Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


December 28, 2013

GC Basketball: Kiwanis Classic Tournament: Day 3 roundup


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Dawson 41, Milford 30: After a slow start, Dawson took a halftime lead and poured it on in the fourth quarter to win the seventh-place game. Stephanie Lindsey had 19 points, all in the final three periods, to lead the Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 5-10. Courtney Warren had seven for the Lady Bulldogs, and Kaylee Martinez added six.

Dawson trailed 7-5 after the first, but held Rice (2-13) to two second period points to take an 11-9 lead at the half. Dawson led 22-19 after three.

Ashton Metcalfe had eight of her team-high 10 points in the third, and Samantha Harris added nine for Rice.



Third-place game

Mildred 66, Rice 57
: Mildred missed its first nine shots of the game, but made them when they counted, fighting through 14 lead changes to beat Rice, which led early and swapped leads late.

    The Eagles got a huge effort from Mikey Muncey, who made 13-of-16 free throws and finished with 19 points, and Jase Butler, who dropped in 17, including seven in the frenetic fourth quarter when Mildred finally took over the see-saw game.

    Sim Nezar made five 3s and finished with 21 points to lead Rice and Daniel Arteaga followed with 13 points.

    Nezar hit a 3 and then a putback on his own rebound to close the gap to 49-48 with about five minutes left, but Mildred went on an 11-0 run that was capped off by a 3 from Butler to leap to a 60-48 lead and the Eagles never looked back.

    Nezar made it interesting with his fifth 3 of the night, which cut the lead to64-57 with 13 seconds left but it wasn’t enough to stop Mildred frm taking home the third place trophy.


Consolation final

Hubbard 42, Frost 30:  Hubbard has been having problems shooting free throws all season and lost to Rice in a close game in the opening round of the Kiwanis Tournament when the Jags went 1-for-11 from the free throw line.

    They found a team with the same problem in the consolation final Saturday. Frost (6-6) went 2-for-12 from the stripe and turned the ball over an uncharacteristic 20 times. That combo spelled defeat for the Polar Bears, who were led by Kobe Hailey’s seven-point effort.

    D’Warren Simmons poured in 16 points for the Jags (8-5) but the game ball probably should have gone to Jordan Johnson who had a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing a dozen rebounds.



Dawson 39, Milford 28: Dawson started strong, then held off Milford down the stretch in the seventh place game. Lane Dotson had 16 points to pace Dawson, which improved to 4-11. Two of the wins have come against Milford, which is 0-5 after playing in the 6-man state finals in football Dec. 14.

Dawson led 33-19 heading into the final period.

Seth Lachney added nine points for Dawson, and Ryan Gray added seven. Jacardus Gates led Milford with 15.

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