Flash Staff Report
(December 11, 201) – After falling two points short of winning the Dublin Athletic Booster Club Tournament at home the previous weekend, the Lions wouldn’t be denied a championship in Hamilton.
Not even when they arrived at the championship only to face a Lampasas team that smacked them around by 28 points just two days before.
Rayce Jackson poured in 21 points, Tyshon Hopkins added 17, Josh Hanes 14 and all three stuffed the stat sheet with non-scoring contributions, too, as Dublin (11-3) avenged a 85-57 loss to 4A Lampasas when the 3A Lions won 74-71 in the title game of the Ted Jones Memorial Tournament.
The Lions reached the title game on the strength of two 14-point victories – 84-70 over Whitney and 68-54 against 4A Brownwood. The loss in their initial meeting with Lampasas was their only scare of the week, which also included a 102-61 rout of Archer City.
Dublin stays home at Roy and Lynn Neff gym for three games before Christmas break – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Eastland, 6 p.m. Friday versus Lipan and 5 p.m. next Tuesday, December 19, opposite De Leon.
Jackson added eight rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks to his seventh 20-point performance of the season in the tournament final. The senior started the season with six straight games with at least 23 points, four times scoring 30 or more with a season-high 37 in a 101-79 win over Priddy on November 11. But after scoring 31 in 76-74 loss to Cisco in the final of the DABC event, he scored between 14 and 19 four straight games while making other contributions.
Hopkins hit the glass seven times and swiped two steals in the championship, while Hanes collected four boards, three assists and three steals.
Tim Teten strung together nine assists and five steals while scoring three points. Blake Porter and Angelo Ramirez netted seven each in the championship, Jeremiah Martinez contributed three and Cy Wing had two.
Hopkins dropped 20 points through the net against Whitney and Martinez added 18 while Jackson took on more a facilitator’s role with 16 points and 7 assists. Porter scored 16, Jackson doubled up with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Hanes added 12 against Brownwood.
Jackson netted 19 in the loss to Lampasas, while Martinez had 11.
The season-high 102 points against Archer City came back home in Neff Gym last Tuesday before the tournament began on Thursday. Four Lions scored at last 14 points – Hanes with 20, Martinez 18, Jackson 16 and Porter 14. Jackson posted arguably the strongest double-double of his career with 13 assists, six boards and six steals. Hanes found time to do a little of everything else while leading the team in scoring, snaring five boards and dealing five assists.
Jakob Seals scored nine points and collected six rebounds and Hopkins scored nine. Teten had eight points, four boards and four dimes.
|12/04||W 102-61||Archer City|
|10||Tim Teten (Sr)||9||6.0||2.1||6.7||3.0||0.2|
|11||Josh Hanes (Sr)||11||12.8||3.7||2.6||2.8||0.5|
|12||Cy Wing (So)||10||1.5||1.6||0.5||0.6||0.0|
|14||Jakob Seals (Jr)||11||5.6||4.6||0.7||0.6||0.2|
|20||Jacob Stanley (Jr)||1||0.0||3.0||0.0||1.0||0.0|
|21||Tyshon Hopkins (Sr)||10||7.6||3.6||0.7||1.2||0.3|
|22||Blake Porter (Jr)||11||8.5||6.5||0.6||0.6||0.3|
|23||Jeremiah Martinez (Sr)||11||8.2||1.5||1.4||0.9||0.0|
|24||Rayce Jackson (Sr)||11||24.5||8.0||5.5||3.3||1.8|
|30||Angel Ramirez (So)||11||7.1||3.4||3.1||2.4||0.1|