Tenaha Special Events Center, Saturday, December 29, 2018 –
The Shelbyville Lady Dragon’s Girls, and Joaquin Ram’s Boys, varsity basketball teams competed in the 2018 Tenaha Holiday Hoops Consolation Bracket Championships on Saturday morning.
Shelbyville faced the Lipan Lady Indians but fell by a 58-38 final score. The game started out close and a Madison Moudy 2 pointer at the buzzer which ended the first quarter gave Lipan a narrow 7-6 advantage. Two scores each from Lady Dragons Brooke Elliot and Tykevia Blount helped Shelbyville take a 13-11 lead, by the midway point of the second period. Five points near the end of the period by sophomore forward Maggie Peacock gave Lipan the advantage they needed to take a narrow 21-16 lead into the locker room at the midway break.
Lipan went on a 12-0 scoring run which Lady Dragon Tykevia Blount ended with a bucket which cut the LHS lead to32-18 with less than four minutes left in the third stanza. The Lady Indians eventually took a 44-26 advantage into the fourth period.
The Lady Dragons fought back to cut the Lady Indian lead down to as little as 12 points at one point in the final quarter but Lipan eventually extended their lead to the 58-38 final score.
Lipan’s leading score was Madison Moudy who posted a game-high 19 points. Her teammate Taylor Clark chipped in 15.
Shelbyville was led by Brooke Elliott with 10 points, Kiana Bennett 7, Tykevia Blount 6, Jasmine Osby 4, Taniya Barnes 3, Faith Ridgeway 2, Kenzie Murry 2, Alicia Gaitlin 1.
The Joaquin Rams boys varsity consolation game with the Kemp Yellojackets followed the Lady Dragons game. Kemp was able to take the consolation trophy by defeating Joaquin 59-33.
Eleven points by Joaquin’s Eleazor Huerta helped the Rams gain a 17-13 lead by the conclusion of the first period. Joaquin was still within striking distance at halftime and but trailed 29-23.
Huerta hit a jumper at the 3:20 minute mark of the third quarter which would see Kemp still leading 37-30. From this point of the contest Joaquin went on a scoring drought that saw the Yellowjacket on a 22-0 scoring run which was ended by a Connor Bragg bucket with only 1:47 left in the game. Kemp outscored Joaquin 15-3 in the final period to help take the 59-33 win.
Boomer Irvin led Kemp with 20 points. Joaquin was led by Eli Huerta with 15, Conner Bragg added 8, Nick Matthews 6, Trenton Ramsey 4, Danny Huerta added 3 points to the Ram’s tally.