Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 7, 2012

2012 GREAT EAST TEXAS SHOOTOUT: Bearettes struggle, open GETSO at 1-1 (w/girls bracket scores)

Jayson Larson
The Athens Review

BROWNSBORO — The Brownsboro Bears staged two comeback attempts on Thursday to open the Great East Texas Shootout.

One succeeded.

The Bearettes (8-5) rebounded from a miserable first half to beat the Gilmer Lady Buckeyes, 40-34, in first-round tournament action, then came up short in a 48-41 loss to the Sunnyvale Lady Raiders later in the day.

Brownsboro scored just nine first half points — including a measly three in the second quarter — in falling behind to Gilmer at the half, 17-9.

Briana Warren and Shelbie Bagby helped the Bearettes turn the tables, scoring nine and seven points, respectively in a 19-point outburst in the third that gave Brownsboro a 28-26 lead.

Sidney Hightower led the Bearettes with 12 points. Warren finished with 11. Bagby netted eight.

The Bearettes trailed the Lady Raiders after each of the first three quarters in their evening matchup, but closed the gap to 38-36 in the final minutes on Devin Carter’s wild three-pointer that found the bottom of the net.

The Lady Raiders got a pair of easy layups and went 2 of 4 from the line in the final minute to hang on for the win.

GIRLS BRACKET

THURSDAY’S GAMES

Robert E. Lee 45, Harmony 34

Brownsboro 40, Gilmer 34

Alba Golden 33, Canton 26

Sunnyvale 48, Brownsboro 41

Kerens 64, Grace Community 36

Canton 42, Anna 35

Sunnyvale 42, Kaufman 15

Snook 47, Jacksonville 46

TK Gorman 70, Neches 42

Neches 50, Bullard 49

John Tyler 66, Gladewater 38

Jacksonville 41, MP Chapel Hill 20

Rains 40, Van 32

Martins Mill 68, Athens 25

MP Chapel Hill 58, All Saints 12

Robert E. Lee 65, Ty. Chapel Hill 56

Van 46, Gladewater 41

Martins Mill 28, All Saints 10

Athens 51, Westwood 39

Alba Golden 43, Pine Tree 37

Ty. Chapel Hill 44, Pittsburg 37

TK Gorman 63, Huntington 34

Pittsburg 50, Harmony 43

John Tyler 70, Rains 60