March 04, 2009 EditionAlso in this issue...
Screamin' Eagles earn title
EARN REGIONAL HONORS ~ Three Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles basketball players were named to the All-Tournament team following the 1A-2 Regional Tournament Saturday at Bay. The players honored were (from left) Samantha Blevins, Breanna Doyle, who was also named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, and Natalie Johnson. The Lady Eagles defeated Mammoth Spring 49-39 in the championship game.
The Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles defeated Mammoth Spring 49-39 to earn the championship of the 1A Region 2 Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Bay.
A closely played first half saw Mammoth Spring hold slim leads of 14-12 at the end of the first quarter and 24-22 at halftime. Hillcrest used a 13-2 run in the third quarter to move out to a 35-26 lead and held off the Lady Bears in the final period to earn the regional title.
Hillcrest's Breanna Doyle was named MVP of the tournament. Doyle led the Lady Screamin' Eagles with 13 points, all in the second half. Natalie Johnson added 12 points for Hillcrest.
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