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January 29, 2014

GC Basketball: Roundup -- Lady Tigers win 20th, Cana boys, Mildred boys fall

Corsicana — Corsicana’s Lady Tigers won a big game on the road Tuesday, beating Whitehouse, 44-30, to stay in the hunt for first place in the District 16-4A race. It was the 20th victory of the season for Corsicana (20-8), which hadn’t had a 20-win season in two decades.

The Lady Tigers are now 8-2 with two games left in the district race, including a finale at home next Tuesday against first-place Tyler.

Corsicana, which took the lead early and was up by as much as 18 points, was led by Destini Lunsford, who scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds, and Alexis Baston, who scored 11 points and had four assists and two teals. Erica Melendez had 10 rebounds and four points and Kennady Betts had seven rebounds and seven points. Briana Biltz came off the bench and had four rebounds and Galinda Davis came off the bench and scored six points and had three rebounds in 13 minutes of play. Sha Sha Taylor was dominating on defense and is still averaging five steals a game.

 

 Boys

Whitehouse 66, Corsicana 45


Jonah McKissack and Jamaal Evans led Corsicana with 16 points each and Mike Lewis and Danair Martin scored five points each. The Tigers are now 2-4 in the District 16-4A race.

 

Buffalo 70,

 Mildred 43


Buffalo upset the Eagles, who have just two losses in the District 23-2A race and can still win the title with wins over Rice, Blooming Grove and Marlin.

But Tuesday’s loss does shake up the 23-2A race, which is wide open with three games left.

Blooming Grove (7-2), which was tied for third with Buffalo last week, now has a chance to win the title Mildred is 7-2 in the district and plays Rice, which is arguably the most dangerous team in the district because the Bulldogs play everyone close, at home Friday and then goes on the road to Blooming Grove and Marlin, which beat Mildred earlier, to end the season.

Draylon Sterling led Mildred with 21 points Tuesday and Jase Butler dropped in 12.

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