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Sudan Hornets Basketball

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Sudan Hornets’ varsity basketball fell in an overtime thriller to the Ralls Jackrabbits on Monday, 52-46.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 2-12 overall on the season.
Chris Schovajsa knocked down a short fall-away lay-up from the left side off of the assist by Parker Battin to open the game for Sudan.
Damian Morales dropped in a lay-up and Zacc Ford buried a three from the left elbow, making the score, 5-2, with 3:20 to play in the opening quarter.
Josh Leal scored a lay-up off of the assist from Battin, but Kobe Harris answered scoring a lay-up off of the assist from Mike Salinas, making the score, 7-4, with 2:44 to play in the first quarter.
Alex Conley was fouled on an attempt by Harris; he split the free throws, but Ralls responded as Harris scored a put-back and Abel Van Gundy knocked down a jumper from the right wing, stretching their lead to, 11-5.
Battin knocked down a short jumper in the paint and Call Moris scored a quick lay-up off of a steal to close out the first quarter with the score, 11-9, Ralls out in front.
Joe Sanchez scored a runner from the right side to open the second quarter, but Morris responded with a lay-up, making the score, 13-11.
Juan Garcia knocked down a jumper from the right wing, but Christian Montes scored a put-back off of his own miss, making the score, 15-13.
With 5:43 to play in the first half, Justin Delgado drained a three from the left wing, making the score, 18-13.
Delgado was fouled on the floor by Leal, earning a one-in-one opportunity; he made the first attempt and missed the second, making the score, 19-13.
With 4:25 to play in the half, Kaleb Salazar grabbed an offensive rebound and knocked down a jumper from the right wing, extending the Ralls lead to, 21-13.
Schovajsa dropped in a bucket for Sudan, but Sanchez knocked down a jumper from the left wing off of the assist from Van Gundy, making the score, 23-15.
With 2:20 to play in the half, Schovajsa was fouled on an attempt by Harris, earning a one-in-one opportunity. He split the free throws and on the other end, Sanchez was fouled on an attempt by Battin; he split the free throws, extending their lead to, 24-16.
Pendergrass scored a lay-up for Sudan and with 18.23 to play in the half, Morales was fouled on an attempt by Morris; he split the attempts, making the score, 25-18, going into the locker room at halftime.
Sanchez dropped in a lay-up off of the outlet pass from Van Gundy, stretching their lead to, 27-18, to open the second half.
Rodriguez knocked dwon a three from the right wing and Morris buried a three from the left wing, slicing the lead to, just three points, 27-24, as Ralls took a time out with 5:22 to play in the third quarter.
Out of the break, Delgado was fouled on an attempt by Montes; he made both free throws, making the score, 28-24, with 4:38 to play in the quarter.
Rodriguez was fouled on an attempt by Juan Garcia III; he split the free throws and Montes followed it up with a huge three-pointer from the right elbow to tie the game, 28-28.
With just under three minutes to play in the quarter, Harris was fouled on an attempt by Conley. He missed the first attempt but made the second and Delgado dropped in a floater in the lane on their next possession, making the score, 31-28.
With just under two minutes to play in the third quarter, Delgado was fouled on a fast break by Morris; he split the free throws, making the score, 32-28, going into the final quarter of play.
Rodriguez dropped in a runner in the lane, cutting the lead to, 32-30, to begin the fourth quarter for Sudan.
Van Gundy answered with a tear drop in the lane for Ralls, pushing their lead back out to four points, 34-30.
With 5:51 to play in the contest, Montes was fouled on an attempt by Morales and split the free throws, making it a one-possession game, 34-31.
Garcia split a pair of free throw for Ralls, but Sudan answered as Rodriguez dropped in a fast-break lay-up off of the assist from Montes, cutting the lead to two points, 35-33, with 4:34 to play in the game.
Conley grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled on a put-back attempt by Harris. He made the first attempt, but missed the second, making the score, 35-34.
With just over four minutes to play in the contest, Montes was fouled on the floor by Morales, who fouled out of the game. Montes knocked down both free throws, giving the Hornets their first lead of the game, 37-36.
Delgado was fouled by Bode Box and converted both free throws, regaining the lead for Ralls, 38-37.
Rodriguez scored a lay-up, drawing an and-one foul on Harris, who fouled out of the game. The free throw was good from Rodriguez, giving the Hornets a, 39-37 lead, with 3:37 to play in the game.
Sanchez scored a lay-up for Ralls, tying the game, 39-39, but Morris scored a put-back, giving Sudan a, 41-39 lead, with just over three minutes to play in the contest.
With 2:29 to play in the contest, Montes was fouled on an attempt by Ford; he convertd both free throws, stretching their lead to, 43-39, but on the other end, Ford was fouled on an attempt by Battin, who fouled out of the contest with 2:18 to play. Ford split the attempts making the score, 43-40.
Sanchez was fouled on an attempt by Montes and converted both free throws, making it a one-point game, 43-42.
With 1:27 to play, Garcia dropped in a lay-up off of the assist from Van Gundy, giving Ralls a one-point lead, 44-43.
Montes was fouled on the floor by Delgado; he split the free throws, tying the game, 44-44.
With 16.5 seconds to play in the game, Montes drove the lane for a lay-up, making it a two-point game, 46-44, but with time winding down, Sanchez knocked down a jumper from the right elbow to send the game into overtime, tied, 46-46.
The Hornets were shutout in overtime, falling to the Jackrabbits, 52-46.
Montes led the team in scoring with 13 points, while Rodriguez netted 11 points and Morris tallied nine points. Schovajsa contributed five points, while Leal, Conley, Pendergrass and Battin each finished with two points.
The Hornets will take part in the Wildcat Classic Tournament beginning on Dec. 29th. They will play the host team Littlefield to begin their tournament.
Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Lady Nette’s Basketball

