Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
TRINIDAD–The Trinidad Trojans and Lady Trojans track teams had athletes advance to the Class A regional meet at Tarleton State University, April 16.
In the varsity girls division, Erica Airheart advanced in three events. She finished in second-place in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 6 ¼ inches.
She was second in the triple jump at 33 feet, 10 ½ inches and finished in fourth on the 400-meter relay team.
Tori Moody was fourth in the triple jump at 31 feet, 6 ½ inches to advance to regionals. She finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.42 seconds and was a member of the 400-meter relay team.
Robin Polk advanced as a member of the 400-meter relay team along with Jaylynn Womack.
Polk advanced to regionals in the shot put with a third place finish. She had a throw of 31 feet, 10 ¾ inches.
Heather Monroe advanced to regionals as the area champion in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 3 ½ inches.
In the varsity boys division, Sean Davies advanced to regionals in the triple jump and the 110-meter hurdles. Davies was the area champion in the hurdles with a time of 16.63 seconds. In the triple jump, he was second with a leap of 39 feet, 11 ¾ inches.
In the varsity girls division, Mystic McClintock was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 24.54.
In the 800-meter relay, Trinidad finished in sixth place with a time of 2:19.30. The Lady Trojans finished fifth in the mile relay with a time of 6:48.82.
In the discus, Monroe finished in eighth place with a throw of 75 feet, 3 inches. McClintock was 14th with a throw of 62 feet, 3 inches and Hallie Airheart was 15th with a throw of 61 feet, 11 inches.
In the high jump, Tori Moody was eighth with a height of 3 feet, 10 inches and Jaylynn Womack was ninth with a height of 3 feet, 8 inches.
In the long jump, Womack finished 19th with a leap of 10 feet, 1 ½ inches. Hallie Airheart was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 27 feet, 9 ½ inches.
In the varsity boys division, Jovante Hornbuckle was seventh in the 100-meters with a time of 12.32. Hornbuckle was sixth in the 200-meters with a time of 25.68 seconds. Antywon Shofner was eighth with a time of 26.23 seconds.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Davies was sixth with a time of 55.17. In the 3,200-meter run, Kaelab Eastman was 11th with a time of 14:27.18.
The Trinidad 800-meter relay team was third with a time of 1:45.69. Raymond Dawson finished 12th in the discus with a throw of 74 feet, 7 inches.
Tristan Fletcher was 15th in the discus with a throw of 67 feet, 6 inches and Johnny Ayala was 16th with a throw of 65 feet, 10 inches.
Ayala was 22th in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, ½ inches. In the shot put, Marcus was 13th with a throw of 31 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Colby Snider was 22nd with a throw of 27 feet.
Shofner finished in ninth place in the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet, 5 ½ inches.

