By Steve Shwarts
Princeton’s Lady Panthers doubled up Greenville’s Lady Lions 45-20 in non-district basketball at the Lions Den on Tuesday.
Princeton raises its record to 8-4 for the season, while Greenville falls to 1-11.
Raylee Cave fired in a team-high 14 points for Princeton, while Makenna Walker and Kaitlyn McKenna each tallied 12.
Azaria Maps recorded six points to lead Greenville, while Brooke Hutchings, Chennia Sanders and Evelyn Garcia tallied three apiece.
“Offensively we were bad tonight,” said Greenville coach Erica Delley. “We have to hit our open shots. We only had eight points in two quarters. Rains will be tough on Friday. We have to come out and play.”
Princeton outscored Greenville in three of the four quarters on Tuesday.
The Lady Lions will travel to Emory on Friday to take on the Lady Wildcats at 6:30 p.m. varsity game only.
Princeton 15 12 13 5 —45
Greenville 5 3 6 6 —20
P: Kaitlyn McKenna 12, Brooke Veal 2, Bria Dillard 1, Raylee Cave 14, Mahgen Ayling 4, Kendra Gillespie 2, Makenna Walker 12.
G: Azaria Mapps 6, Brooke Hutchings 3, Cerria Baysinger 2, Chennia Sanders 3, Evelyn Garcia 3, Jordan Hunnicutt 1, Logan Venters 2.
Records: P 8-4, G 1-11.
Next game: Greenville at Emory Rains, 6:30 p.m. Friday (varsity only)
Junior varsity girls
Princeton 12 8 11 7 —38
Greenville 6 5 4 1 —16
P: Ariana Stevens 12, Kaylee Dixton 8.
G: Kacie Venters 5, Brea McFrazier 4.
Princeton 4 4 2 4 —14
Greenville 6 0 14 3 —23
P: Haley Rodriguez 6, Hannah Hooper 6.
G: Halli Mason 10, Myriah Barrett 6, Dynasty Nelson 6.
Commerce (girls) 34,
By Ryan Scott
COMMERCE — What was shaping up to be a cake walk for the Commerce Lady Tiger basketball team turned into a nail-biter by the end, but the Lady Tigers held firm and took a 34-29 victory over the Bonham Lady Warriors on Tuesday night.
Commerce led by as many as 16 points heading into the fourth quarter.
Mia Rudin had a slow start for the Lady Tigers, but became a force under the rim in the second half. She finished with a double-double, with 10 points and 13 rebounds, both team-highs.
Breann Mulcahy had a solid night with nine points and eight boards.
Mya Wilson struggled from the floor, only scoring one point and missing on all 10 of her shots, but she had five assists and two rebounds.
Camdyn Shaw finished with six points and two rebounds, and Allie Wittkopf scored four and grabbed five boards.
Cadye Shaw and Arleen Depich each had two points.
Commerce coach Tony Henry said that Tuesday’s effort shows that his team finds a way to win.
“They are resilient, they hung tough when it wasn’t going their way and got the win,” Henry said. “It’s just always important to not get content and always push hard.”
Henry added that his team needed this win at home after a rough tournament in Chapel Hill where the team went 1-4 over the weekend.
The victory over Bonham puts Commerce at a record of 9-7 so far this season. The Lady Tigers remain at home to face Quitman on Friday in the final game before district play begins. First tip is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Caddo Mills (girls) 57,
COMO — The Caddo Mills Lady Foxes won 57-30 over Como-Pickton on Tuesday in non-district action.
Freshman McKaelen Reynolds fired in 21 points and Josie Jenkins banked in 17 to lead the Lady Foxes, who are now 9-5 for the season.
Caddo Mills 8 17 6 26 —57
Como-Pickton 5 10 3 12 —30
CM: McKaelen Reynolds 21, Josie Jenkins 17, Kalea Dalton 5, Ebony Neal 4, Kori Kirkham 4.
CP: Jazmine Tapley 11.
Record: CM 9-5.
Next game: Scurry-Rosser at Caddo Mills, 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Greenville PTAA 33
CUMBY — Cumby outscored Greenville Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy 30-18 in the second half to claim a 47-33 victory on Tuesday.
Colby Lindsey led Cumby with 16 points and Cameron Scott added 15.
Yahya Atiku topped PTAA with nine points.
Greenville PTAA 7 8 12 6 —33
Cumby 9 8 13 17 —47
PTAA: Yahya Atiku 9, Derek Rice 8, Colin Higgins 7, Leo Alvarez 6, Robert Barksdale 3.
C: Colten Lindsey 2, Colby Lindsey 16, Elijah Matthews 9, Cameron Scott 15, Krodle 9, Trenton Wood 3, Aiden Wenrick 2.
Record: PTAA 1-4.
Next game: Greenville PTAA at Boles, 6 p.m. Friday.
Caddo Mills 63,
CADDO MILLS — Caddo Mills upped its season record to 5-2 with a 63-34 non-district victory over Canton on Tuesday night.
Jason Thomason led the victors with 22 points, while Tyler Townley tossed in 12 and Jake Tumey added 11.
Caddo Mills 63, Canton 34
CM: Jason Thomason 22, Tyler Townley 12, Jake Tumey 11, Savion Neal 6, Gavyn Beane 6, Landon Hamilton 2, Reese Payne 2, Noah Hammonds 2.
Record: CM 5-2.
Junior varsity boys
Canton 43, Canton 37
CM: Jaden Lenamond 11, Jett Saldivar 10.
Caddo Mills 46, Canton 33
CM: Colby Porter 15, Caden Lemmon 10, Allen Pruitt 10.
Sulphur Bluff (girls) 55,
CUMBY — Sulphur Bluff ran its season record to 7-1 with a 55-41 win over the Cumby Lady Trojans on Tuesday.
Dalena DiDonato fired in 14 points to lead the victors and Ann Dorner added 11.
Neely Hammond topped Cumby and all scorers with 17 points.
Cumby will return to action this weekend in the Sulphur Bluff tournament.
Sulphur Bluff 55, Cumby 41
SB: Dalena DiDonato 14, Ann Dorner 11, Skylar Stanley 8, Jada Wade 8, Alley Collett 6, Bailey Neal 4, Tori Raine 2.
C: Neely Hammond 17, Rylee Krotky 6, Savannah Kurn 4, Bre Morgan 4, Carly Talley 4, Kaylee Bloyed 2, Jacelyn Thornton 2, Heather McCraw 2.