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December 7, 2012

Celeste Lady Devils go to 13-1


CELESTE —   Celeste’s Lady Devils were among the first-round winners on Thursday at the Celeste Invitational basketball tournament.

  The Lady Devils improved to 13-1 for the season with a 64-11 win over Fannindel. Celeste jumped out to an 18-0 lead and never looked back as the Lady Devils collected 15 points from Morgan Lewis, 10 from Tiffany Crossland, nine from Erica Jordan and eight each from Rachel Myers and Jessica Turnbaugh.

  Celeste, which is gunning for its third straight tournament title, faces Lone Oak at 6 this evening in the girls semifinals.

  Lone Oak won its first-round game over Boles, 56-14. Courtney McCoy led Lone Oak with 12 points, while Hanah Nichol finished with 11 points and six rebounds and Alexa Wallen added 10 points.

  The other girls semifinal at 3 p.m. pits Bells against Caddo Mills. Bells won its first-round game 53-16 over Savoy while Caddo Mills outlasted Honey Grove 50-47 in another girls first-round contest. Hannah Hopkins fired in 24 points to lead Caddo Mills and Jaylynn Gracy added 12.

  No. 25 state-ranked Honey Grove will face Caddo Mills at 4:30 p.m. in the boys semifinals after the Warriors whipped Savoy 59-17 and Caddo Mills took care of Wolfe City, 68-53. Damian Newby fired in 20 points to lead Caddo Mills and Jordan Dixon added 10.

  The 7:30 p.m. semifinal pits Lone Oak against Fannindel. Lone Oak outdefensed defending champion Boles 33-24.

  Fannindel took its first-round game over host Celeste, 38-25. Stephen Lock led the Falcons with 10 points.

                    Celeste Tournament

                    Thursday’s results

                    Boys game

Fannindel    6    14    8    10    —38

Celeste        2      8    7      8    —25

  F: Quincy Cuba 8, Damonte Scott 2, T.J. Erwin 5, Andrew Miller 5, Stephen Lock 10, E.J. Jones 2, Chris Day 2, Cody LeMay 2.

  C: Dalton Edge 2, Austin Shatto 5, Justin Heuber 12, Colton Smith 2, Austin Gilliam 2, Jordan Wright.

                    Girls game

Fannindel    0     9      2      0    —11

Celeste     18    18    13    15    —64

  F: Michael Boese 9, Sabreshia King 2.

  C: Devon Jackson 6, Haley Willmon 2, Tiffany Crossland 10, Rachel Myers 8, Tirrani Dozier 6, Morgan Lewis 15, Erica Jordan 9, Jessica Turnbaugh 8.

                    Boys game

Lone Oak    13      6    6    8    —33

Boles             0    11    7    6    —24

  LO: Cody Hardin 3, Trent Sikes 6, Sawyer Zachary 4, Kyle Stogner 7, Ethan Fite 5, Coleton Lasseter 4, Keegan Wilson 4.

  B: Hunter Jordan 11, Caleb Samples 8, Bailey Isom 2, Cameron Walker 3.

                   Girls game

Lone Oak    14    15    14    13    —56

Boles            2      5      1      6    —14

  LO: Rebecca Cooke 4, Chelsea Rigsby 2, Kinsey Patton 2, Alyssa Busby 9, Sara Richardson 2, Alexa Wallen 10, Courtney McCoy 12, Ashleigh Dodwell 4, Hanah Nichol 11.

  B: Mariah Helmberger 2, Dozier 4, Rachel Helmberger 7, Trixie Brockway 1.

                       Boys game

Caddo Mills    16     25    16    11    —68

Wolfe City       20    15      6    12    —53

  CM: Jordan Dixon 10, Damian Newby 20, Michael Craig 4, Johnathan Gillispie 9, Jacob Tillett 6, Cory Johnson 2, Garrett Cox 3, Daxx Hill 8, Tyler Spradlin 6.

  WC: Cody Harbin 8, Hunter Bostick 8, Malik Gaffney 3, Tim Lloyd 2, Colton Quirl 20, Justin Wilkinson 7, Andre Brown 5.

                          Girls game

Caddo Mills      14    12     7    17    —50

Honey Grove    11     9    11    16    —47

  CM: Emily Saldivar 2, Jaylynn Gracy 12, Savannah Moore 2, Lauren Hopkins 8, Tabatha Moore 2, Hannah Hopkins 24.

  HG: Jamie Wilson 2, Elizabeth Johnson 17, Ashley Reyna 5, Lyndsey Lewis 6, Allyiah Daniels 17.

            Girls game

Bells    18    15    14    6    —53

Savoy    5      0      4    7    —16

  B: Bree Joyce 2, Caylee DuVall 6, Katie Shults 8, Macy Sanders 5, Natalie Gann 4, Emily Fagan 12, Katie Moore 4, Carlee Shelby 12.

  S: Katie Gibson 3, Jerica Isom 2, Hanna White 1, Emily Cornell 8, Rhianne Sweet 2.

                         Boys game

Honey Grove    20    18    11    10    —59

Savoy                 0      6      2      9    —17

  HG: Jeremy Patt 12, Zach Cunningham 8, Charles Sanders 16, Caleb Williams 2, Cole Cunningham 4, John Velis 2, Demontrae Finney 5, Hussian Jabai 6, Hunter Templeton 2.

  S: Tanner Garrison 1, Taylor Bigbee 1, Bradley Cragg 2, Hunter Franklin 10, Justin Berube 3.

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