January 16, 2013 Edition

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Mustangs are runners-up
in Swifton Kell Classic



Hoxie's Jacob Defries dribbles the ball down the court as he is guarded by an Izard County Consolidated player during Kell Classic action on Jan. 7. The Mustangs won the game 61-50 and went on to claim runners-up honors in the tournament.
Submitted Photo ~ Valarie Green

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Hoxie senior boys basketball team advanced to the finals of the Kell Classic, held last week at Swifton.

The Mustangs fell to Bay 85-61 in the boys final on Saturday.

Tristan Privett led Hoxie with 22 points. Jacob Defries scored 15 points, and Colton Watson added 12.

Hoxie edged Cave City 65-62 in a semifinal contest on Friday.

Watson had 26 points for the second time in the tournament, and Defries had 21 for the Mustangs.

Watson also rang up 26 points in Hoxie's 61-50 win over Izard County Consolidated on Jan. 7

Hoxie lost a 3A-3 Conference game at Manila, 63-54, on Jan. 4.

Defries scored 17 points for the Mustangs. Seth Hart connected on five three-pointers to finish with 15 points, while Slade Sullens contributed 11 points for Hoxie.

The Hoxie junior high boys defeated Manila 55-53.

Girls

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs lost to Harrisburg 36-32 on Thursday.

Krista Coffell and Brandy Alls each scored 12 points, and Courtney Sears had 11 for Hoxie.

The Lady Mustangs were defeated by Corning 46-37 in the Kell Classic at Swifton on Jan. 9. Alls led Hoxie with 11 points.

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