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BasketballMARSHALL — East Texas Baptist pulled away within the fourth quarter for a 63-51 win in Ornelas Gymnasium Thursday to maintain its unblemished report in tact. The identical two groups will meet once more 1 p.m. Saturday at Solheim Enviornment in Longview.
LeTourneau (10-4, 6-3 American Southwest Convention) had not performed in 19 days after two weeks of poor climate put every thing on maintain. However the Jackets got here sport prepared from the tip, and it confirmed. ETBU strikes to 20-0 and 12-0 with the win.
Scruffy Hopkins scored 9 factors, and grabbed 4 rebounds. Keauna Whitfield had seven boards, a block and a steal to associate with her 21 factors. Ajanae Thomas completed with 9 factors and a steal earlier than fouling out. Flora Akingbade had seven boards, two blocks and a steal. Hardeman had six factors and 4 rebounds. Malacia Man had 5 assists, 4 rebounds, three steals and a block.
Mallory Stephens had 21 factors for ETBU.
BROWNWOOD — LeTourneau College’s girls’s tennis workforce overcame a doubles deficit to beat Howard Payne, 6-3, within the season opener Thursday.
It was LeTourneau’s first season-opening victory in three years. It additionally signaled the YellowJackets’ first match since March 12 final season once they wrapped up play within the Hilton Head Spring Tennis Fest in South Carolina.
Howard Payne jumped out to a 2-1 lead within the match after profitable two of the three doubles flights. HPU’s Lexie Nave and Zoe Sprayberry beat Bailey Deatherage and Julia Miller, 8-4, at No. 1 pairs. LETU’s Sierra Giesen Linssen and Amber Van Duyn coasted to an 8-2 victory over Zaylie Sanchez and Danielle Sanchez on the No. 2 spot. HPU’s Brittany Sutton and Katelynn Lovel pulled out an 8-6 battle with Brandy Weems and Mimi Samdi at No. 3 doubles.
Giesen Linssen evened the match at 2-2 when she authored a 6-2, 6-1 win over Sprayberry at No. 2 singles. Weems received by retirement over Zaylie Sanchez on the No. 3 place. Weems received the primary set, 6-3, and took a 3-1 lead within the second when the HPU participant retired. That put LeTourneau forward, 3-2.
Howard Payne evened the match at 3-3 when Deatherage retired, regardless of main Nave, 6-2, 2-3, at No. 1 singles. Savannah Orton’s 6-2, 6-1 overcome Danielle Sanchez on the No. 6 spot moved LETU again in entrance, 4-3. Miller outlasted Lovel, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 4 singles to safe the victory for LETU. Samdi pulled out an exhilarating 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 win over Sutton on the No. 5 place to shut the match.
Orton’s victory was the primary of her two-year YellowJacket profession. Weems and Miller received of their LETU debuts.
BROWNWOOD – LeTourneau College’s males’s tennis workforce breezed previous Howard Payne, 9-0, Thursday within the season opener.
LETU didn’t want a 3rd set in any of the six singles matches – two of them ending in HPU retirements – because the YellowJackets took care of enterprise from their Yellow Jacket counterparts. It was LeTourneau’s first match since ending its Spring Break journey final yr on March 12 with a victory over Berry in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Julian Lee and Patrick Baney beat Dominic DeNardo and Landon Ferree, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles. Rodrigo Vazquez Chairez and Nathan Schmidt rolled over Hunter Inexperienced and Micah Hunter, 8-0, at No. 2 pairs. Miles Grubbs and Jonah McGinty defeated Ashton Stevens and Alexander Shelton, 8-4, on the No. 3 place to brush the doubles factors.
Lee was a 6-0, 6-3 winner over Hunter on the prime singles spot. Vazquez Chairez received by retirement over DeNardo. Vazquez Chairez received the primary set, 6-0, and led 2-1 within the second when DeNardo retired. At No. 3 singles, Schmidt beat Stevens, 6-1, 6-4. Baney blitzed Shelton, 6-0, 6-0, on the No. 4 place. Gavin Meyer carved out a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Inexperienced at No. 5 singles. Alex Barrero Osuna received by retirement over Ferree after getting out to a 6-1, 3-2 lead.
LETU received its season opener for the second straight yr.