The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 20, 2013

Community beats Greenville Lady Lions

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE —   The Community Lady Braves limited Greenville to single digits in each of the first three quarters on the way to a 40-27 basketball victory over the Lady Lions on Tuesday night in the Lions Den.

  Taylor Smith scored seven points, Lauryn Bruffett and Madison Pendill each added six apiece as the   Lady Braves raised their record to 3-1 on the season.

  LaQuesha Williams fired in 11 to lead the Lady Lions, while Britney Smith added seven points to go   with four steals.

  “Greenville is a pretty solid team,” said Community coach Shelby Holland. “I thought our girls handled the pressure well tonight. I thought we played well as a family like we were supposed to.”

  “Our defense wasn’t into the game tonight,” said Greenville coach Lesa Darst. “We’re coming back tomorrow and prepare for Friday.”

  Jordan Sweat led Greenville in rebounds with eight, while Savannah Himes had five.

  Greenville grabbed a 6-2 advantage to start the game on a 3-point basket and layup by LaQuesha Williams.

  But the Lady Braves scored six in a row on two baskets by Keely Morrow and a basket by Madison Pendill to grab an 8-6 lead.

  After Greenville tied the game at 8-8 on a Britney Smith layup, Community rattled off 10 points in a row on baskets and free throws by Lauryn Bruffett and baskets by Taylor Smith and Bailey Travers.

  The Lady Braves led 18-8 before Greenville got a layup by Reagan Jeffery.

  Community led 20-13 at halftime and was never seriously threatened.

  Greenville will host North Lamar Friday with the varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

                     Varsity girls

Community    8    12    9    11    —40

Greenville      6      7    4    10    —27

  C: Logan Bruffett 4, Keely Morrow 4, Lauryn Bruffett 6, Kyra Houseworh 4, Harlie David 5, Taylor Smith 7, Bailey Taves 2, Madison Pendill 6, Marianna Cantrell 2.

  G: LaQuesha Williams 11, Britney Smith 7, Reagan Jeffery 6, Jordan Sweat 2, Savannah Himes 1.

  Record: C 3-1, G 2-7.

  Next game: North Lamar at Greenville, varsity at 6:30 p.m., Friday.

                      Junior varsity girls

Community    0    7    7    7    —21

Greenville    22    5    8    3    —38

  C: Taylor 8, Jessica 8.

  G: Sarah Aly 14, TyTiana Matthews 8.



Greenville 77,

Mount Pleasant 67

  Greenville’s Lions ran their season record to 2-1 with a 77-67 victory over Mount Pleasant on Tuesday night.

  “We played tough defense,” said Greenville coach Marcus Smith, whose Lions limited Mount Pleasant to only 28 points in the second half. “We made a stand on defense. That’s our main goal this year, to be a great defensive team.”

  Collen Wilburn led the Lion offense with 19 points, while Jerry Dickeson banked in 11 and Marlon Mack added 10.

  Cavaughn Veasley led Mount Pleasant with 18 points and Jaquille Rodgers added 14.

                            Varsity boys

Greenville             20    26    19    12    —77

Mount Pleasant    21    18    11    17    —67

  G: Collen Wilburn 19, Marlon Mack 10, Jerry Dickeson 11, Brady Mulkey 7, Justin Wade 7, D’erren Wilson 7, John Franklin 7, Byron Redmon 4, Layton Prado 4.

  MP: Cavaughn Veasley 18, Jaquille Rodgers 14, Kaderrius Cannon 11.

  Record: G 2-1.

  Next game: Greenville at Paris, Friday.

                             Junior varsity boys

Greenville               6    11    21    15    —53

Mount Pleasant    25      8    13    14    —60

  G: Cole Mulkey 11, Davion Brown 9, Treveon Heard 12.

                            Freshman boys

Greenville           13    12    16    17    —58

Mount Pleasant    8    14    15    10    —47

  G: Elijah Vargas 14, Thomas Gorree 8, Melvin Mapps 7.

  MP: Currey 12.



Commerce (girls) 29,

Caddo Mills 20

  CADDO MILLS — Commerce’s Lady Tigers rallied from a 7-4 deficit in the first quarter to beat the Caddo Mills Lady Foxes 29-20 on Tuesday.

  Natalie Tarrant led the victors with 11 points.

  Jaylynn Gracy topped Caddo Mills with seven points.

                     Varsity girls

Commerce      4    10    9    6    —29

Caddo Mills    7      4     5    4    —20

  C: Natalie Tarrant 11, Jordyn Sharp 6, Taite McBee 6.

  CM: Jaylynn Gracy 7, Tabatha Moore 6, Savannah Moore 3, Jacie Thomason 2.

  Record: CM 0-2.

