Yantis sweeps Boles; CP girls even district record

From Staff Reports

Jan. 14, 2008 - The Yantis Owls swept Quinlan Boles in district basketball action Friday night, while the Como-Pickton Lady Eagles evened their record with a win over the Grand Saline Lady Indians.

Girls

Como-Pickton 58, Grand Saline 50

GRAND SALINE - The Como-Pickton Lady Eagles evened their District 16-2A record at 3-3 with a come-from-behind win over the Lady Indians Friday night.

CPHS trailed 17-13 after the first quarter, 29-23 at the half and 42-39 after three quarters of play. CPHS outscored GS 19-8 in the fourth quarter to take the win.

Maci Kight scored 18 points for the Lady Eagles, Rebecca Humphrey added 10 points and Kaycee Thomas had nine points.

Mollye Lay, Humphrey and Shelby Harrison each hit two 3-pointers for the Lady Eagles.

CPHS travels to No. 2-ranked Winnsboro Lady Raiders on Tuesday.

CPHS 13 13 13 19 -58

GSHS 17 12 13 8 -50

Como-Pickton - Mollye Lay 8, Katie Moss 7, Rebecca Humphrey 10, Maci Kight 18, Kaycee Thomas 9, Shelby Harrison 6.

Grand Saline - individual stats not available.

Yantis 47, Quinlan Boles 31

QUINLAN - The youthful Yantis Lady Owls fought back from a first quarter 8-5 deficit to overwhelm the undefeated Boles Lady Hornets 47-31 Friday night.

The win leaves Yantis at 2-0 and dropped Boles to 2-1 in District 18-A.

"It was a great win for the girls and for our program. The girls worked very hard and played some great defense," Yantis head coach Jennifer Payne said. "Amanda Collins hurt her ankle, but came back in the second half and played tough."

Shelby Allen and Collins each hit for 12 points. Amanda McKinney had eight points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Blanca Reyna added five points, Teresa Ortiz and Stephanie Hogg four each and Rachel Spurgeon two.


Boys

Yantis 94, Quinlan Boles 59

QUINLAN - The Yantis Owls exploded for 58 second-half points to defeat Boles 94-59 in District 18-A to set up a Tuesday night showdown for first place with North Hopkins.

After the Hornets' Daniel Sanchez hit a half-court, buzzer-beater to end the half, the Owls only led 38-36.

The Owls hit for 27 third quarter points and finished with 31 in the final stanza.

"Daniel Sanchez and Kailob Wallace for Boles did a great job in the first half and we missed too many shots," Yantis head coach Larry Tucker said. "I told them at the half to just keep playing our kind of basketball and the shots will fall. We did a great job of hustling in the second half."

The Owls got 22 points from Daniel Cerretani and 14 points apiece from Zach Leatherwood and Randy Smith. Jordan Davis added nine points, brought down 15 rebounds and had seven assists. Tony Garcia and Bryan Green had seven points while Houston Tibbs, Terry Thompson and Allen Rose each had six, Cord Burnett three and Carl Jordan two. Smith had eight rebounds and Tibbs added seven. Burnett had five steals and five assists as did Rose, with Leatherwood adding six assists.

"Tibbs went in the third quarter and really made a difference on the boards," Tucker added. "And I thought Burnett, Rose and Garcia all did a good job on defense. Davis was everywhere. Leatherwood and Cerretani also played well."

The Owls and the Panthers meet at North Hopkins Tuesday night following the girl's varsity. Yantis is now 14-9 in the year and 2-0 in district. Boles is 0-3 in district.

Junior Varsity 

Yantis 51, Boles 36

QUINLAN - After leading just 35-30 after three quarters, the Yantis JV boys went on a 16-6 fourth quarter run to win 51-36.

Matthew Crayton had 10 points, Chase Phillips nine, Justin Sherill eight, Gerry Hernandez five, Eddie Herrera and Darren Burgess four each, Jereme Smith three and Ezekial Sandoval one.

Yantis (14-6, 1-0) will play at North Hopkins at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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