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December 9, 2012

Celeste, Honey Grove claim Celeste titles


CELESTE —   Celeste’s Lady Devils avenged their only loss of the season with a 45-23 victory over Caddo Mills in the championship game of the Celeste Invitational basketball tournament on Saturday.

  Morgan Lewis pumped in 18 points and Haley Trentham 12 as the Lady Devils reversed a 41-29 loss to Caddo Mills in the second game of the season. Celeste is now 15-1 after winning its third   tournament title of the season.

  “I’m very proud of them,” said Celeste coach Amy Herron. “We played super defense. They executed and stuck to the game plan. It’s probably been a long time since they’ve won three tournaments in a row, same season.”

  Celeste limited Caddo Mills to only six points in the second half.

  Lewis, who scored 49 points in the tournament, claimed the most valuable player and top gun awards.

  Trentham was also on the all-tournament team along with Tiffany Crossland, who scored seven points in the championship game.

  All-tournament selection Hannah Hopkins led Caddo Mills with six points, while Olivia McKarns and   Jaylynn Gracy both added five points. Gracy also made the all-tournament team.

  No. 25 state-ranked Honey Grove outdefensed Lone Oak in the boys championship game, 35-27.

  All-tournament selection Hussian Jubai led the Warriors with nine points and the boys MVP, Jeremy Patt, tossed in six points.

  All-tournament selection Sawyer Zachary topped the Buffaloes with 10 points and Clint Mahand added nine. Coleton Lasseter also made the all-tournament team for Lone Oak.

  Hunter Jordan of Boles claimed the boys top gun award after scoring 43 points in the tournament.

                          Celeste Invitational Tournament

                          Saturday’s results

                          Boys championship game

Honey Grove    10    19    3    13    —35

Lone Oak          11      5    1    10    —27

  HG: Hussian Jubai 9, Jeremy Patt 6, Cole Cunningham 5, Charles Sanders 4, Hunter Templeton 4, Aaron Foster 3, Demonatre Finney 2, Mo Chacon 2.

  LO: Sawyer Zachary 10, Clint Mahand 9, Ethan Fite 3, Trent Sikes 2, Coleton Lasseter 2, Cody Hardin 1.

                       Girls championship game

Caddo Mills    8     9    4      2    —23

Celeste        12    13    9    11    —45

  CM: Hannah Hopkins 6, Olivia McKarns 5, Jaylynn Gracy 5.

  C: Morgan Lewis 18, Haley Trentham 12, Tiffany Crossland 7, Madalyne Pearce 5, Rachel Myers 2, Erica Jordan 1.

  Record: C 15-1.

                       Boys third place

Caddo Mills    18    25    22    10    —75

Fannindel         4     7     10    14    —35

  CM: Jordan Dixon 6, Damian Newby 11, Michael Craig 8, Johnathan Gillispie 6, Jacob Tillett 6, Cory Johnson 5, Andreas Ibarra 2, Garrett Cox 2, Jordan Bicknell 5, Daxx Hill 18, Tyler Spradlin 6.

  F: Quincy Cuba 6, Damonte Scott 2, Akeyl Caesar 3, T.J. Erwin 6, Andrew Mills 8, Stephen Lock 4, Chris Day 2, Cody LeMay 4.

                   Girls third place

Bells            5      8      9    15    —37

Lone Oak    6    15    16      6    —43

  B: Caylee DuVall 2, Katie Shults 7, Macy Sanders 8, Emily Fagan 13, Carlee Shelby 7.

  LO: Alyssa Busby 17, Alexa Wallen 8, Hanah Nichol 8, Sara Richardson 6, Chelsea Rigsby 4.

                    Boys consolation

Wolfe City    10     9      7    10    —36

Boles           13    15    13    17    —58

  WC: Cody Harbin 5, Hunter Bostick 8, Malik Gaffney 3, Tim Lloyd 3, Colton Quirl 3, Justin Wilkinson 8, Andre Brown 6.

  B: Hunter Jordan 19, Ross Bostick 11, Caleb Samples 9, Bailey Isom 9, Austin Morgan 2, Cameron Walker 8.

                         Girls consolation

Honey Grove    15    12    0    10    —37

Boles                  0      0    4      2    —6

  HG: Jamie Wilson 2, Elizabeth Johnson 8, Ashley Reyna 2, Caaiti Warren 3, Lyndsey Lewis 6, Allyiah Daniels 12.

  B: Mariah Helmberger 2, Rachel Helmberger 4.

                Boys seventh place

Celeste    5    9    14      6    —34

Savoy      9    3    14    12    —38

  C: Tim Herman 6, Robert Vankirk 2, Cody Evans 2, Dalton Edge 4, Keaton Hubbard 1, Austin Shatto 9, Justin Bennett 2, Colton Smith 4, Jordan Wright 4.

  S: Brayden Phillips 2, Tanner Garrison 3, Kaden Kumler 6, Taylor Bigbee 10, Bradley Cragg 3, Hunter Franklin 13.

                    Girls seventh place

Fannindel    3    12    7      9    3    —35

Savoy          3    10    6    12    6    —37

  F: Shakira Cuba 1, Tynaelen Braxton 6, Sabreshia King 6, Chatorian Lock 16, Stevie Earls 7.

  S: Katie Gibson 3, Melissa Vance 4, Hanna White 4, Rhianne Sweet 9, Lindsey Stone 17.   

      Boys all-tournament

Damian Newby, Caddo Mills

Zach Cunningham, Honey Grove

Hussian Jubai, Honey Grove

Sawyer Zachary, Lone Oak

Coleton Lasseter, Lone Oak

MVP — Jeremy Patt, Honey Grove

Top gun — Hunter Jordan, Boles, 43 points; Daxx Hill, Caddo Mills, 39.

     Girls all-tournament

Alyssa Busby, Lone Oak

Jaylynn Gracy, Caddo Mills

Hannah Hopkins, Caddo Mills

Haley Trentham, Celeste

Tiffany Crossland, Celeste

MVP — Morgan Lewis, Celeste

Top gun — Morgan Lewis, Celeste, 49 points; Lizzy Johnson, Honey Grove, 46.

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