February 07, 2007 EditionAlso in this issue...
Hoxie claimed the title in the junior high girls division of the Lawrence County Tournament. Team members are (front, from left): Autumn Simpkins, Devine Wilson, Leslee Parrish, Amanda Nelson, Chasity Becker, Amy Galbreath, Erika Manis; (back) Courtney Jones, Holly Gronewold, Brittany Hembrey, Alyssa McConnell, Randi Simms, Kelsey Lewis and Coach Larry Forrester.
Junior Lady Mustangs win tourneyDebbie Richey
The Hillcrest and Hoxie girls battled for the title, with the junior Lady Screamin' Eagles taking a 10-6 lead with the second quarter approaching. The Lady Eagles closed the first half holding on to a 15-14 lead.
Hoxie began to rally in the third quarter and took a 24-21 lead over the Lady Eagles. Hoxie continued their stampede in the final period and took the championship with a 43-35 win.
Alyssa McConnell led Hoxie with 17 points. Brittany Hembrey added 10 points, and Chasity Becker closed with eight. Amy Galbreath chipped in six points, and Courtney Jones contributed two points.
Tamara Evans led Hillcrest with 13 points, and Miranda Doyle contributed 11. Samantha Blevins added five points, while Natalie Johnson had four, and Leah Smith chipped in two.
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