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Season ends on sad note -- Lady Trojans lose in Class 1A Area basketball playoffs

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MOUNT PLEASANT — The only thought consoling Lady Trojan fans last night in the Mount Pleasant High School gym was that this was the farthest the Cumby team has been in basketball in a long time.

The Hawkins Lady Hawks and their senior powerhouse Ashleigh Simmons proved to be more than the Lady Trojans could handle. Hawkins advanced with a 62-45 win against Cumby in the area playoffs.


Saltillo Lady Lions stop Slocum, 45-25

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The No. 4-state ranked Saltillo Lady Lions used pressure defense and steady scoring to take a 45-25 win over No. 21 Slocum.

The Class 1A  Area girls playoff basketball game was played in the Van High School gym.

“We used a pressure defense and I am really proud of the way the girls stepped up,” Saltillo head coach Garry Davison said. Saltillo was paced by Kimber Thompson’s 18 points while Brooke Lane added 14.


Powerlifting Crowd

More than 200 competitors from 18 schools took part in boys and girls divisions Saturday at the Sulphur Springs powerlifting meet in the high school gym.           Staff photo by Luis Noble

Hornets ousted in warm-up action

AVERY — Miller Grove took a six point warm-up game loss home from Avery Thursday night.

The Bloomburg Wildcats defeated the Miller Grove Hornets, 58-52.


Former NH star still shining: Katy Williams sets new rebounding records at Austin College

SHERMAN – Katy Williams of Austin College, senior forward from Sulphur Springs, has been named SCAC Basketball Player-of-the-Week for games played Monday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 14.

On the year Williams is averaging 16.2 points per game on 54.9 percent shooting to go along with 13.3 rebounds. Williams’ 13.3 rebounds currently leads the SCAC and is eighth in the NCAA. She has advanced past Krista Prato Matthews of Trinity with 1,009 she acquired from 2005-2009.

“Katy (Williams) is one of my former players here at North Hopkins,” said North Hopkins Lady Panther head basketball coach and athletic director Tim Menke. “She was a two time all-state player here at North Hopkins. She has played at Austin College in Sherman the past four years and has recently become the all-time rebounder for the SCAC.  She was newcomer of the year in the SCAC her freshmen year and has been all conference each year.”

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