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December 2, 2012

Bland, Leonard capture tourney titles in Merit

Celeste Lady Devils slip past Tom Bean to claim Savoy title

MERIT —   Bland’s Tigers turned back Ector’s late rally to capture the 18th Annual Bland Invitational basketball title with a 48-42 victory on Saturday.

  Bland played tough defense in the first half to build a 35-14 lead but the visiting Eagles hit some big 3-pointers in the second half to pull within 41-40 with 3:05 remaining and then 43-42 with 1:22 left. 

  But 20 seconds later Juan Aviles banked in a shot for Bland and then Adam Shinn canned two free throws with 33.1 seconds remaining to extend Bland’s lead to 47-42. Chris Brown also picked up a charge on defense with 16.1 seconds left and Shinn added a final free throw to lock up the victory with 13.8 seconds remaining.

  Brown, who finished with 14 points, earned most valuable player honors for the tournament.

  Shinn, who led all scorers with 23 points, also earned all-tournament honors for Bland along with Joseph Sourber.

         18th Annual Bland Invitational

             Boys championship

Ector     10      4  14  14    —42

Bland    17    18    4    9    —48

  E: P.J. Connely 3, Ryan Glaser 10, Cody Kennedy 14, Bradlee Coldiron 7, Jimmy Ford 8.

  B: Glen Quezada 2, Joseph Sourber 3, Cameron Turner 2, Adam Shinn 23, Chris Brown 14, Juan Aviles 4.

                                   Girls championship

McKinney Christian    17    12    5      4    —38

Leonard                      13      6    8    15    —42

  MC: Sarah Grubbs 4, Sidney Thompson 2, Julie James 11, Kayce Zanetell 2, Hannah Wilks 17, Kaitlynn McAdams 2.

  L: Abbey De Vincentis 8, Kimmy Blackburn 19, Kacie McCarley 10, Malena Farber 1, Shelby Zumwalt 2, Lexi De Vincentis 2.

                        Boys third place

Sulphur Bluff    4    9      18      9    —40

Community    26    13    15    16    —70

  SB: Blake Brown 3, Dakota Brooks 6, Tyler Raine 2, Landon Dorner 11, Justin Goldsmith 18.

  C: Chae Dexter 21, Dennis Fleck 12, Ryan Gasper 8, Keon Kelley 2, Colton Hutchinson 13.

                       Girls third place

Van Alstyne    6    12    8    15    —41

Bland              5     6     7    11    —29

  VA: Hunter Offill 18, Maddie Horn 8.

  B: Sara Waidelich 20, Morgen Gann 9.

                    Boys consolation

Campbell    11    15      7      7    —40

Leonard      23    16    32    20    —91

  C: Jose Romero 18, Dallas Degarso 6, Roy Almanza 4, Scotty Green 4, Jacob Camp 4, Asa Woodland 3, Yovani Bonales 1.

  L: Blake Hicks 11, Storm Taylor 14, Bradley Dills 4, Tyler “Turbo” Turner 5, Robert Greene 13, Ty McKinney 6, Austin Kitchens 13, Matthew Wilson 13, Max Scoggins 12.

                      Girls consolation

Campbell     12    3    17    16    —48

Community    8    3      4      8    —23

  Ca: Haley Davidson 33, Sarah Taylor 11, Jordan Davidson 3, Kaylin Stigall 1.

  Co: Madison Pendill 7.

  Record: Ca 4-6.

  Next game: Savoy at Campbell, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

               Boys all-tournament

Sulphur Bluff

Tyler “Turbo” Turner, Leonard

Chae Dexter, Community

Cody Kennedy, Ector

Ryan Glaser, Ector

Joseph Sourber, Bland

Adam Shinn, Bland

MVP — Chris Brown, Bland

                Girls all-tournament

Haley Davidson, Campbell

Hunter Offill, Van Alstyne

Sara Waidelich, Bland

Kaitlyn McAdams, McKinney Christian

Julie James, McKinney Christian

Kacie McCarley, Leonard

Taylor Bishop, Leonard

MVP — Kimmy Blackburn, Leonard

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