Apr

21

Posted by : admin | On : April 21, 2016

Jake Woolverton

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Malakoff runner Jake Woolverton competes in the district track meet at Eustace, April 14.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs and the Malakoff Tigers and Lady Tigers comepeted in the district track meet in Eustace, April 14.
In the 100-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Charlsey Stearman advanced to area with a second place finish in a time of 17.59 seconds. Eustace Lady Bulldog Marshalla Padgett was third in 17.64 and Malakoff’s Mackenzie Crist was fourth in 17.72.
In the 1,600-meter run, Eustace had the district champion in Skye Burns with a time of 5:41.96, followed by Lady Bulldog Molly McAtee in second with a time of 5:43.03.
In the 100-meter dash, Malakoff had a second place finish from Jalie Dawson with a time of 13.28, followed by Candace Denis in third with a time of 13.51. In the 200-meter dash, Malakoff’s Monica Ovieda was third with a time of 27.79.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Shaylea Boles was second in 52.48, following by Crist in 53.47 and Eustace Lady Bulldog Reece Thorne in fourth at 54.19.
In the 3,200-meter run, Eustace junior Chanda Westbrook was the district champion with a time of 11:47.70. Burns was third with a time of 12:41.40.
In the 400-meter dash, Eustace junior Samantha Richardson was second with a time of 1:04.10. Eustace Lady Bulldog Jacelyn Warner was fourth with a time of 1:06.12.
The Malakoff 400-meter relay team was second in 51.57, while Eustace finished fourth in 53.19.
The Malakoff 800-meter relay team finished third in 1:51.45, followed by Eustace in fourth with a time of 1:53.15.
The Eustace mile relay team finished second in 4:18.62, followed by Malakoff in fourth in 4:30.58.
In the 800-meters, Westbrook won the district title in a time of 2:23.78, while Eustace junior Shelby White was third in 2:28.87.
In the discus, Eustace Lady Bulldog Miranda Fontenot was second with a throw of 99 feet, 6 inches, followed by Gabbi Corder in third at 97 feet, 8 inches.
Denis was third in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 2 ½ inches.
Eustace Lady Bulldog Whitney Boerner won the district title in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet, 6 inches. Eustace Lady Bulldog Breanna Ragan was fourth with a height of 7 feet, 6 inches.
Malakoff’s Kiana Reed was second in the shot put at 36 feet, 10 ½ inches, followed by Corder in fourth at 32 feet, 2 ¾ inches.
Denis won the district title in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 1 inch. Malakoff’s Mackenzie Crist was fourth with a leap of 31 feet, ¼ inches.
Malakoff Tiger Q.T. Barker won the district title in the 100-meters with a time of 11.09 seconds.
In the 110-meter hurdles, Malakoff’s Jacob Woolverton won the district title with a time of 15.53 seconds.
Eustace Bulldog Colton Summerall was second in 15.57, Eustace junior Jude Bonner was third in 16.74 and Malakoff’s A.J. Dixon-Thomas was fourth in 17.66.
In the 1,600-meter rush, Eustace swept the top three positions as Ericson Gudjohnson was first at 4:38.09. Daniel Purselley was second followed by Zane Arambula in third.
In the 200-meters, Eustace Bulldog Tate Pace was third in 23.55.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Eustace and Malakoff swept the four area spots led by Malakoff’s Tyler Russell in first at 41.09. Woolverton was second in 41.24, Summerall was third in 43.86 and Bonner was fourth in 45.20.
In the 3,200-meters, Gudjohnson was first in 9:58.10, Purselley was second in 10:47.10 and Brandon Richardson was third in 10:56.56.
In the 400-meters, Eustace Bulldog Stone Wadsworth was second in 51.97. Malakoff’s Xavier McCullar was fourth in 53.88.
In the 400-meter relay, Malakoff finished first, while Eustace was fourth. In the 800-meter relay, Malakoff was second, while Eustace was fourth and in the 1,600-meter relay, Eustace was first, while Malakoff was third.
In the 800-meter run, Arambula was first as 2:04.03, Eustace Bulldog Andrew Page was second at 2:10.21 and Michael Wong was third at 2:11.17.
In the discus, Malakoff was led by Larry Coker in first at 141 feet, 11 inches, followed by A.J. Dixon-Thomas in second at 121 feet, 9 inches.
In the high jump, Russell was first at 6 feet, 6 inches, followed by Woolverton at 6 feet.
Russell advanced in the long jump in first with a leap of 21 feet, 11 ½ inches. Woolverton was fourth at 21 feet.
In the pole vault, Eustace Bulldog Cody Duncan was second at 11 feet, 6 inches, followed by Malakoff’s Sha’Zarrion Bailey in third at 10 feet. Eustace Bulldog Charles Womble advanced at 9 feet, 6 inches.
In the shot put, Malakoff’s Danyal Littleton was first at 44 feet, 7 inches, followed by Malakoff’s Payton Lowery in second at 44 feet, 6 ½ inches. Malakoff’s Larry Coker was fourth at 40 feet, ¾ inches.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

