ET Girls Basketball Roundup: Longview trounces North Mesquite, more
Jan. 3, 2017 at 10:38 p.m.
LONGVIEW 66, NORTH MESQUITE 26: MESQUITE — Yasmine Bradley led the way with 14 points, and the Longview Lady Lobos jumped out to a 15-0 lead after one quarter en route to a 66-26 District 11-6A win over North Mesquite.
Twelve Lady Lobos got into the scoring act as Longview moved to 16-5 overall and 2-2 in the district. Longview led 35-4 at halftime.
Chandler Peoples had eight points for Longview, Deyonna Daniels, McKenze Brown, Journey Greene and JaKayla Rowlett six apiece, Destiny McAfee and Tiece Veasley five apiece, Cheyanne Starkey four, Kyrra Boone three, Yasmine Gordon two and Kendra Taylor one.
Longview will host John Tyler on Friday.
HALLSVILLE 48, GREENVILLE 43: HALLSVILLE — Addison McDermott led a balanced Hallsville attack with nine points and seven rebounds, and the Ladycats moved to 1-3 in District 16-5A play (18-8 overall) with a 48-43 win over Greenville.
Addison Blissett added seven points and three steals, Hannah Brown eight points and Maddison Ford six points and seven rebounds. Brooklyn Taylor chipped in with five points and three assists.
Brittani Gilstrap had 21 points in the loss for Greenville.
Hallsville is idle on Friday.
SULPHUR SPRINGS 85, MARSHALL 12: MARSHALL – Kaylee Jefferson dropped in 23 points, Keara Irving and Jasmine Mitchell both hit for 22 and No. 24 ranked Sulphur Springs rolled to an 85-12 win over Marshall in District 16-5A action.
Sulphur Springs moves to 18-3 overall and 4-0 in district play while Marshall drops to 0-4 against the league.
Ry'an Sharpless and LaJaccie Tuck each scored three points while Keara Irving and Jasmine Mitchell each came away with two points.
Marshall will return to action Friday when it travels to Mount Pleasant. Sulphur Springs is slated to play host to Texas High.
UNION GROVE 53, SPRING HILL 27: Cheyenne Grubbs scored 21 points, Summer Grubs was close behind with 20 and the Union Grove Lady Lions earned a 53-29 win over the Spring Hill Lady Panthers.
Winter Wilson added five for Union Grove, which led 16-6 after one quarter and 29-8 at halftime.
Lacey White scored nine points, Jayla Landrum six, Kayla Crowe four, Ashlee Blake and Kaelyn Elliott two apiece and Karlie Smith one in the loss for Spring Hill.
Spring Hill opens district play at home on Friday against Kilgore. Union Grove will visit Overton.
GILMER 61, PLEASANT GROVE 57: TEXARKANA — Pleasant Grove chased state-ranked Gilmer the entire game, and the Lady Hawks just about caught the Lady Buckeyes at the end.
In its final District 14-4A tuneup, PG fell behind by double digits early but fought its way back to a single possession in the waning seconds before falling to Gilmer, 61-57, Tuesday at Hawk Gym.
The Hawks trailed 12-0 just 2:25 into the game and were down 23-10 at the end of the first quarter, with Destiny Brooks hitting three of her four 3-pointers in the period for the Buckeyes. The Hawks switched defenses to slow Brooks, who scored just six the remaining three quarters, but couldn't stop post Belynda Ray. Ray pulled down 11 rebounds and popped in 12 field goals, scoring 24 points.
Abby Hines added nine points for the Hawks. Brooks finished with 15 points for Gilmer.
PALESTINE 59, HENDERSON 52: HENDERSON — Destiny Mathews ripped the nets for 29 points, and Palestine jumped out to a big lead early en route to a 59-52 win over Henderson.
Palestine led 21-6 after one quarter and 31-21 at halftime.
Tomariyah Dixon scored 21 points, Joy Williams nine and Destiny Roquemore eight in the loss for Henderson.
The Lady Lions open district play at Rusk on Friday.
TATUM 56, DIBOLL 49: TATUM — The No. 5 ranked Tatum Lady Eagles, led by Bri Mitchell's 22 points and 11 assists, remained unbeaten on the year with a 56-49 win over Diboll.
Mitchell added six rebounds and four steals for Tatum (22-0). Jada Shans chipped in with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Ashton Brown 10 points, seven rebounds and an assist, Destiny Hicks three points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal, Ashley Johnson five points and six rebounds and Adriana Bradley two points.
JEFFERSON 35, WHITE OAK 34: WHITE OAK — Jamya Smith scored 10 points, and the Jefferson Lady Bulldogs held off a late White Oak charge to earn a 35-34 win.
