Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


February 1, 2013

GC Hoops Weekend Roundup: Mildred boys keep pace, top Rice 83-46

Lady Eagles stay alive; Wortham, Kerens boys and girls sweep

Corsicana — If the Mildred Eagles are going to make the playoffs, they’ll probably to shoot their way there.

They showed their shooting touch in Friday night’s 83-46 victory at Rice.

Johnathan Harrison led four players in double figures with a game-high 22 points as the Eagles jumped on Rice from the opening tip and never let up. Mildred made nine 3-pointers, including one by Harrison.

“This is the team I expected to have,” Mildred coach Daniel Johnston said. “We’re supposed to be a shooting team and we hit our stride tonight.”

Mildred (9-5, 6-4) remained in third place in 23-2A and stayed very much alive in the playoff race. The Eagles have a huge game coming up at home Tuesday night against Blooming Grove (17-8, 5-4). The Lions, who had an open date Friday night, knocked off Mildred in the first meeting in Blooming Grove 55-50 in overtime.

Harrison scored 13 points in the second quarter as Mildred built a 40-18 halftime lead.

Nic Shimonek, who was in foul trouble in the first half, finished with 16, making two 3s. Mikey Muncy had 15 points and a 3-pointer made. Jase Butler made four 3s and had 13 points. Connor Hill also made a trey.

Daniel Arteaga scored 12 points for Rice whille Raven Huffman added 11 points.

Kerens 72, Hubbard 58: Tobyus Thomas 22 points and Nate Betts added 21 as Kerens pulled away in the third quarter for a 72-58 win over Hubbard.

Brandon Ward added 10 points for Kerens (17-6, 6-1). Ashton Hawthorne led Hubbard (13-10, 3-4) with 20 points while D’Warren Simmons added 13 points.

Wortham 60, Dawson 47: Tyvon Freeman scored 21 points and Kyle Chasteen had 16 points as Wortham defeated Dawson 60-47 on Friday night.

Wortham (12-17, 3-4) moved into a third-place tie in 18-1A DI with Hubbard. Dawson (8-18, 2-5) was led by Caleb Grant, who scored 21 points.


Mildred 60, Rice 11:
Olivia Farmer scored 13 points and Shelby Adamson and Brianna Weaver each had nine points as Mildred routed Rice 60-11 in a DIstrict 23-2A game.

Kerens 85, Hubbard 51: Breanna Wells scored 26 points and Taylor Ames had 21 points as Kerens (24-4, 9-0) remained unbeaten in District 18-1A DI with a 85-51 victory over Hubbard.

Nakaila Banks had 17 points and Jasmine Parks added 15 points for the Lady Jaguars (19-9, 4-5).

Wortham 56, Dawson 18: Wortham moved into third place all alone in District 18-1A DI with a 56-18 victory over Dawson on Friday night.

Wortham can clinch a playoff spot with a win Tuesday night against second-place Cayuga.

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