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Page 8A - The MalakoffNews - Friday, February 18, 2011 From Staff Reports CRANDALL - The Malakoff Lady Tigers made it close, but they could not overcome a slow offensive start in a 39-36 loss to Dallas Life Oak Cliff Tuesday. The loss dropped Head Coach Emily Martinez's Lady Tigers from the playoffs. Malakoff ended its season with a 21-9 record. Malakoff trailed 10-4 after the first quarter and 17-10 at the half, mostly because of an offensive drought that started m!dway through the first quar- ter and lasted well into the set> end. It seemed as if someone nailed a lid over the basket as Malakoff couldn't get shots from point blank range to fall. All that changed in the sec- ond half as the Lady Tigers came out on fire and started the third quarter with a 5-0 run to trim the lead to a bucket. As the l,ady Tigers came to life, so did Malakoff's crowd, which stood for most of the second hal/'. The Lady Tigers took their first lead of the game at 30-29 early in the fourth quarter on a Courtney Dawson layup. The two teams went at each 9 other hard fbr the final stanza and with 1:30 left the score was tied 34-34. Down the stretch, however, the Lady Lions, who had been erratic from the charity' strip in the first half, went 5-8 on free throws to seal the game. Malakoff had one last chance, but a three-pointer as time expired fell short. Dawson finished with l0 points; Molly LaRue had 8: Taye Jackson and Rayvonna Garner scored six points each: Kayla Mullins had 3: Korah Crockett had 2: and Taylor Tal- bert had 1. Tiger loss to Eagles causes three-way tie in district From Staff Reports The Malakoff Tigers are in the play- offs: they just don't know where or when yet. The Tigers lost to the Mildred Eagles Tuesda); 62-40, in Mildred. The loss dropped the Tigers imo a three-way tie tbr first in the district with Teague and Mildred. The three teams will compete in a mini tournament at Fairfield this week- end to determine seeding going into the playoffs. Friday night, Teague and Mildred will play at 8 p.m. The winner of that game will play Malakoff on Saturday at 1 p.m. If Malakoff wins that game, the Tigers will be the No. 1 seed from the district and earn a first round playoff bye. If the Tigers lose that game, they will play the loser from Friday night's game to determine the second and third seeds. Tuesday, the Tigers came out on fire and jumped out to a 19-7 lead, but quickly turned ice cold. Malakoff scored just 21 the rest of the game and went 16-of-49 shooting overall. "We fell apm in the second, third and iburth quarters," said coach DeArtis Nickerson. The Tigers were led by Ferry Shamlin with !1 points; Marquise Dowell 9; Garrett Airheart 6: Shane Morrison 5; Kam6ron Fletcher and Truman Dowell each had 3. Malakoff Tiger seniors were honored before their final home game last Friday night. PLANDRIr_.K JACKSON JOSH CROCKETT TRUMAN DOWELL ALLEN CARROLl. SHANE MORRISON MARQUISE DOWELL ISAWH THOMAS TERRY SHAMUN BRANDON GOODWIN i L. ' From Staff Reports Malakoff Tigers seniors were honored before their game against Teague last Fri- day night, marking their final home appearance. Simiors honored included: - Phmdrick Jackson, who 'as escorted by Plantrese ckson and Derryi Jackson. lq e participated in football and basketball teams. "1 would like to thank my friends, family, teachers, coaches and the Malakoff ,ISD for pushing me to do my Ib st througl out my high i s~hool eareer~ he said. I1-Josh Crockett, who was !escorted by Eddie and Gabby ping stone in my life where I have learned many great at- tributes thanks to great par- enting and coaching. 1 am thankful for every opportuni- ty I have been given to be successful, the many achievements I have accom- plished, a great family, and the lifelong friendships I have made along the way. "Io my parents and coaches, fail- ure was not an option; so I plan to use this philosophy after I graduate to make them proud," he sai& " - Truman Dowell, who was escorted by Arreeia Walker. He participated in football (All-District) and basketball !Crockett. He was a member (captain). "i would like to ;of band (drum major), bas- ketball (ALL-District), foot- : b~.li (All,District), and.track tate qualifier), High i OoJ has been a great step-. thank my mom for always supporting me in all of my four years of high school. I would like to thank my coaches for never giving up l on me and pushing me to my thll potential," he said. - Allan Carroll, who wa~ /~scorted by Chuck and Karel~ Carroll. He participated in football, basketball, tennis, and baseball. "Above all I thank God for everything He has done for me over the years. Secondb; my family who have encouraged me through everything and my best friends, Shane and Josh, for walking beside me every step of the way," he said. - Shane Morrison, who was escorted by Beth and Colt Morrison. He participated in football, basketball, track (state qualifier), and tennis. "I would like to thank God for giving perseverance throughout my early life, be- cause without faith in Him, I know I wouldn't have been able to make it this far. I'd like to give a big shout out to my parents and friends for al- ways being behind me 100 vcrcent of the way. I would also like to thank Malakoff tbr the memories and experi- ences that I will remember throughout my life. I will al- ways be a Tiger," he said. - Marquise Dowell, who was escorted by Sabrina Walker and Marcus Dowell. He participated in fbotball (All-District), basketball, and track. "I would like to thank God for blessing me with a great family, friends and coaches; especially Coach Driskell and Coach Nick for making nay last season as a Malakoff Tiger memorable," he said. - Isaiah Thomas, who was escorted by Tracey Thomas and Tanisha Thomas. He par- ticipated in football (All-Dis- trict), basketball, and track. "I would like to thank the Lord Almighty' tbr giving me the strength and cohrage every day. I would like to thank all my friends and thm- ily for always being there for me. I want to thank my coaches that came and changed my life around. Thank you Malakoff High School for all the memories," he said. - Terry Shamlin, who was escorted by Marlyin Crock- eR and Besha Crockett. He participated in tbotbail ('All- District), basketball, and track (state qualifier). "My years in high school have been amazing. I would like to thank my mother for being there when I needed her the most. I would like to thank my sister for being' there during my childhood and even though my father wasn't there to help, I still love him. 1 would like to thank my coaches, especial- ly Coach Driskell. for giving me the opportunity to make something out of myself, and the community for com- ing out to support the MalakoffTigers," he said. - Brandon Goodwin, who was escorted by Robert and Tracy Griffin. He participat- ed in football, basketball, and track. "I would like to thank God and my beautifid parents Robert and ]'racy Griffin for being there for me. l would also like to thank the fans for all their support. I hope my contribu- tions throughout my high school career has left memo- ries equal to the memories Malakoff High School has left for me," he said.