February 08, 2012 Edition

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The Hoxie Mustangs are champions of the senior high boys division of the Lawrence County Basketball Tournament. Team members include (front, from left): Jake Ellis, Colton Watson, Seth Hart, Jake Hickman; (back) assistant coach Braden Watson, manager Drew Defries, Hayden Defries, Slade Sullens, Tyler Hall, Brody Vanwinkle, Jacob Defries and coach Larry Forrester.
Submitted Photos ~ Lori Highfield

Hoxie boys earn
county title



Hoxie's Jacob Defries shoots a hook shot over Screamin' Eagle defender Evan Doyle during the senior boys championship game on Saturday night. The Mustangs claimed the title with a 66-35 win over Hillcrest.
Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Hoxie Mustangs defeated Hillcrest's Screamin' Eagles 66-35 to win the senior boys division of the Lawrence County Tournament Saturday night at Imboden.

The Mustangs held Hillcrest to six points in the second half to break open a close game. Hoxie led 35-29 at halftime, then extended the lead to 52-35 at the end of the third period. The Mustangs held the Eagles scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Colton Watson scored 21 points and Slade Sullens added 15 for Hoxie.

Colman Evans led Hillcrest with 16 points.


The Hillcrest Screamin' Eagles earned runners-up honors in the senior boys division. Team members include (front, from left): Alex Helms, Zach Doyle, Jeremiah Turner, Ethan Holder, Brandon Scott; (back) Evan Doyle, Tyler Parker, Colman Evans, Ben Allen, Hunter Nunnally, Corey Richey, Dylan Brady, Randy Hooper and coach Andy Durham. Lacy Nunnally is manager.

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