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December 11, 2012

H.S. Basketball: Defense leads to offense as Palestine girls top Canton


CAYUGA 73, Leon 41

Madison Spears nearly outscored Leon all by herself, leading the Cayuga girls’ basketball team to an easy, 73-41 win over the Lady Cougars Tuesday.

Spears finished with 30 points in the victory, while Madyson Gunnels had 18 for Cayuga (6-2).

Danielle Anderson had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Kylee Cross filled up her own stat-sheet, finishing with eight points, nine assists and five steals in the victory.

Cayuga travels to Central Heights beginning Thursday to open play in the Blue Devils’ tournament, where the Ladycats open with Wells at 4:30 p.m.

SLOCUM 56, LaPoynor 41 (Monday)

The second-ranked Slocum girls’ basketball team scored 26 fourth-quarter points while holding LaPoynor to only three, turning what had been intriguing matchup of top-10 teams into a Monday-night blowout.

Heading into the final quarter down eight, Slocum exploded behind the hot hand and ran away with a 56-41 win over the eighth-ranked Lady Flyers.

Larkin finished with a game-high 32 points, including seven made three-pointers.  Landry Lane had 12 points, all on three-point shots, while Jordan Ives added eight and Brice Sizemore four.

The unbeaten Lady Mustangs (14-0) are off until Tuesday, when they host Tyler All Saints, with games beginning with subvarsity action at 4 p.m.



Despite trailing by six at halftime, the Palestine boys’ basketball team came out firing on all cylinders in the second half Tuesday, outscoring Elkhart 45-27 in the final two quarters for a 74-62 win in Elkhart.

Tony Butler led a balanced Palestine offense with 15 points, while both Gee Clark and Shumauri Scott added 13 in the victory.

Ben Luckett had seven points for Palestine in the win, while Marquis Clark added six.

For Elkhart, Jacob Cheatham had a game-high 25 points, while Cole Bridges hit four three-pointers for his 12-point night.

Both Brian Johnson and Chance Chapman finished with eight points and Luke Hollingsworth added seven in the loss.

Palestine travels to Neches Friday to take on the Tigers, with games beginning at 5 p.m.

Elkhart (3-6) heads to Tyler Friday to take on All Saints. Subvarsity play begins at 6 p.m.

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