Lady Lions face Mabank

The Kaufman Herald/LORI WEST

Lexi Wrenn of Kaufman (2) tries a floater in last week’s contest with Mabank.

 

Kaufman went 2-3 in the Edgewood Tournament Thursday through Saturday in the Lady Lions’ final basketball tune up for district play, which began Tuesday.

The host team pulled ahead 14-6 in the first quarter of the opening game and then extended a 32-23 halftime lead to pull away 58-36.

For Kaufman, Lexi Wrenn scored eight points, Bre Saucedo and Jasmine Sellers five apiece, and with four each were Kylee Sisson, Avery Gunter, Kyla West and Kayla Sellers.

Next up the Lady Lions nipped Wills Point 33-28.

Kaufman had the lead 2-1 after eight minutes and took the halftime advantage 9-7.

The offenses found some rhythm in the third quarter, and Kaufman remained in front 24-20.

Wrenn posted eight points and the Sellers girls, Kayla and Jasmine, seven each.

Kaufman was 5-10 at the line in the fourth quarter and 7-19 for the game.

Kaufman faced Gilmer next, and Kyla West had 22 of the Lady Lions’ 38 points in a 49-38 loss.

Kayla Sellers added nine points and Wrenn six.

Kaufman kept pace in the first half, tied at 9 after one period and trailing 19-18 at the half. But Gilmer stretched the margin to 34-30 after three quarters.

Sulphur Springs put the clamps on Kaufman in the third quarter to take a 44-24 lead after going up 31-22 at the half.  The Lady Lions came up short 54-32 as Kayla Sellers scored 11 points, Kylee Sisson nine, Wrenn six and West four.

The finish the tournament, Kaufman took a 43-39 win over Scurry-Rosser.

The Lady Lions started strong with 16 points in each of the first two quarters to take a 32-20 lead. Lexi Wrenn had 13 of her 15 points before the half.

The advantage remained 12 after the third quarter, 39-27.

Kaufman managed only two baskets and missed all four free throws in the final period while Scurry-Rosser had its best offensive quarter with 12 points.

Kyla West added 11 points, Avery Gunter eight and Bre Saucedo four.

Mabank pulled away from Kaufman in the fourth quarter to take a 33-28 win last Tuesday.

Kaufman led 7-6 after the first quarter, 14-11 at halftime and 21-18 through three periods before Mabank put in 15 points on 5-10 free throws and five baskets.

Kaufman missed a chance to stretch the lead in the second quarter, converting only one of eight free throws.

Kyla West scored nine points, Lexi Wrenn eight, Kylee Sisson six and Kayla Sellers four.

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