Gorman, Liberty-Eylau set for Macy Chenevert Tournament final


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Lindale's Paige Murphy (5) dribbles down the court against Pleasant Grove at the Macy Chenevert Patriot Holiday Tournament on Friday morning. (Shannon Wilson | Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Another tournament final, another shot at redemption.

Bishop Gorman took down Lindale 66-46 in the Macy Chenevert Patriot Holiday Tournament to set up a rematch in the final with Liberty-Eylau, which defeated John Tyler 60-53 in the other semifinal Friday at UT Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center.

The Lady Crusaders (17-2) avenged their first loss by beating Martins Mill in the final of the Great East Texas Shootout. They can avenge their second loss today.

The championship game is slated for 2:30 p.m. today. Mineola will play Hallsville in the consolation final at 1 p.m. The third-place and fifth-place games were called off due to district foes slated to face each other: John Tyler and Lindale for third and Robert E. Lee and Longview for fifth.

Michelle Obach poured in 25 points to go with four steals and three assists to lead Gorman over Lindale. She missed her first four shots before making eight of her next 10, including three despite contact that sent her to the line.

Gorman senior Susannah Williams equaled Lindale’s eight points in the first quarter while Brooke Lee did the same with 11 points to the Lady Eagles’ 11 in the second quarter.

The Lady Crusaders opened on a 9-2 run and after the Lady Eagles cut to within 9-8, Gorman scored the next eight points and later had a 13-3 run in the second to take control.

Natasha Malone had 13 points and 12 boards to lead Lindale (15-4), which was outscored in every quarter. After pulling within 53-44 with 5:15 to play, the Lady Eagles scored just one more bucket the rest of the way.

Lindale committed 24 turnovers compared to 12 for Gorman.

The Lady Crusaders had four players in double figures, including Williams (15), Lee (13) and Danielle Smith (12).

In the second semifinal, Baylor signee Imani Wright scored a game-high 25 points adding 12 rebounds to pull the Lady Leopards (13-3) past the Lady Lions in a fierce, back-and-forth affair.

Tiaka Lee paced the Lady Lions (14-7) with 19 points while Amia Wickware had a game-high 14 rebounds.

Liberty-Eylau trailed 49-47 after Lee scored the first six points of the fourth quarter, but John Tyler did not hit another field goal the rest of the night, only adding a pair of free throws late in the game after a 13-0 run by the Lady Leopards, sparked by a pair of jumpers from Wright, the second she finished with a three-point play.

Liberty-Eylau took an 11-2 lead early in the first quarter, only for that lead to shrink to 14-13 by the end of the frame.

John Tyler opened up a 28-16 lead after a 24-4 run, only to see that lead evaporate. Alize Peague hit a 3-pointer before the buzzer for L-E to send the game into halftime tied at 32.

 

Macy Chenevert Patriot

Holiday Tournament

At UT Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center

December 27-29

Thursday’s Games

Game 1: Robert E. Lee 47, Kilgore 33

Game 2: Lindale 68, Mineola 49

Game 3: Pleasant Grove 56, Grace Community 35

Game 4: Pine Tree 53, Henderson 37

Game 5: John Tyler 48, Wills Point 36

Game 6: Longview 59, Hallsville 48

Game 7: Bishop Gorman 63, Robert E. Lee 43

Game 8: Liberty-Eylau 62, Longview 45

Game 9: Wills Point 50, Henderson 41*

Game 10: Mineola 62, Grace 34*

Friday’s Games

Game 11: Lindale 83, Pleasant Grove 64

Game 12: John Tyler 60, Pine Tree 48

Game 13: Mineola 69, Kilgore 60

Game 14: Hallsville 50, Wills Point 46

Game 15: Lee 35, Pine Tree 23

Game 16: Longview 55, Pleasant Grove 36

Game 17: Henderson 52, Grace 49

Game 18: Gorman 66, Lindale 46

Game 19: Liberty-Eylau 60, John Tyler 53

Game 20: Wills Point 50, Kilgore 46*

Saturday’s Games

Game 21, Fifth-Place Game: canceled

Game 22, Consolation Final: Mineola vs. Hallsville, 1 p.m.

Game 23, Third-Place Game: canceled

Game 14, Championship: Gorman vs. Liberty-Eylau, 2:30 p.m.

* — At Bishop Gorman’s Haddad Gymnasium

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Friday’s Games

Game 11

Lindale 83, Pleasant Grove 64

Pleasant Grove 16 18 13 12 — 64

Lindale 20 21 21 17 — 83

PLEASANT GROVE — P. Rikel, 6; Kempson, 6; Lipham, 2; Smith, 2; Ashby, 4; Wacha 10; Brown, 3; Harp, 14; Walker, 14.

LINDALE — Murphy, 5; Glasscock, 8; H. Malone, 6; N. Malone, 6; Brookins, 5; Doss, 9; Gilbert, 9; Lacy, 6; Allen, 8; Geathers, 18; Brown, 2.

