownsboro 15-11, (3-4); Mineola 26-3 (7-0).

NEXT UP — Mineola at Canton, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Boys

Athens 90, Van 60

VAN — Junior guard Anthony Sanders had a triple double in their District 15-3A win over Van on Friday night.

Sanders finished the game with 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, while Ryan Jefferson had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Antwon Chilton also scored in double figures for the Hornets (15-14, 2-3 in district play) with 12 points.

Athens will host Mabank tonight at 8 p.m at AHS gymnasium.

Athens    18    23    26    23    —    90

Van    14    16    15    15    —    60

ATHENS — Kynden Crist, 6; Antwon Chilton, 12; Anthony Sanders, 40; Courtland Lyons, 9; Ryan Jefferson, 13; Lick, 2; Josh Garrett, 4; Trayvon Fuller, 2; Chris Jefferson, 2.

VAN — Crow, 11; Dickerson, 3; Myers, 9; Ross, 4; Sherman, 4; Rucker, 21; Johannsen, 3; Potter, 5.

THREE POINT GOALS — A: Sanders (8). V: Crow, Myers, Ross.

JV SCORE — Van 65, Athens 33.

RECORDS — Athens 15-14 (2-3); Van (0-5).

NEXT UP — Mabank at Athens, 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Brownsboro 50, Mineola 30

MINEOLA — The Brownsboro Bears improved to 19-7 overall and 4-1 in District 15-3A play with their win over the Mineola Yellowjackets on Friday night.

The Brownsboro defense held Mineola to under 10 points in every quarter, and outscored Mineola 33-17 in the second half of play.

Blake Ralson led the way with 14 points, while Patrick McCarthy added eight points.

Brownsboro returns home tonight with a 7:30 p.m contest against the Van Vandals.

Brownsboro    8    9    17    16    —    50

Mineola    5    8    8    9    —    30

BROWNSBORO — Will Bailey, 5; Tamrick Pace, 6; Blake Ralson, 14; Davonte Givens, 7; Taylor Beall, 4; Patrick McCarthy, 8; Jared Bragdon, 4; Quinten McKenzie, 2.

MINEOLA — McCalla, 6; Rumsfield, 2; Dean, 4; Stubblefield, 6; Sneed, 12.

THREE POINT GOALS — B: Bailey (5), Ralson (2). M: Dean.

JV SCORE — Brownsboro 57, Mineola 34.

RECORDS — Brownsboro 19-7 (4-1).

NEXT UP — Van at Brownsboro, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mabank 61, Canton 37

MABANK — The Mabank Panthers pulled off a big District 15-3A win over rival Canton on Friday night.

With the win, Mabank finds themselves in a three-way tie with Brownsboro and Canton at 4-1 in district play.

Garrett Graham led the way for Mabank with 16 points, while David Marler and Parker Johannsen scored 11 and 10 points each.

Mabank travels to Athens tonight for an 8 p.m. tipoff.

Canton    6    9    7    15    —    37

Mabank    14    15    11    21    —    61

CANTON — Grace, 11; Nixon, 10; Anderson, 3; Slider, 2; Wilson, 2; Williams. 5; Frosch, 4.

MABANK — Zach Dillon, 2; Landon Marshall, 9; Garrett Graham, 16; Parker Johannesen, 10; Taylor Williford, 5; Dalton Burleson, 6; David Marler, 11; Austin Miller, 2.

THREE POINT GOALS — C: Grace (2), Nixon (2). M: Marshall, Graham (2), Williford.

RECORDS — Canton 16-11 (4-1); Mabank (4-1).

8th Grade

Hornets B team wins tournament title

The Athens boys B team won the Athens Middle School Boys basketball tournament Saturday afternoon, while the A team finished in second place.

Athens won their first game against Brownsboro 32-25.  

Samuel Nichols led the Hornets with 14 points, while Monti Barker had 12 points.

In their second game, the Hornets beat the Mexia Blackcats 27-23.  

In that game Barker and Nichols scored eleven points each

Defensive leaders were Cameron Woodard, Taylor Carson, Keaton Brown, and Jacob Ickes.

The Athens Hornets A team won their first game of the tournament against Rusk 48-14.  

Leading scorers were Jabrile Richardson and Noah Bush with twelve points each, and Rodney Brackens had eight points.  

Defensive leaders for the hornets were Peter Rodriguez, CJ Overton, and Casey Pitchford.  

AHS lost their second game to the Brownsboro Bears 38-22.  

Bush was the leading scorer with eight points, while Brandon Arroyo scored five points.  

Defensive leaders were Zachary Taylor, Rodriguez, and Pitchford.

7th Grade

Hornets A team wins tournament title

In seventh grade action, the Athens Hornets B team came in second place in tournament action.

Athens defeated Brownsboro 37-33 as Victor Dawson scored 11 points and Alec Scott added nine points.

In their second game, Athens lost to Mexia 27-25 as Scott scored 13 points in the loss.

In A team action, AHS won first place in their tournament with wins over Rusk and Mexia.

In their first game of the tournament, AHS defeated Rusk 41-24.

Cody Taylor led the team in scoring with 12 points.

In the championship game Athens defeated Mexia 37-36 after entering the fourth quarter 29-24.

Javiry Bowman led the team with 18 points, including six points in the final quarter.

The 7th grade A team has a 7-1 district record with two games remaining.

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