By DEREK LOPEZ

The Sudan Nettes’ varsity basketball team held off the Ralls Lady Rabbits, 39-33, on Monday.
With the win, the Nettes improve to 12-3 overall on the season.
Both teams got off to a slow start in the first quarter, as Ralls was called for a five second call, failing to get the ball in bounds.
With 6:11 to play in the opening quarter, Hannah Miller was fouled on an attempt by Brisa Moreno; she missed the first attempt, but made the second, giving the Nettes a, 1-0 lead.
Delanie Black found Miller inside with a bounce pass as she dropped it in for a lay-up, stretching the lead to, 3-0.
Kaegan Edwards was fouled on an attempt by Moreno, with 3:42 to play in the first quarter. She split the attempts and on the next play Kamryn Goen picked up a steal in the mid-court and took it to the hole for a fast-break lay-up, making the score, 6-0.
With time winding down, Moreno brought the ball across halfcourt and pulled up for a quarter-court three that found the bottom of the net at the buzzer, making the score, 6-3, at the end of the first quarter.
Miller found Lexi Bartley down low for a lay-up, but on the other end, Bella Samarripas was fouled on an attempt by Miller; she split the free throws, making the score, 8-4.
Payton Tolbert dropped in a lay-up for Sudan and Goen found Bartley underneath the basket for a lay-up, making the score, 12-4, with just under six minutes to play in the first half.
Joley Byrd responded with a three from the left elbow and MaKendall Smith scored a lay-up off of a turnover by Bartley, cutting the lead to, 12-9, with just under five minutes to play in the half.
Black was fouled on an attempt by Alicia Casarez and made both free throws, extending their lead to, 14-9.
Tolbert was fouled on back-to-back plays; she split both sets of free throws, making the score, 16-9, but on the other end, Franki Torres was fouled on the floor by Brianna Wallace in the double bonus, earning a pair of free-throw attempts. She made the first and missed the second, trimming the lead to, 16-10, with just over three minutes to play in the second quarter.
Goen found Emma Herrera for a lay-up, but Torres knocked down a second-chance jumper from the right wing, cutting the lead to, 18-12.
Torres was fouled with under one minute to play by Edwards; she split the free throws, and on the other end Edwards was fouled by Torres, with 21.44 to play in the half.
Edwards split the free throws and with 5.79 seconds to play in the half, Miller was fouled on an attempt by Casarez; she converted both attempts at the line, making the score, 21-13, Sudan out in front, going into the locker room at halftime.
Bartley found Miller in the lane for a lay-up to open the second half, but Moreno responded with a three from the right elbow for Ralls, cutting the lead to, 23-16.
Torres dropped in a lay-up off of a turnover by Sudan, but Black found Bartley for a lay-up and Edwards followed it up hitting Miller in the lane for a lay-up, stretching the lead to, 27-18.
Ralls took a time out with 5:05 to play in the third quarter and out of the break, Miller was fouled on an attempt by Casarez; she made both free throws, making it an 11-point game, 29-18.
With 3:38 to play in the quarter, Bartley knocked down a jumper from the left wing off of the assist from Edwards, stretching the lead to, 31-18.
Edwards was fouled on an attempt by Bella Mayo; she split the free throws, pushing their lead to, 32-18, with 2:53 to play in the third quarter.
Herrera scored a put-back off of the miss by Goen, making the score, 34-18, going into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth quarter, Byrd knocked down a jumper from the left wing, but Miller answered with a put-back off of the miss by Black, making the score, 36-20.
Byrd knocked down a nother jumper from the right elbow and Melanie Castro scored a lay-up off of an inbound pass, cutting the lead to, 36-24, with 3:49 to play in the game.
Miller dropped in a lay-up as Ralls took a time out with 3:20 remaining.
Out of the break, Casarez scored a lay-up and with 1:12 to play, she was fouled on an attempt by Wallace. She made both free throws, trimming the lead to, 38-28.
With under one minute to play, Isabel Lara was fouled on an attempt by Tolbert; she split the free throws, making it a nine-point game, 38-29.
Herrera was fouled on the floor by Castro in the double bonus; she made the first attempt and missed the second, making it a 10-point game, 39-29.
Lara knocked down a pair of free throws and Casarez scored a put-back, but the Nettes were able to hold off Ralls, 39-33.
Miller led the team in scoring with 15 points, while Bartley netted eight points and Herrera chipped in five points. Tolbert contributed four points , while Black, Edwards and Goen each tallied two points and Netherland finished with one point.
The Nettes will host Sands on Dec. 29th. Tip-off is scheduled for 11 a.m.

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