Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

November 15, 2012

High School Basketball: Corsicana opens Janie Biltz Classic

Lady Tigers can’t catch Terrell; beat Dallas Christian

By Todd Wills
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — The youth of the Lady Tigers showed up again Thursday morning in a 51-47 loss to Terrelll in their opening game of the Janie Biltz Classic at Tiger Gym.

Turnovers, poor shooting and an inability to get back on defense and stop transition layups cost the Lady Tigers in a game they mostly trailed throughout the second half.

Corsicana (1-2) led 27-25 at halftime. But Terrell surged out to a 37-33 before Destini Lunsford and Calae Wilson combined on three straight hoops to give Corsicana a 39-37 lead with 6:48 left in the game.

Terrell immediately went on a 9-2 run to take back control of the game. The Lady Tigers closed the gap to 46-42 on a free throw by Briana Biltz with 2:26 left, but Terrell went on another mini 5-0 run to clinch the victory.

Corsicana won 50-45 over Dallas Chrsitian in the Lady Tigers’ second tournament game of the day. Erica Melendez had 18 points and Calae Wilson added 14 points.

Terrell 51, Corsicana 47

Terrell       9   16   12   14 — 51

Corsicana  16  11  6  14 — 47

Terrell — Randolph 2, Henderson 4, Brown 6, White 17, Mattox 6, Hubbard 15.

Corsicana — Joy Brown 6, Shamara Taylor 2, Destini Lunsford 6, Kitty Betts 4, Kennedy Betts 4, Calae Wilson 8, Erica Melendez 9, Myra Hammons 2, Briana Biltz 4.

Records — Corsicana 1-2.

Janie Biltz Tournament

Palestine 66, Seagoville 21

Terrell 51, Corsicana 47