The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

November 19, 2012

H.S. Basketball Roundup: Slocum girls capture home tourney title

Staff Reports
CNHI

— Behind a balanced offensive attack, the 13th-ranked Slocum girls’ basketball team bested a field of Class 2A teams to capture its home tournament title.

The Lady Mustangs topped Class 2A No. 24 Elysian Fields, 62-45, in the tournament championship game to claim the title Saturday.

Kelsee Webb led the way in that game with 18 points, all of it coming on three-point shots.

Landry Lane had 14 for the Lady Mustangs, while Valarie Larkin had 11 and Brice Sizemore nine in the victory.

Slocum topped Trinity in the semifinal Friday, 52-21. In that win, Larkin had 19 points, while Lane had 12 and Webb added nine.

Larkin had a tournament-high 23 points in the second round as Slocum topped Woden, 57-31. Larkin hit five three-point field goals in the game.

Sizemore and Jordan Ives each added 10 in the win over Woden, while Webb added eight.

The Lady Mustangs opened the tournament with a 61-35 win over Elkhart, behind 21 points from Larkin and 13 each from both Sizemore and Ives.

The Lady Mustangs (7-0) take on Central Heights today in Central Heights.

On the boys side of the bracket, Class 1A, Division II No. 2 Douglass took home the tournament title, finishing 3-0 over the weekend.

Slocum went 1-2 over the weekend, falling to All Saints Thursday and Douglass Friday, before topping Zavalla, 59-29, Saturday. Zavalla had stepped in to fill Elkhart’s spot Saturday after the Elkhart teams pulled out of the tournament.

The Elks had gone 1-1 on Thursday and Friday to open the tournament, topping East Texas Christian Academy, 64-41, to open the event.

Jeffrey Wilson scored 16 points to lead Elkhart in that win, while Cole Bridges added 11. Both Luke Hollingsworth and Jacob Cheatham had 10 in the victory.

Friday, Elkhart fell to All Saints, 63-57. Bridges had 18 in the loss, all coming on three-point shots.

Wilson had 13 and both Hollingsworth and Cheatham had eight for the Elks (1-1).

The Mustangs will travel to Central Heights to take on the Blue Devils today, while Elkhart has canceled all of its games until after the Thanksgiving break.



H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL

Canton 56, WESTWOOD 53


The Westwood boys basketball team opened up the 2012-2013 season with a 56-53 loss to Canton Friday.

L.J. Hutchison led the way with 24 points for the Panthers, who are working to replace last year’s leading scorer Courtney Anderson.

J.J. Turner had nine points for Westwood, while Dra Ross had eight and Chris Thompson six in the loss.

Westwood (0-1) hosts New Summerfield today. Only the varsity will play, beginning at 6 p.m.