MG opens season with a sweep

From Staff Reports

Nov. 13, 2007 - MILLER GROVE - Miller Grove opened up the basketball season with a sweep over East Texas Christian Academy on Monday.

The junior varsity boys won 50-11, the varsity girls won 43-27, and the varsity boys completed the sweep with a 72-37 victory.

The Hornets will return to the court Friday with a three-game set against North Hopkins and Quitman. The junior varsity boys will start at 5 p.m. against North Hopkins, followed by the varsity girls and the varsity boys against Quitman.

Varsity Girls

Miller Grove 43, ETCA 27

Ina Jensen led the way for the Lady Hornets with 12 points, while teammates Mari Del Castillo and Dianne Sparks scored eight points each, and Jamie Hayes scored seven points.

Miller Grove held a 29-11 lead at the intermission and a 38-18 lead after three quarters.

"The girls did a good job of being aggressive on both ends of the floor," said head coach Gary Billingsley.

ETCA was led by Edge with 12 points.

ETCA 5 6 7 9 -27

Miller Grove 12 17 9 5 -43

ETCA - Edge 12, Munoz 10, Craft 3, Mitchell 2.

Miller Grove - Ina Jensen 12, Mari Del Castillo 9, Dianne Sparks 8, Jamie Hayes 7, Adrian Estrada 4, Rebecca George 2, Mareynia Pillard 2.

Varsity boys

Miller Grove 72, ETCA 37

The Hornets had two players in double figures as Yan Heijligers had a game-high 19 points and Andrew Steele had 18 points.

Mason Kerby had nine points, Cayle Watson scored eight points, Aaron Baylus had six points and Seth Roberts scored four points for the Hornets.

"The kids played hard," Billingsley said. "We did a good job of making them shoot quick shots and getting out and running."

Andrew led ETCA with 12 points.

ETCA 7 13 3 14 -37

Miller Grove 17 17 25 13 -72

ETCA - Andrew 12, Russel 9, Anthony 6, Taylor 5, Powell 4, Tyler 1.

Miller Grove - Yan Heijligers 19, Andrew Steele 18, Mason Kerby 9, Cayle Watson 8, Aaron Baylus 6, Seth Roberts 4, Kenny Robbins 3, Steven Mayfield 3, Joey Hegseth 2.

Junior Varsity Boys

Miller Grove 50, ETCA 11

Dakota Hrabal led the junior varsity with 12 points, while Dakota Regan and Dakota McBride had 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Hornets.

Tim Heijligers scored seven points, Chance Lee and Alex Cruze scored four points each, and Jordan Lennon scored two.

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