THREE POINT GOALS — PG: Kempson, Wacha (2), Brown. L: Murphy, Glasscock (2), H. Malone, Gilbert, Lacy (2).

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Game 12

John Tyler 60, Pine Tree 48

John Tyler 17 19 9 15 — 60

Pine Tree 5 10 19 14 — 48

JOHN TYLER — Beal, 8; Lee, 19; Jones, 11; Johnson, 15; Wickare, 2; Rouege, 1; Webb, 4.

PINE TREE — Patterson, 6; Richardson, 3; Jordan, 2; Orange, 7; Clayton, 2; Holmes, 17; Boylan, 10; Jones, 2.

THREE POINT GOALS — JT: Lee (4), Johnson (3).

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Game 13

Mineola 69, Kilgore 60

Mineola 15 17 17 19 — 69

Kilgore 19 20 9 10 — 60

MINEOLA — Galaz, 7; Ledkins, 8; J. Green, 9; Dawson, 20; Harper, 2; Stephens, 9; Johnson, 3; Green, 10.

KILGORE — Mehringer, 17; Sanders, 2; Burks, 17; Rossum, 8; Williams, 8; Thomas, 8.

THREE POINT GOALS — M: J. Green, Dawson, Green. K: Mehringer (2).

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Game 14

Hallsville 50, Wills Point 46

Hallsville 16 13 9 12 — 50

Wills Point 12 4 19 11 — 46

HALLSVILLE — Leathers, 5; Williams, 10; Lomax, 6; Mitchell, 20; Reeder, 7.

WILLS POINT — Denton, 2; Levy, 7; Raibon, 10; N. Cunigan, 14; Davis, 4; Burch, 7.

THREE POINT GOALS — WP: Levy.

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Game 15

Robert E. Lee 35, Pine Tree 23

Lee 10 9 6 10 — 35

Pine Tree 0 4 13 6 — 23

LEE — Allen, 2; Pryor, 2; Brooks, 15; Thompson, 6; Dews, 2; Thomas, 2; David, 6.

PINE TREE — Jackson, 2; Harris, 2; O’Neal, 5; Henson, 10; Pegues, 4.

THREE POINT GOALS — REL: Brooks (2).

RECORDS — Lee 11-12.

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Game 16

Longview 55, Pleasant Grove 36

LONGVIEW — Hatten, 2; Gray, 1; Sheridan, 3; Smith, 22; Brewer, 10; Chism, 6; Hopkins, 7; Ross, 2; Wilson, 2.

PLEASANT GROVE — P. Rikel, 8; Lipham, 5; Wacha, 12; Harp, 6; Walker, 5.

THREE POINT GOALS — L: Smith (2). PG: Lipham, Wacha (3).

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Game 17

Henderson 52, Grace Community 49

Grace 9 12 16 12 — 49

Henderson 8 12 7 25 — 52

GRACE — Provines, 11; Kimmey, 3; Raborar, 4; Rook, 19; Daughtry, 4; Kingsley, 8.

HENDERSON — Jackson, 5; Morris, 4; Stewart, 9; Neal, 1; Partin, 24; Lee, 10.

THREE POINT GOALS — GC: Rook (3), Kingsley (2). H: Partin (2).

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Game 18

Bishop Gorman 66, Lindale 46

Lindale 8 11 13 14 — 46

Gorman 17 17 14 18 — 66

LINDALE — Paige Murphy, 7; Hannah Malone, 4; Natasha Malone, 13; Symonne Brookins, 2; Neeley Doss, 6; Makenna Allen, 4; Zhanelle Geathers, 8; Hannah Brown, 2. FG: 20-46. FT: 4-9.

GORMAN — Brooke Lee, 13; Allie Buzbee, 1; Michelle Obach, 25; Susannah Williams, 15; Danielle Smith, 12. FG: 24-51. FT: 16-25.

THREE POINT GOALS — L (2-5): Murphy, Doss. BG (2-9): Lee, Smith.

RECORDS — Lindale 15-4; Gorman 17-2.

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Game 19

Liberty-Eylau 60, John Tyler 53

Liberty-Eylau 14 18 15 13 — 60

John Tyler 13 19 13 8 — 53

LIBERTY-EYLAU — Chelsea Colbert, 1; Sharde Collins, 12; Imani Wright, 25; Morgan Utsey, 10; Alize Peague, 5; Lauren Godfrey, 7. FG: 19-57. FT: 17-24.

JOHN TYLER — Ashtyn Beal, 8; Tiaka Lee, 19; Tameal Jones, 7; Quaneshia Johnson, 5; Amia Wickware, 10; Donishia Rouege, 2; Nola Jackson, 2. FG: 20-55. FT: 9-13.

THREE POINT GOALS — LE (5-15): Collins, Wright (3), Peague. JT (4-14): Beal, Lee, Jones, Johnson.

RECORDS — John Tyler 14-7; Liberty-Eylau 13-3.