Deivya Hodge had seven points, and Jayda McCoy and JaKayla Jones added six apiece for Jefferson (4-0), which led 26-19 heading into the fourth quarter.
Alyia Hall scored 16 points and Kyla Weeks seven in the loss for White Oak (2-2).
White Oak visits Waskom and Jefferson hosts New Diana on Friday.
HARLETON 55, WASKOM 18: HARLETON — Mary Echols and Tyler Mobley scored 13 points apiece for Harleton in a 55-18 win over Waskom.
Mobley had five rebounds, seven steals and an assist, and Echols added three rebounds, four assists and three steals. Nicole Wright chipped in with 11 points, five rebounds and four steals, Devon Smith seven points, Bailey Gott six points, three rebounds and three steals, Katelynn Smith five assists and three steals and Claire Underwood six rebounds.
Makayla Reason had 11 points in the loss for Waskom.
Harleton (3-1) will visit Elysian Fields on Friday.
SABINE 59, OVERTON 26: OVERTON — Sarah Davis turned in a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double to pace Sabine in a 59-26 win against Overton.
Davis added three assists and a steal for Sabine, now 12-7 on the year. Genesis Willett finished with 12 points and four rebounds, Kristen Stuart 10 points, three rebounds and three steals, Miranda Cook 10 points and eight rebounds, Misty Pate six points, Brookelyn Gray five points, three assists and three steals and Lynzee Faulkner three points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Sabine hosts Troup on Friday.
HARMONY 66, WEST RUSK 48: NEW LONDON — Harmony pulled away in the fourth quarter to earn a 66-48 win over West Rusk on Tuesday.
The Lady Eagles led by just four (46-42) before outscoring West Rusk 20-6 in the final eight minutes.
Jasmine Session had 15 points in the loss for West Rusk. Meredith Herron added eight points, Jayla Hooper 12, Jazmine Sanchez nine points, four rebounds and a block, Alyson McMillan two points and four rebounds and Hannah Trichel two points, four rebounds and two steals.
DEKALB 52, DAINGERFIELD 42: DAINGERFIELD — Daingerfield rallied from a 23-point halftime deficit to pull close, but fell to DeKalb, 52-42, on Tuesday.
Mikayla Baxley had 18 points for DeKalb.
Tre Durham had nine points, eight rebounds and a block for Daingerfield. Jasmine Tatum finished with nine points, four rebounds and five steals, Mikayla Roberson seven points and three steals, Kahleyia Johnson five points, six rebounds and three steals, Kiara Robinson five points, six rebounds and three steals, Dee Hall five points, six rebounds and two steals and Mo Sok and Makayla Robinson one point apiece.
Daingerfield visits Hughes Springs on Friday.
HAWKINS 44, FRUITVALE 43: HAWKINS – Raeli Smith sank the game-winning free throw late and finished with 14 points – nine in the fourth quarter – as Hawkins notched a 44-43 win over Fruitvale.
Smith also had 14 rebounds and a steal for Hawkins. Destiny Chapman added 13 points and 11 rebounds, Jaycee Cheshire five points, Emily Moore five points, nine rebounds and three steals, Silvia Montgomery four points, five rebounds and two steals and Christian Harris two points and two rebounds.
AVINGER 47, ATHENS CHRISTIAN 28: AVINGER — Brooke Kirkpatrick and BriAnna Young combined for 28 points to lead Avinger past Athens Christian, 47-28.
Kirkpatrick had 15 points, Young 13, Jayden Grant eight, Lourdes Perez seven and Faithe Stephens, Michelle Garrett and Savannah Martin two apiece.
Avinger (10-8) will visit Fruitvale to open district play on Friday.
TST 45, ETCS 44: Chloe Liebengood recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Trinity School of Texas rallied for a 45-44 win over East Texas Christian School.
Kelsey Rathbun added 12 points and eight steals for Trinity School, which also got nine points and seven boards from Abbie Sharp, four points from Grace Williams and two points from Micah Cobb.
TST trailed 35-29 heading into the final stanza.
The Lady Titans will host their annual alumni game at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
UT TYLER 83, LETU 60: TYLER — UT Tyler shot 50 percent (34-68) from the floor and used a big first half to overpower LeTourneau, 83-60, at the Herrington Patriot Center.
LaTanya Drakes was the leading scorer for LETU finishing with 15 points. Drakes also added 7 rebounds. Crystal Jones, the ASC's leading scorer, was held to just 11 points in the loss. Jada Roberts added seven points and six rebounds for the YellowJackets.
LeTourneau will host Concordia on Thursday in a 5:30 p.m. contest.