  Next game: Caddo Mills at Lone Oak, Friday.

                      Junior varsity girls

Commerce     3      7      6      3    —19

Caddo Mills    8    11    16    19    —54

  C: Abrams 6, Pell 4.

  CM: Dre Hill 13, Kourtney Reynolds 12, Jordan Mize 7, Joanie Painter 6.



Bland 49,

Campbell 31

  MERIT — Bland built a 29-12 halftime lead and hung on for a 49-31 non-district win over Campbell on Tuesday.

  Thomas Sourber led the victors and all scorers with 16 points.

  Diego Romero paced Campbell with 13 points.

                   Varsity boys

Campbell    5      7    13      6    —31

Bland       12    17       6    14    —49

  C: Diego Romero 13, Bailey Ferguson 7, Dallas DeGarso 7, Chris Wilson 2, Logan Sullivan 2.

  B: Thomas Sourber 16, Cameron Turner 10, Chris Brown 7, Glen Quezada 6, Juan Aviles 6, Connor Moss 2, Dustin Smith 2.

  Record: B 4-1.

  Next game: Bland at Dodd City, Tuesday.

                   Junior varsity boys

Campbell    4    11    10    8    —33

Bland       10      9      6     9    —34

  C: Andrew Daugherty 15, Yovani Bonales 9.

  B: Mason Morquecho 9, Brandon Grob 8.



Tom Bean 47,

Celeste 24

  CELESTE — Tom Bean spoiled Celeste’s season opener on Tuesday night, handing the Blue Devils a 47-24 loss.

  Hunter Book fired in 13 and Nathan Shipman pumped in 10 for the victors.

                    Varsity boys

Tom Bean    9    16     6    16    —47

Celeste       5      6    10      3    —24

  TB: HunterBook 13, Nathan Shipman 10, Tanner Ellis 9, Sheldon Roberson 6, Logan LeDane 4, Devyn Jackson 3, Dylan Ashlock 2.

  C: Austin Gilliam 6, Austin Shatto 4, Traylon Phillips 4, Micah McCaslin 4, Tim Herman 3, Colton Smith 1.

  Record: C 0-1.

  Next game: Ector at Celeste, 4:30 p.m. Monday.

                     Junior varsity boys

Tom Bean     17    15    14    7    —53

Celeste           1      0      2    8    —11

  TB: Noah Boyd 16, Tyler Goff 8.

  C: Eddie Amaro 5.



Tom Bean 28,

Celeste (girls) 27

  CELESTE — Tom Bean slipped past Celeste 28-27 in girls basketball on Tuesday.

Katie Jones led the victors with 11 points.

  Jalisha Phillips topped Celeste with 10 points.

                    Varsity girls

Tom Bean    3    7    13      5    —28

Celeste        8    2      4    13    —27

  TB: Katie Jones 11.

  C: Jalisa Phillips 10, Devon Jackson 7, Tiffany Crossland 6, Sarah Myers 2, Paige Stark 2.

  Record: C 4-4.

  Next game: Ector at Celeste, Monday.

                    Junior varsity girls

Tom Bean    0    13    3    10    —26

Celeste        0      1    5      8    —14

  TB: Walker 15.

  C: Mason McCord 4.



Quinlan (girls) 72,

Forney 37

  FORNEY — Jesseca Keeton fired in 23 points to lead the Quinlan Ford Lady Panthers to a 72-37 victory over the Forney Lady Rabbits on Tuesday.

  Jade Patton added 15 for Quinlan, which raised its record to 7-1.

                 Varsity girls

Quinlan     24    19    15    14    —72

Forney    9    14    10    2    —37

  QF: Jade Patton 15, Jesseca Keeton 23, Jenna Ackenback 4, Melody Timmons 2, Carley Torbert 11, Miranda Roberts 10, Charity Timmons 4.

  F: Davis 2, Amrhein 3, Kennedy 6, Williams 11, Jones 2, Vadnais 9.

  Record: QF 7-1.



Leonard 79,

McK Christian 39

  LEONARD — The Leonard Tigers won their season opener over McKinney Christian 79-49 on Tuesday night.

  Joe Mac Sudderth fired in 21 points to lead the Tigers.  Laine Albert added 17 and Joe Gray tallied 12 for Leonard.

                                   Varsity boys

McKinney Christian    8    10    15      8    —39

Leonard                    19    21    20    19    —79

  MC: Gomaa 9, Gore 6.

  L: Joe Mac Sudderth 21, Laine Albert 17, Joe Gray 12, Nik McCain 9, Jonathan St. George 8, Matthew Smith 7, Derek Taylor 4, Scott Bratt 1.

  Records: L: 1-0.

  Next game: Anna at Leonard, 5 p.m. Monday.