Malakoff and Eustace handshake post game

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Malakoff and Eustace players shake hands after Malakoff’s 16-1 victory in their April 5 game in Malakoff.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Lady Tigers beat the Eustace Lady Bulldogs 16-1, April 5. The game was called in the third inning because of a run rule.
Jaci Gray started on the mound for Eustace and Candace Denis started for the Lady Tigers.
Eustace got two on base but did not score to start the game. Malakoff scored Denis on an error in the first inning to go up 1-0.
In the second inning, Zoie Bailey walked and Gabi Corder stole home to tie the game 1-1. Abra Roberts struck out to end the inning.
Malakoff went up 3-1 in the second when Cheyenne Ramsey and Chaney Tart got home. Denis hit a home run to make it 5-1 and Chyann Jarrett scored to make it 6-1.
Malakoff got a big break when the umpire missed an interference call that would have ended the inning. Instead Malakoff loaded the bases and scored five more runs to make the score 11-1 going to the third.
Eustace didn’t score in the third inning. Jarrett scored for Malakoff to make it 12-1 and Tart knocked in Abby Terris and Ramsey to make it 15-1. Hannah Terris ended the game when she knocked in Tart.
The win improves Malakoff to 10-0 in district this season. Eustace falls to 4-6 in district and is tied with Frankston for the final playoff spot. Frankston holds the tie breaker.

Apr

14

Posted by : admin | On : April 14, 2016

Z Bailey

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Malakoff pitcher Z Bailey gets ready to throw a pitch during the third inning of Malakoff’s game against Eustace. Malakoff won the game 12-9 in comeback fashion.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
MALAKOFF–The Malakoff Tigers baseball team won in a offensive thriller 12-9 against the Eustace Bulldogs, April 5 in Malakoff.
Tristan Tobey started on the mound for Malakoff and Rusty Rodgers started for Eustace.
In the first inning, Malakoff didn’t allow Eustace to score and also scored one run to take an early 1-0 lead.
In the second inning, Eustace quickly loaded the bases. Tobey walked Juan Maltos in for a run to tie the game and then hit Hayden Shaddox with a pitch that got Gannon Kirkhart home.
Later in the inning, Zach Compton knocked in Cory Strawn and Chris Carlson for a 4-1 lead. Shaddox stole home for a 5-1 lead. Eustace scored five runs in the inning but Malakoff answered back with three runs of their own due to errors. Eustace had a 5-4 lead going into the third inning.
In the third inning, Z Bailey checked in for Malakoff at pitcher. He walked a few batters and Shaddox loaded the bases. Kelly Ashton knocked in TJ Howard to make the score 6-4 and Howard batted in Cory Strawn and Shaddox to make it 8-4. Tyler Crawford came in to pitch and got the last out.
Eustace put Cory Strawn in at pitcher. Dylan Grim and Crawford led off the inning for Malakoff with singles and Trevor Martin walked to load the bases. Grim and Crawford got home on a walk and a sacrifice fly to make the score 8-6. Hunter Snow hit a single to get Martin home and to make the score 8-7. Malakoff would hit two more singles to tie the game at eight. Shaddox came in to pitch for the Bulldogs and got the final two outs.
Things slowed down for both teams in the fourth inning. Cody Strawn got a base hit for Eustace but they didn’t score. Grim led off the inning with a walk for Malakoff but they couldn’t get anything going either.
In the fifth inning, Howard hit a single with two outs to get on base. Maltos then singled to move Howard to second. Kirkhart stepped up and hit a double to get Howard home and help Eustace take the lead back 9-8.
Malakoff almost scored when a wild pitch got away from the Eustace catcher. Dustin Miller almost stole home but Shaddox tagged him out just in time to keep the score at 9-8 going into the sixth inning.
Eustace went down in order in the sixth. Grim scored for Malakoff in the bottom of the sixth on an overthrow error by Shaddox that tied the game at nine. Malakoff loaded the bases and Snow knocked in Crawford and Martin to put Malakoff up 11-9. Ford Sugai singled to get Miller home for the last run that made the game 12-9. Eustace had two big errors in the inning that hurt them.
The Bulldogs needed three runs to stay alive in the top of the seventh. Compton led things off with a single but it would not be enough and the game ended on a fly ball.
The loss dropped Eustace to 10-7 on the season and 5-3 in district play. Malakoff also won the first meeting this season 21-11 in Eustace. Eustace is third in district.

