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December 8, 2012

Celeste, Caddo Mills, Lone Oak reach Celeste finals


CELESTE —   CELESTE — Celeste, Caddo Mills, Lone Oak and Honey Grove won their semifinal games on Friday to advance to today’s finals of the Celeste Invitational basketball tournament.

  Celeste’s Lady Devils improved to 14-1 for the season with a 55-42 semifinal win over the Lone Oak Lady Buffs. Celeste will be seeking its third straight tournament title when the Lady Devils take on Caddo Mills in the 6 p.m. girls championship game. Caddo Mills won its semifinal over Bells, 53-35.

  Celeste spread the scoring around among Tiffany Crossland (19 points), Haley Trentham (16) and Morgan Lewis (16) in its win over Lone Oak.

  Alyssa Busby led Lone Oak with 14 points. Hanah Nichol added nine points for Lone Oak, while Kinsey Patton pulled down eight rebounds and Rebecca Cooke had five rebounds.

  Olivia McKarns pumped in 15 points to lead Caddo Mills to its win over Bells and teammate Hannah Hopkins added 14.

  The 7:30 p.m. boys championship game pits No. 25 state-ranked Honey Grove against Lone Oak. Honey Grove outlasted Caddo Mills 64-50 in its semifinal game, collecting 17 points each from Zach Cunningham and Hussian Jabai.

  Lone Oak outdefensed Fannindel, 55-16, in its semifinal, holding the Falcons to only five points through the first three quarters. Sawyer Zachary led the Buffaloes and all scorers with 20 points and Clint Mahand added 13.

  The boys third-place game pits Caddo Mills against Fannindel at 4:30 p.m. Bells and Lone Oak will square off in the girls third-place contest at 3. The boys consolation finals is at 1:30 p.m., featuring Wolfe City and Boles. The noon girls consolation finals features Honey Grove against Boles.

                     Celeste Invitational Tournament

                     Friday’s results

                    Boys semifinals

Lone Oak    17    9    18    11    —55

Fannindel     2     0      3    11    —16

  LO: Sawyer Zachary 20, Clint Mahand 13, Ethan Fite 9.

  F: Andrew Miller 4.

                   Girls semifinals

Lone Oak    9      9    16     8    —42

Celeste     14    18    13    10    —55

  LO: Alyssa Busby 14, Hanah Nichol 9, Alexa Wallen 5, Rebecca Cooke 4, Sara Richardson 4, Chelsea Rigsby 2, Courtney McCoy 2, Ashleigh Dodwell 2.

  C: Haley Trentham 16, Tiffany Crossland 19, Morgan Lewis 16, Rachel Myers 2, Madalyne Pearce 1, Erica Jordan 1.

                          Boys semifinals

Honey Grove    15    19    16    14    —64

Caddo Mills      13     18     6    13    —50

  HG: Jeremy Patt 4, Zach Cunningham 17, Charles Sanders 6, Cole Cunningham 11, Aaron Foster 3, Jacob Price 2, Demontrae Finney 2, Hussian Jabai 17, Hunter Templeton 2.

  CM: Jordan Dixon 9, Damian Newby 7, Michael Craig 9, Jacob Tillett 3, Cory Johnson 3, Daxx Hill 13, Tyler Spradlin 6.

                      Girls semifinals

Bells               10      9      8      8    —35

Caddo Mills    17    13    13    10    —53

  B: Bree Joyce 2, Katie Shults 10, Macy Sanders 4, Natalle Gann 1, Emily Fagan 10, Katie Moore 6, Carlee Shelby 2.

  CM: Oliva McKarns 15, Emily Saldivar 3, Jaylynn Gracy 9, Savannah Moore 1, Tabatha Moore 6, Hannah Hopkins 14, Jacie Thomason 3, Mary Moran 2.

                         Girls consolation

Honey Grove    8    12    13    11    —44

Savoy               6      6      6      6    —24

  HG: Jamie Wilson 2, Ryley Parker 2, Elizabeth Johnson 21, Lyndsey Lewis 6, Natalie Ferguson 7, Allyiah Daniels 6.

  S: Katie Gibson 2, Jerica Isom 2, Emily Cornell 9, Lindsey Stone 11.

                   Girls consolation

Boles            5     11    6    19    —41

Fannindel    16    10    8      3    —37

  B: Brittaney Cruse 2, Mariah Helmberger 8, Yensi Dozier 2, Rhea Ballard 4, Rachel Helmberger 24, Emili Hines 1.

  F: Shakira Cuba 7, Tynaelen Braxton 4, Michaela Boese 6, Sabreshia King 8, Chatorian Lock 10, Stevie Earles 2.

                    Boys consolation

Savoy          12    10    9      9    —42

Wolfe City    11    10    8    13    —44

  S: Brayden Phillips 3, Tanner Garrison 2, Kaden Kumler 6, Taylor Bigbee 7, Bradley Cragg 9, Hunter Franklin 8, Justin Berube 2.

  WC: Cody Harbin 5, Hunter Bostick 10, Malik Gaffney 8, Colton Quirl 13, Justin Wilkinson 8, Andrew Brown 2.

                Boys consolation

Boles     14    12    13    12    —51

Celeste    5      9      8     8    —31

  B: Hunter Jordan 13, Ross Bostick 13, Caleb Samples 9.

  C: Austin Shatto 14, Justin Heuber 9.

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