Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 3, 2012

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Mabank takes top prize in Sunnyvale

The Athens Review

SUNNYVALE — The Mabank Panthers improved to 7-0 on the season and took first place this weekend at the Sunnyvale Varsity Basketball Tournament.

Head coach Tracy Carter’s Panthers opened the tournament with a win over Dallas Molina. On Friday, the Panthers pulled out a 55-53 win over Paris, with David Marler scoring a team-high 26 points to lead the way to victory. Landon Marshall finished with 10, Garrett Graham had seven and Zach Dillon had six.

In the championship game on Saturday, Mabank got past host Sunnyvale, 48-41. Marler led Mabank with 13 points, Landon Marshall had 12, Garrett Graham had 10, Taylor Willeford scored five and Austin Miller finshed with four.

Marler was named the tournament’s MVP after averaging 18 points and 12 rebounds in three tournament games. Marshall was named to the all-tournament team.