Apr

07

Posted by : admin | On : April 7, 2016

Leon Gilmore

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TVCC Cardinal Leon Gilmore on his official visit to Colorado State University. Gilmore committed to Colorado State March 27.

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
ATHENS–Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) basketball player Leon Gilmore committed to play for the Colorado State University Rams, March 27. Gilmore made the announcement official via his personal Twitter account.
Colorado State is coached by Larry Eustachy. They finished up this season with a 18-16 record and last made the NCAA Tournament in 2013.
Eustachy has been a Division One head coach since 1990. He is in his fourth season as the basketball coach at Colorado State. He has 486 career wins, five conference championships, two conference coach of the year awards and five NCAA Tournament appearances.
“I’m very excited about getting to play for Coach Eustachy,” Gilmore said. “Everyone tells me he is one of the best in the business and I know he has had a lot of success with junior college players. I’m really looking forward to playing on a team where I can make an impact. I just want to be a part of something great.”
Gilmore played high school basketball at Manvel High School in Houston. He was a four star recruit according to 247 Sports and was ranked as the eighth best player in Texas and 135th best in the nation.
He committed to play college ball at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb under coach Greg McDermott. He also had offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Houston, Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma State, UNLV, VCU and Georgetown.
Gilmore saw action in eight games as a freshman and missed the last six weeks of the season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He decided to transfer to TVCC in hopes of getting more playing time.
This past season at TVCC, under coach Kris Baumann, Gilmore averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game. He started every game for the Cardinals and led the Cardinals to a 33-2 record and an appearance in the NJCAA quarterfinals in March. TVCC was ranked number one in the country for most of the season.
“I had a lot of great memories and games from my time in Athens,” Gilmore said. “This is one of the best teams I have been a part of and coach Baumann is an amazing coach. He made it clear from day one what he expected out of us. I want to thank all the Cardinal fans for their support this season. They played a big part in helping us have the success that we did.”
Gilmore also had offers from Georgia, LSU, Stephen F. Austin, Little Rock, FIU and UT-Arlington.
With Colorado State losing forward Tiel Daniels to graduation, Gilmore will have a chance to make a huge impact for the Rams next season. Gilmore is a high-motor player who can guard any position on the floor.
“I can step in and do whatever the coaches ask me to do,” Gilmore said. “I just want to help this team be successful.”

Apr

07

Posted by : admin | On : April 7, 2016

michael Gain

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Cross Roads named Michael Gain as their new head coach April 4. Gain has 11 years of coaching experience and is hoping to lead the bobcats to the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. Gains has had previous stops at Skidmore-Tynan, Manvel, Mathis, Ingleside and Latexo. This is his first head coaching job. “I’m excited to be here and I’m ready to get to work,” Gain said. “I’m not coming in here expecting anything less than success.”

By Ryan Moulds
The News Staff Writer
CROSS ROADS–A new face will be roaming the sidelines for the Cross Road Bobcats this season. Michael Gain was named the new head coach of the Bobcats April 4.
Gain has been coaching high school football for 11 years. He has had previous stops at Skidmore-Tynan, Manvel, Mathis, Ingleside and Latexo. This is his first head coaching job.
“I’m very excited to be here at Cross Roads,” Gain said. “I see a lot of talent on this team. We have a lot of good pieces and once we put them together I think we will start to have success. Building a football program is like putting together a puzzle.”
Cross Roads has struggled in football and haven’t made the playoffs since 2003. The Bobcats have only had three or more wins in four of the last 15 years. This past season, the Bobcats got out to a solid start, winning three of their first five games, despite the early success the team lost their last five games in a row and didn’t win a district contest for the second straight year. They finished 3-7.
The Bobcats will graduate several key players from last year’s team including Aaron Arden, Blake McCracken, Skyler Himes and Luke Carnes. Gains will look to players like Taylor McKenzie, Tyler Johnson and Clayton Flowers to step up and make an impact next year. Gain says he expects big things out of McKenzie from the quarterback position.
“We need to gain more strength and speed in order to compete,” Gain said. “We are working on it now and I want to see results by the end of this year and then work through the summer. The big goal is to make the playoffs just like every other school wants to do.”
Cross Roads will be in a new district next season with Big Sandy, Cayuga, Gladewater, Union Grove, Hawkins and Kerens. The Bobcats hope to snap their 16 year playoff drought.
Gain calls himself an “ADHD” coach who likes to coach with a ton of energy. “I expect high energy from my coaching staff and from the kids. We want to make this an adventure and not a job.”
Above all else, Gain hopes that the kids and staff buy into his program and improve. “I’m excited to be here and I’m ready to get to work,” Gain said. “I’m not coming in here expecting anything less than success.”

