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Hornets clinch crowning win for homecoming over Ector

MILLER GROVE – It came down to the final 2.2 seconds of the 2011 homecoming game for the Miller Grove Hornets. The home team stepped up their defense to give the packed gym at Miller Grove an exciting 52-51 victory.

Area basketball roundup

No. 1 undefeated Saltillo wins
AVINGER — The No. 1-state Class 1A, Div. II ranked Saltillo Lady Lions took an 88-26 road win Friday behind balanced scoring in the district basketball contest.
Four players had 10 points or more for the Lady Lions. Top scorer was Brooke Lane with 18 followed by Kimber Thompson and Chelsea Moore with 16 each, Alexsa Burkett tossed in 10.
The Lady Lions bolted from the blocks quickly, taking a 21-3 lead after one quarter. By the half, Saltillo was up 43-13. Lady Lions head coach Garry Davison went to the bench.

Saltillo 21 22 19 26 —88
Avinger 3 10 7 6 —26
Saltillo: Brooke Lane 18, Kimber Thompson 16, Chelsea Moore 16, Alexsa Burkett 10, Victoria Stretcher 9, Courtney Goldsmith 7, Tiffney Goldsmith 6, Karli Brewer 4, Erika Mobley 2.
Avinger: Taylor Young 8, Shelby Orange 7, Whitney McIntyre 5, Makalya Gilliam 2, Jodie Gonzalez 2, Jasmine Epps 2.

No. 13 Lions
claw Avinger
AVINGER — The Saltillo Lions showed off their No. 13 Class 1A, Div. II state boys basketball ranking and advanced to 23-4 for the year with an easy win over Avinger.
The Lions were the kings of the hardwood court with a 70-22 win Friday led by 17 points each from Brock Giles and Nick Boekhorst.
Saltillo used their offensive firepower to overwhelm Avinger, jumping ahead 41-16 at intermission. The Lions also hit 11 of 16 free throws compared to 3 of 4 for Avinger.
“It was a good team defensive effort, we showed a lot of intensity and movement,” said Bill Giles, Saltillo Lions head basketball coach. “Offensively, we moved the ball around and rebounded well on the offensive end.”

Saltillo 18 23 17 23 —70
Avinger 7 9 4 2 —22
Saltillo: Brock Giles 17, Nick Boekhorst 17, Hunter Holder 14, Chase Ritchey 4, J.D. Johnson 3, Jerald Matheny 3, Dillon Hamilton 2.

NH Lady Panthers rally for win
QUINLAN — The North Lamar Lady Panthers fell behind early, but rallied for a 12-2 scoring run in the final quarter taking a 39-27 win over Quinlan Friday night in girls basketball action.
The Lady Panthers fell behind by as much as 10 points in the game. Amanda Bisenius and Chrissy Hall sparked the comeback win with 10 points each.
“Bisenius had her best game in district. We did not really play well until the second half, “ said Larry Tucker, North Hopkins Lady Panthers head basketball coach. “The girls played hard and never quit and it paid off in the fourth quarter. Our defense improved in the second half, holding them to 10 points.”

North Hopkins 6 8 13 12 —39
Quinlan Boles 8 9 8 2 —27
North Hopkins: Amanda Bisenius 10, Chrissy Hall 10, Haley Flanagan 6, Chelsea Crouch 5, Macy Griner 4, Kelsey Buchanan 2.
Boles: Abdo 11, Chapin 6, Wells 4, Puckett 5, Harrils 2.
Three-point goals- Biseneous (2)

Panthers edged by Quinlan
QUINLAN — Canyon Cockrum had a 38-point outburst, but it was not enough as the North Hopkins Panthers fell 69-64 Friday to Boles in district basketball play.
Paco Castro added 10 for the Panthers as the only other player with double figures.
North Hopkins led in the first quarter 13-7, but by the half were down 25-22. The Panthers were outscored 35-31 in the final period according to coach Clay Pirtle.

North Hopkins 13 9  7 35—64
Quinlan Boles 7 18 13 31—69
North Hopkins: Canyon Cockrum 38, Paco Castro 10, S. Whaley 1, Carlos Lira 2, Terrance Berry 2.
Boles: Jordan 19, Roberson 4, Lewis 5, Coldren 10, Monroe 17, Isom 12.

Karnack slips by SB Lady Bears
KARNACK — The Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears were nipped 58-55 on the road Friday, losing to Karnack in girls basketball competition.
The game was decided in the fourth period as the Lady Indians scored well in the paint. Sulphur Bluff was outscored 16-14 in the crucial final period.
Karissa Wolf had a double-double in the loss, scoring 24 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in a losing cause for the Lady Bears. Jamie Goldsmith added 15 points while Katelyn Brown scored nine; Mikalya Potts had five points, 10 assists and Becca Naylor had two points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Sulphur Bluff 11 15 15 14 —55
Karnack      14 6 21 16 —58
Sulphur Bluff: Karissa Wolf 24, Jamie Goldsmith 15, Katelyn Brown 9, Mikalya Potts 5, Becca Naylor 2.
Karnack: Amber Bush 15, Tyiesha Kidd 15, Chelsea Haynes 12.

