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December 6, 2012

Prep hoops roundup: Rusk girls stuff Van, 58-48

WHITE OAK —

   Girls

Rusk 58, Van 48 — The Rusk Lady Eagles (4-4) got a strong all-around effort to sock visiting Van with a 58-48 loss at Eagle Coliseum Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles will be playing in the Winona Tournament this weekend.

Bullard 53, Gilmer 41 — Maddison Slayton exploded for 20 points and Bridgette Taylor tossed in 13 as Bullard won its District 16-3A opener by nipping host Gilmer, 53-51 on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers led 44-35 heading into the final stanza and had to survive a feverish Lady Buckeye comeback try that saw Gilmer outscore Bullard 16-9 in the final period. Jasmine Jones of Gilmer led all players in scoring with 23 points. The Lady Panthers (8-6, 1-0 District 16-4A) will be playing in the Great East Texas Shootout (today through Saturday) in Brownsboro next.

No. 7 LaPoyner 52, No. 16 New Summerfield 51 —  In a game that was played in a playoff-like atmosphere, No. 7 LaPoyner rallied in the fourth quarter to edge No. 16 New Summerfield, 52-51, at Flyer Gymnasium Tuesday. The Lady Hornets (8-5) carried a 43-38 lead into the last segment, only to allow the Lady Flyers (9-3) to score 14 points to the Lady Hornets' eight and come away with the win. Ramie Weaver led the Lady Hornets with 21 points, which included three shots from beyond the arc. Weaver went 5-10 from the field in the game. Maritzza Melendez tossed in 12 for New Summerfield and Cristal Zuniga added 10. Top rebounders for the Lady Hornets were Cindy Medellin and Simone Derrett, who hauled in nine and seven boards, respectively.

   Boys

No. 5 Grapeland 59, Bullard 50 — Bullard gave a good account against the No.5-ranked team in Class 1A, Division I, but the home standing Sandies of Grapeland were nevertheless able to hold on for a 59-50 win on Tuesday. Bullard, who will be playing int he Great East Texas Shootout in Brownsboro beginning today, fell to 3-6 with the defeat. Grapeland is now 5-1 on the year.

No. 8 LaPoyner 60, New Summerfield 49 — In LaRue, the LaPoyner Flyers upped their slate to 10-1 by posting a 60-49 win over New Summerfield. The Hornets closed ground in the second half after trailing by 25 at intermission. The Flyers are ranked No. 8 in this week TABC/Texas Prep Basketball Magazine Class 1-A, Division I poll. New Summerfield (1-8) is currently mired in an eight-game losing streak. The Hornets will take on the Whitehouse JV at 6:40 p.m. tonight in the first round of the Frankston Indian-Azalea Orthopedic Invitational Tournament, which runs through Saturday.

Frankston tourney opens today — Frankston Indian-Azalea Orthopedic Invitational opens up at 4 p.m. today when Rusk is scheduled to take on Oakwood. At 5:20 p.m. the Frankston JV squad will battle Malakoff. At 6:40 p.m., New Summerfield and Whitehouse JV are schedule to tangle, with head coach Robert Loper’s varsity Indians set to face Elysian Fields at 8 p.m.



 

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