Mar

31

Posted by : admin | On : March 31, 2016

Athens junior high

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The Athens Junior High Girls Little Dribblers team won the Palestine Regional tournament this past weekend. They defeated Palestine 39-8 in game one then defeated Grimes 34-31 in game two. The girls advance to the national tournament set for April 13-16, in Mexia

Mar

31

Posted by : admin | On : March 31, 2016

TVCC Allstar game 1

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Mabank senior Mark Driskell (in red) goes up for a rebound in the 2016 Trinity Valley All-Star game. Driskell scored five points and grabbed some rebounds but his team fell short 102-99

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
ATHENS–The White Team trailed by as many as 22 points but fought the whole way and came away with a 102-99 win in the second annual Trinity Valley All-Star Game, March 26 at Cardinal Gym. The game features some of the top senior talent from the local area.
Players were Moises Alvarado, Hunter Davis and Aaron Arden from Cross Roads, Preston Furr and Kat Arroyo from Athens, Mark Driskell from Mabank, Jake Woolverton from Malakoff, James Jackson from LaPoynor, Jovonte Hornbuckle from Trinidad, Xavier Richardson from Brownsboro, Chaz Grimes and Gavino Rongel from Fruitvale, Davis Moore and Logan Jenkins from Martin’s Mill, De’Vun Hamilton from Jacksonville, Garrett Hall from Crandall, Jackson Malone and Logan Nance from Canton, DJ Johnson from Harleton and Keelan Yarbrough from Palestine.
“It was fun to come out here and have everybody show off what they can do,” Alvarado said. “It was fun to come out and compete against my teammates and play against some guys that I normally wouldn’t get to play with.
“It was fun to come out here and play against people you play in your district or on your team,” Furr added. “I had a lot of fun today and I’m very happy to be a part of something like this. It’s a great way to end my high school career.”
The Red Team started the game off strong and jumped out to a 17-3 lead before the second group came in for the White Team. They chipped away at the lead and cut it to 21-14 at the end of the first quarter. “We came in at 4 minutes and cut it to 21-14,” Alvarado said. “We put in some work there in the first quarter.”
The teams continued to play hard in the second quarter and the White Team fought back to eventually take a two point lead at one point. The Red Team led 42-40 at halftime.
During halftime the two teams had a 3-point shooting contest. The event was won by Jenkins, a senior from Martin’s Mill High School.
Both teams went back and forth in the third quarter. The Red Team hit several 3-point shots to open up a 12 point lead but the White Team fought back again to make the score 76-74 going into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the two teams traded baskets the entire way. The White Team finally got the lead with under a minute left and escaped with a 3-point victory.
This was the second year in a row that the White Team won the game. Last season they dominated for a 110-91 victory.

Mar

24

Posted by : admin | On : March 24, 2016

The News Staff Reports
VAN–The Athens Lady Hornets track team placed second in the Van meet March 17. The Lady Hornets had eight athletes score a total of 108 points.
Missy Boister, Keari Dunn, Kelcee Johnson and Kim Morales ran the 800-meter relay in a time of 1:54, which was good for third
Boister, Dunn, Tiffany Boyce and Kyra Robinson finished second in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 4:26.
Morales was third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.98. Robison was first in the 200-meters with a time of 26.01, while Johnson was fifth in a time of 28.61. Boyce ran the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:10.
In the 100-meters, Johnson was third with a time of 13.43. In the 400-relay, the team of Robison, Boyce, Dunn and Boister was second in a time of 52.21.
Arecelly Castillo finished out the running events for Athens. She was second in the 3,200 meters at 12:43 and third in the 1,600 at 6 minutes.
In the triple jump, Boyce was fourth with 31 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Robinson was fifth in the long jump and Boiser was sixth.
Robison tied for third in the high jump at 4 foot, 10 inches and Tamiyah Thompson finished sixth in shot put.

