The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


November 18, 2012

Lady Lions go 4-0 in Quinlan tournament

Lions fall 101-80 to No. 10 West Mesquite

GREENVILLE —   QUINLAN — The Greenville Lady Lions whipped Bonham and Cooper on Friday to finish first in the Quinlan basketball tournament with a 4-0 record.

  “Our motto this year is to be the best that we can be,” said Lady Lions coach Lesa Darst.

  The Lady Lions, now 6-1 for the season, got 19 points from Mackenzie Cooper and 17 from Savannah Himes en route to a 44-24 win over Bonham. Greenville limited Bonham to single digits in each of the four quarters.

  Himes also pulled down 10 rebounds and was 7-of-7 from the field.

  Maddy Crabtree helped the Lady Lions in that game with eight assists and seven steals.

  Elizabeth Rutherford fired in a team-high 19 points in the win over Cooper. Arian Alford added 10 points and Himes finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Crabtree led the defense with five steals.

  Darst said the whole team played well during the tournament.

  “We had a really good day of basketball on Thursday,” she said, alluding to victories of 76-36 over Ferris and 50-48 over host Quinlan Ford.

  Ford beat Cooper 61-30 and Ferris 69-45 on Friday to finish second in the classic format with a 3-1 record.

  Ford spread the scoring around among Jessika Keeton (17), Taylor Elrod (15), Jade Patton (14) and Carli Torbert (12) in the win over Coper.

  Keeton topped Ford against Ferris with 17 points, while Elrod scored 15, Patton had 14 and Torbert added 12.

           Quinlan tournament

                    Girls game

Bonham         6      7      6    5    —24

Greenville    13    14    12    5    —44

  B: Carlee Garcia 5, Madeline Dolberry 6, Audra Romans 5, Kala Simpson 8.

  G: Arian Alford 2, Chandra Jeffery 1, Mackenzie Cooper 19, Elizabeth Rutherford 3, Abby Ellsworth 2, Savannah Himes 17.

                    Girls game

Greenville    18     8      9    16    —51

Cooper         4    10    10    14    —38

  G: Arian Alford 10, Maddy Crabtree 6, Courtney Luna 2, Mackenzie Cooper 5, Elizabeth Rutherford 19, Savannah Himes 9.

  C: Mikayla Walker 6, Daylee Phifer 3, Tate Anderson 21, Makayla Harmon 6, Madalyn Slaton 2.

  Next game: Greenville at North Lamar, 9-JV-V, 4:30 p.m. Monday.

                         Girls game

Cooper              6      7     11    6    —30

Quinlan Ford    14    20    18    9    —61

  C: Mikayla Walker 2, Daylee Phifer 9, Tate Anderson 10, Makayla Harmon 2, Bailey Walker 7.

  QF: Jade Patton 14, Taylor Elrod 15, Courtney Hall 3, Ariel Hernandez 4, Jessika Keeton 17, Carli Torbert 12, Shelby Reeves 4.

                         Girls game

Ferris                12     9    14    10    —45

Quinlan Ford    18    25    11    15    —69

  F: Connell 5, Abrone 3, Franco 2, Fowler 8, Hall 11, Thurman 16.

  QF: Jade Patton 14, Taylor Elrod 15, Courtney Hall 3, Ariel Hernandez 4, Jessika Keeton 17, Carli Torbert 12, Shelby Reeves 4.

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