Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


December 14, 2013

GC Basketball: Frost and Hubbard Tournaments

Corsicana —     He scored just two points in the game -- but what a two.

Rice’s Dylynn Anderson nailed a put-back with 3.1 seconds to go to lift the Rice Bulldogs to a 74-73 win over Blooming Grove Friday in the semifinals of the Frost Invitational Tournament

    Rice stayed undefeated at 8-0 with the win over rival Blooming Grove, which entered the unbeaten at 8-0 and looked like it was headed to Saturday’s finals until Anderson made the lpay of the game.

    The Bulldogs have staged two dramatic comebacks in two days, coming back in the final minutes to erase a 50-46 deficit to beat Valley Mills 55-51 in the opening round game on Thursday.

    Rice Coach Phillip Eddins said his team has played with heart and hustle all year and that seven of the eight games have been close. But none was closer than Friday’s win as the Bulldogs, who don’t have a starter over 6-feet tall, snatched the ball and the game from Blooming Grove.

    Rice plays in the title game at 5:05 p.m. Saturday.

    The Bulldogs were led by freshman Sim Nezar, who dropped in 27 points, ad Daniel Arteaga, the team’s only senior, who scored 22. Austin Peppers followed with 10 points and Colin Haston (7), Raven Huffman (5), Adam Payne (1) and Anderson (2) all got on the board.

    The girls title game will be played at 3:40 p.m. Saturday when Wortham, which beat Dawson 54-24 on Friday to advance, meets unbeaten and state-ranked Frost, which beat Leon 47-43 to reach the title game.

The Lady Bears, who improved to 9-0, were led by Karlie Scott, who scored 14 points, Diana Rios, who scored 11 points, Jae Moore (9),Madison Revill (5), Heather Montgomery (4) and Kaycee Bowling (4).

    The Wortham Boys, who lost a tough game to Blooming Grove in the opener, bounced back and beat valley Mills 67-59 and will play in the consolation final at 11:25 a.m. Saturday.

    Hubbard Tournament

    The Hubbard Lady Jags stayed unbeaten and advanced to the title game in the Hubbard Invitational Tournament on Friday with a 51-26 romp over Italy. The Lady Jags, who are now 9-0, built a 38-12 halftime lead and coasted to victory.

    Tysheunna Hawthorne led the way with 20 points and NaKaila Banks scored 13. Tia Parks (4), Shayla Parks (4), Jasmine Parks (3), Baylour Lewis(3), Taylor Simmons (2) and Kate Saucke (2) all scored for Hubbard.

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