C-P girls in third-place tie; MG boys’ playoff game set

From Staff Reports

Feb. 6, 2008 - The Saltillo boys and girls wrapped up their district seasons undefeated with a sweep over Sulphur Bluff on Tuesday.

Meanwhile in Como-Pickton, the Lady Eagles forced a play-in game for the final playoff spot with a big win over the Grand Saline Lady Indians Tuesday night.

In boys action, the Miller Grove Hornets have their playoff matchup set as they will face the Waxahachie Cornerstone Christian Eagles on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Rockwall Heath. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Girls

Como-Pickton 52, Grand Saline 42

COMO - Rebecca Humphrey drained three 3-pointers as part of her team-high 17 points, while teammate Maci Kight added 15 points for the Lady Eagles in their regular season finale.

CPHS (6-6 in District 16-2A) trailed 12-8 after the first quarter and then exploded for 25 points in the second quarter to take a 33-19 lead into the intermission.

Hitting 3-pointers were Mollye Lay with two and Shelby Harrison with one.

The Lady Eagles will now play Hawkins to determine the district's third playoff team. The site and time of the playin game is to be determined.

Grand Saline 12 7 11 12 -42

Como-Pickton 8 25 11 8 -52

Grand Saline - Individual stats not available.

Como-Pickton - Mollye Lay 9, Katie Moss 2, Rebecca Humphrey 17, Kaycee Thomas 2, Maci Kight 15, Shelby Harrison 7.

Saltillo 48, Sulphur Bluff 16

SULPHUR BLUFF - The No. 1-ranked Lady Lions had 10 players score in the game, led by Stephanie Methe with 13 points as the only double-figure scorer for Saltillo.

Saltillo held a 17-0 lead after the first quarter, a 28-3 lead at the half and a 39-6 lead after three quarters.

The Lady Lions are now 28-2 overall and 14-0 in District 22-A and will have a bye in the opening round of the playoffs.

Sulphur Bluff was led by Summer Stailey with 12 points.

Saltillo 17 11 11 9 -48

Sulphur Bluff 0 3 3 10 -16

Saltillo - Stephanie Methe 13, Candace Prather 4, Cassie Prather 2, Winter Johnson 6, Sarah Clover 3, Kirsten McClure 3, Emily White 6, Brooke Lane 4, Jessica Gilbreath 5, Kimber Thompson 2.

Sulphur Bluff - Summer Stailey 12, Brittany Andrews 1, Stella 3.

Miller Grove 50, Savoy 45

MILLER GROVE - The Lady Hornets held on for their sixth win of the district season and 13th overall on Tuesday night.

MGHS finished the District 22-A season in fifth place at 6-8 overall and was led by Adrian Estrada with a team-high 15 points. Senior Jamie Hayes also scored in double-figures as she added 10 points.

"The girls improved a lot this year," said MGHS coach Gary Billingsley. "I appreciate the work that they have done and look forward to the future."

Destiny Moore led Savoy with 18 points.

Savoy 4 15 15 11 -45

Miller Grove 15 17 9 9 -50

Savoy - Destiny Moore 18, Jessica Lewis 12, Marquise Maloan 7, Megan Douglas 5, B. Phillips 3.

Miller Grove - Adrian Estrada 15, Jamie Hayes 10, Ina Jensen 8, Rebecca George 8, Haley Potts 6, Mari Del Castillo 3.

Boys

Saltillo 55, Sulphur Bluff 30

SULPHUR BLUFF - Four players scored in double figures for the No. 16-ranked Lions led by 15 points from Jocsan Gamez.

Teammates Derek McClure added 13 points, Nolan Garmon finished with 12 points and Kenneth Poor added 11 points Tuesday night.

The Lions (27-3) held a 28-12 lead at the half and a 49-19 lead after three quarters.

Sulphur Bluff was led by Gerardo Rodriguez with six points.

The Lions finished as the District 22-A champs and will receive a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Saltillo 13 15 21 6 -55

Sulphur Bluff 8 4 7 11 -30

Saltillo - Jocsan Gamez 15, Steven Mobley 2, Derek McClure 13, Nolan Garmon 12, Kenneth Poor 11, Jeff Chandler 2.

Sulphur Bluff - Andy Adair 5, Cody Austin 4, Michael Hale 2, Gerardo Rodriguez 6, Mason Littrell 4, Robert Messick 5, Zach Hope 2, Jeremy Hatfield 2.

Miller Grove 70, Savoy 33

MILLER GROVE - Miller Grove finished off its district season at 11-3 with a big win over Savoy.

Two players scored in double figures for the Hornets, led by 13 points from Yan Heijligers and 10 points from Aaron Baylus.

"This was a good game for us after two tough road games," said MGHS coach Gary Billingsley. "The boys have put in the work and it has paid off. This is the first playoff appearance since 2003."

The Hornets held a 39-10 lead at the half and a 58-20 lead after three quarters.

MGHS (22-8 overall) will have a warm-up game against Valley View, the No. 6-ranked team in Class A, Div. I, at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 16 at Royse City.

Savoy 6 4 10 13 -33

Miller Grove 21 18 19 12 -70

Savoy - Foster 16, Metcalf 6, Hall 5, Morris 3, Bigbee 2, Miller 1.

Miller Grove - Yan Heijligers 13, Aaron Baylus 10, Andrew Steele 8, Seth Roberts 8, Steven Mayfield 7, Kenny Robbins 6, Mason Kerby 6, Timmy Heijligers 5, Joey Hegseth 5, Cayle Watson 2.

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