Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 15, 2014

GC Basketball: Late Tuesday Roundup -- Corsicana's Lady Tigers improve to 4-0 in 16-4A; Cana boys fall, Wortham boys win and BG loses to Marlin

KERENS — Corsicana’s Lady Tigers stayed perfect in the District 16-4A race with a big road win Tuesday in in Jacksonville, where they beat the Lady Indians 36-29..

Corsicana continued its best start in in two decades and are now 4-0 in the district race and 18-6 overall.

“We have proven that we are a defensive minded team,’’ Corsicana Coach Art Prevost, said. “We held them 29 points, that might be the lowest points in our district this season.  I think it comes back to us being tough minded.’’

All 10 Corsicana players scored.  Kennady Betts led the way with 10 points and Alexis Baston, Erica Melendez and Destini Lunsford scored seven points each. Ariel Bartee was very solid off the bench with five points and two assists.  

“ I was super proud of Sha Sha Taylor,’’  Prevost said of his point guard. “She stepped up to the challenge.’’

The Lady Tigers are playing without their point guard Calae Wilson, who signed with Nicholls State before the season started. She has been out for most of the season with a knee injury that has kept her on crutches.

Prevost’s goal at the beginning of the season was to win 20 games and reach the playoffs. The Lady Tigers have already won 18 with five games left, and have beaten everyone in the district except Tyler. They travel to Tyler to play the Lady Lions on Friday in what could be a huge game for Corsicana.

Prevost was happy about the way his kids handled a taller jacksonville team on Tuesday.

“ Although Jacksonville was winless in district they are much bigger than us, which is an understatement,’’ Prevost said. “Our defensive pressure has been our identity during this 4-0 run.’’


Jacksonville 54, Corsicana 48

The Tigers lost a tough game to Jacksonville, which was the pre-season pick to finish second in the district.

After knocking off district favorite Whitehouse in their district opener on Friday, the Tigers fell behind early on the road and made a late comeback to close to six points.

Jamaal Evans and Jonah McKissack led Corsicana with 11 points each and Ralph Watts, who had a career-high 28 points against Whitehouse, followed with eight points. Danair Martin (7), Mike Lewis (6) and Chris Beachum (5) scored for Corsicana, which is now 13-8 and 1-1 in the district race.

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    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

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    April 17, 2014 1 Photo