Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


January 10, 2014

GC Basketball: Weekend Roundup: Wortham boys beat Kerens 52-50; Kerens girls coach Denise Lincoln wins her 200th game

Corsicana — Wortham’s boys had just shocked Kerens 52-50 Friday night in the Wortham gym, where the Bulldogs and their fans celebrated the rare victory when the question of the night surfaced everywhere around the gym.

When was the last time Wortham beat Kerens?

Wortham Coach Brian Coffman asked everybody and no one was really sure what the answer was.

“I talked to our statistician and he said he didn’t think Wortham had ever beaten Kerens in anything, but he is going to check this weekend and try to find out.’’

Coffman was more than proud of his kids, who beat the longtime defending district champs in the District 18-1A DI opener.

“It was a big game for us to be able to beat them,’’ he said. For us not to to play their game and get into a track meet with them. It’s a monument to beat Kerens.’’

It wasn’t easy, especially after Rudy Miller, who came out on fire and scored Wortham’s first five points with a 3 and a drive, left the game after his 3 with an injured ankle and sat out the rest of the night.

But the night belonged to Wortham (13-7 and 1-0). The Bulldogs battled early but trailed by three points at halftime.

Then Ladarius Freeman, who scored seven of his team-high 18 points in the third, ignited a second half surge, and Wortham took a 44-33 lead into the fourth quarter and hung on to beat the Bobcats.

Brent Warren hit a 3 for Kerens in the final minute to close to 51-50, but Daniel Trantham, who finished with five points, hit a big free throw with nine seconds left to lift Wortham to the 52-50 cushion.

“We held them off the whole game,’’ Coffman said. “I am really proud of our kids.’’

Kyle Chasteen dropped in 12 points. Witty Busby, Miller and Trantham all scored five points and Devin Sessions (2) also scored for the Bulldogs.

Nate Betts (23) and Warren 12) led Kerens.

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