New Summerfield girls win 3-point shooting fest


ARP β€” It rained almost all day, and it continued raining 3-pointers in the first half as New Summerfield eventually won a 54-45 Class 1A girls basketball bi-district game over Tenaha at John Mills Parker Gymnasium Tuesday.

A total of nine 3-pointers connected, while Tenaha’s Ashlee Ray had four in the first half and finished with a team-high 20 points. New Summerfield got four first-half treys from Ramie Weaver and took a 31-24 lead at halftime.

Maritzza Melendez led New Summerfield with 21 points, eight coming in the final quarter.

New Summerfield jumped out to a 10-3 lead early when Weaver swished the first of her four opening-half treys.

Simone Derrett of New Summerfield scored five of her 15 points in the third period as the Lady Hornets held a 44-35 cushion with one quarter to play.

The Lady Hornets sealed the game with eight free throws and a Melendez layup.

New Summerfield advanced to the area round to play Zavalla later in the week.

Class 1A Girls Bi-District Basketball

At John Mills Parker Gymnasium

New Summerfield 54, Tenaha 45

Tenaha 10 14 11 10 β€” 45

New Summerfield 14 17 13 10 β€” 54

TENAHA β€” Tierra Henderson, 7; Ashton Griffin, 1; Jalyas Steadman, 2; Tiara Williams, 13; Ebony Moore, 2; Ashlee Ray, 20.

NEW SUMMERFIELD β€” Kokis Vargas, 2; Simone Derrett, 15; Raimie Weaver, 13; Maritzza Melendez, 21; Crystal Zuniga, 3.

THREE-POINT GOALS β€” T: Ray (5), Williams (2). NS: Weaver (4), Melendez, C. Zuniga.

RECORDS β€” Tenaha 13-17. New Summerfield 19-12.

NEXT UP β€” New Summerfield vs. Zavalla, area round.