C-P Eagles whip Quitman, 63-58
COMO — Trevor Cagle scored 22 points and Julian Ramirez poured in 21 as the Como-Pickton Eagles flew by Quitman, 63-58 in exciting boys district basketball action played Friday.
The game was close throughout with Quitman jumping to a 14-10 lead early. At the half C-P trailed 25-23. The Eagles closed out the second half with strong scoring, taking the lead late and holding on.
The Eagles extended their season record to 19-8 with the big win.

Quitman   14 11 12 21 —58
Como-Pickton 10 13 16 24 —63
Como-Pickton: Corbin Flora 5, Seth Sturgill 5, Trevor Cagle 22, Julian Ramirez 21, Zack Carpenter 2, Matthew Sharp 2, Yoan Preciado 6
Como-Pickton: 19-8, 5-4.

Quitman defeats
C-P Lady Eagles
COMO — Despite a spirited 20-point fourth quarter, it was not enough as the Como-Pickton Lady Eagles fell  49-42 to Quitman in girls district basketball action Friday.
Nerly Ramirez had 12 points to pace the C-P squad. The loss dropped the Lady Eagles to 4-7 in district play.

Quitman     9 16 14 10 —49
Como-Pickton  2 9 11 20 —42
Como-Pickton: Manon Schakel 4, Megan McCoy 9, Bre Peoples 3, Diana Ramirez 8, Nerly Ramirez 12, Joy Den Hartog 2, Whitney Schepp 4.

Campbell edges Cumby, 56-53
CUMBY — The Cumby Trojans scored 28 points in the final period, but fell short taking a 56-53 loss at home at the hands of the Campbell Indians.
Cumby standout Justin Akers had a double-double in the game, coming up with 17 points and pulling down 10 boards in the game. David Herbert added 16 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and three assists.
Cumby started slowly, falling behind 12-5 at the end of one quarter. The Trojans rallied to cut the Campbell lead to 24-15 at the half. The Trojans outscored Campbell 38-32 in the second half, but could not claim the district win.

Campbell  12 12 16 16 —56
Cumby   5 10 10 29 —53
Cumby: Justin Akers 17, Jordan Strickland 7, Hayden Jacobs 7, David Herbert 16, Donnie Rodriguez 3, Brandon Herr 3.

Lady Trojans
lose, 39-33
CUMBY — Breanna Gay and Ashley Anderson both turned in double-doubles and outstanding performances for Cumby, but the Lady Trojans were nipped 39-34 in district action at home against Campbell.
Gay had 16 points, 13 rebounds and three steals while Anderson contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. Laura Oviedo had seven points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Cumby had a cold start to the game, falling behind 19-10 at the half. The Lady Trojans put on a second half charge, but could not come up with the win.

Campbell    9 10 6 14 —39
Cumby    4 6 9 17 —34
Cumby: Demi Newson 1, Breanna Gay 16, Ashley Anderson 10, Laura Oviedo 7.

SSMS girls
lose to Texas High
The Sulphur Springs Lady Cat eighth grade team lost 35-32 in recent middle school girls district basketball action.
Desi Debase had 13 points, five steals, two blocked shots to pace the team. Kasey Moore had nine points, eight rebounds; Makayla Glosson added six points, two steals, two rebounds; Keaaron Cash, two points, four boards. Jessye Castro, Skyler Martin and Ashley Brown were credited by coach Charles Eoff with good defense.
The team is 8-3 for the year.

Wildcats host Sherman; Lady Cats on road

It’s a showdown for first place when the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats invade Sherman tonight for a matchup with the Lady Bearcats.

C-P players honored

From Staff Reports
Como-Pickton Eagles senior Zack Carpenter was selected second team and senior Julian Ramirez was recently selected honorable mention to the 2A academic all state football team.
The Eagles finished the 2010 season with a 3-7 overall record and 0-5 in District 7-2A Division II.

Sulphur Springs soccer teams in tournaments

The Sulphur Springs soccer teams begin tournament play today as they go through tuneups in preparation for district games.
The Lady Cats play in the Hallsville Invitational tournament.
Sulphur Springs is led into the tournament by Lucy Lara who has scored eight goals. The team is 6-2-1 for the year.
Games set today include: Sulphur Springs vs. Little Elm, 9:20 a.m., then the Lady Cats play Pleasant Grove at noon and  2:40 p.m. game against John Tyler. The Lady Cats play Saturday at 9:20 a.m. against Baytown Sterling.
The Wildcats will be in the Mount Pleasant/Pittsburg Tournament.  They take Mount Pleasant today with the junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. Saturday, the Wildcats play two games in Pittsburg. The first foe is Lindale JV at 11 a.m. and varsity at 12:30 p.m., later the Wildcats play Pittsburg, junior varsity at 2:30, varsity at 4 p.m.
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