February 08, 2012 Edition

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The Hoxie Lady Mustangs are senior girls Lawrence County Basketball Tournament champions. Team members include (front, from left): Courtney Rice, Autumn Nelson, Brandy Alls, Courtney Sears; (back) manager Desiree Grissom, Kristen Carter, Grace Hall, Amanda Moskop, Cayley Rosson, Maddison Woodard and Krista Coffell. The team is coached by Chris Murray, and Kayla Ward also serves as a team manager.
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Lady Mustangs are county champs

Hoxie's Brandy Alls looks for someone to pass to as she is guarded by Lady Screamin' Eagle Elizabeth Rush during the senior girls final. The Lady Mustangs pulled out the close 63-60 win for the championship.

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

Hoxie's Lady Mustangs defeated the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles 63-60 in the senior girls final of the Lawrence County Tournament Friday night at Imboden.

Hillcrest led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and held a one-point edge at halftime, 24-23. A strong third quarter by Hoxie lifted the Lady Mustangs into a 46-37 lead entering the final period. The Lady Eagles outscored Hoxie 23-17 in the final period, but their rally fell short and the Lady Mustangs held on to claim the championship.

Autumn Nelson led Hoxie with 17 points. Brandy Alls chipped in 14 points, while Cayley Rosson added 10 points for Hoxie.

Mackenzie Nunnally scored a game-high 25 points, and Lindsey Crews had 14 points for Hillcrest.

Runners-up in the senior girls division were the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles. Team members include (front, from left): Stacy Maxwell, Sarah Saffell, Lindsey Crews; (back) Kellie Beasley, Elizabeth Rush, Shea Durham, Kathryn Tidwell, Mackenzie Nunnally and (not pictured) Ashley Mansfield and Alex Lopez. The team is coached by Bobby Harpole, and Lacy Nunnally serves as team manager.

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