Mar

24

Posted by : admin | On : March 24, 2016

TVCC basketball

By Ryan Moulds
The News Sports Writer
ATHENS–The Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) Cardinals came into the National Tournament ranked first in the country with just one loss. They won their first game against North Dakota School of Science before being upset in the next round by Gillette.
TVCC was the number one seed and took on 16th seeded North Dakota School of Science Wildcats in the first round, March 15. The Cardinals made short work of the Wildcats and came away with a convincing 86-51 victory.
TVCC jumped out to a 7-0 lead to start the game and never looked back from there. The game never felt like a contest from the very start, with TVCC hitting six 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes of play to build up a 14 point lead.
The Cardinals hit seven three pointers in the half to extend their lead to 43-21 at halftime. The Wildcats, who depended on 3-pointers all season only hit six the entire game and it limited their offense.
The Cardinals never took their foot off the gas after halftime. They continued to knock down shot after shot and got several opportunities for second chance baskets. The Cardinals out-rebounded the Wildcats 34-19 in the game.
Sophomore JC Washington led TVCC in scoring with 16 points. He also played well on the boards, grabbing 15 rebounds. Also scoring for the Cardinals were Brandon Holley with 15, Josh Stamps and Josh Robinson with 13 each, Hyron Edwards with 11, Ryan Preston and Leon Gilmore with six each, Stephen Edwards with five and Dion Mack with one.
North Dakota School of Science was led in scoring by James Batemon III who had 15 points. Milos Vranes also scored 10 for the Wildcats, who ended their season with a 28-7 record.
TVCC moved on to play the eighth seeded Gillette College Pronghorns in the next round, looking for a spot in the title game. Gillette overcame a sluggish start and stunned the Cardinals 87-83.
TVCC got off to a good start with Robinson and Washington hitting early 3-pointers to give TVCC an early 6-0 lead. They went up 8-2 before things started to get away from them.
Gillette began to have success getting to the free throw line and scored points while putting the Cardinals in foul trouble.
Gillette was up 30-24 with five minutes left before a 3-pointer by Holley slowed the bleeding. Gillette still ended the first half on a 6-2 run to take a 36-34 lead going into halftime.
Usually when TVCC had been down at the half this season, they started off the second half well to fight their way back into the game, that was not the case against the Pronghorns who started the second half on a 16-5 run to go up 52-39.
Just when it looked like it was over for the Cardinals, Washington and Robinson began to find success on the offensive end and pulled the Cardinals back into the game. TVCC got the Gillette lead down to as little as two but they were never able to get over the hump and take a lead.
Gillette withstood a final run by the Cardinals and escaped with the victory and one of the biggest upsets in National Tournament history.
Kavell Bigby-Williams was the player of the game for the Pronghorns. He scored 19 points and also pulled down 20 rebounds to will his team to victory. Deishaun Booker also had 19 points and Joel Thabize had 15, only missing one shot the entire game.
TVCC was led in scoring by Edwards with 17. Also scoring for the Cardinals, were Robinson and Stamps with 13 each, Holley with 12, Washington with 11, Preston and Gilmore with six each and Edwards and Shamiek Sheppard with two each.
The Cardinals were 31-of-91 from the floor and 8-of-33 from beyond the 3-point line.
Gillette had 46 free throw attempts in the game. TVCC finished the season with a 33-2 record and tied the school record for most wins in a season.
“We could never get over the hump,” TVCC coach Kris Baumann said. “We got it to two or three, then they would make a big play, it was one of those nights. We couldn’t get the ball to go in the basket.”
Gillette improved to 34-1 on the season and moved on to the Final Four, where they lost to Salt Lake 83-47 to end their season.