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The Hoxie senior boys basketball team won the championship of the first-ever Hoxie Holiday Classic. The Mustangs defeated Hillcrest 59-38 in the boys final on Dec. 30. Team members include (front, from left): Lucky Fallis, Diamani Davis, Chase Moore, Cade Forrester; (back) assistant coach Cory Watson, Austen Blocker, James Johnson, Brock Jones, Gene Miller, Alex Carpenter, Cody Roper, Paul Adamson and head coach Larry Forrester.

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs basketball team defeated Gosnell 55-24 to capture the championship of the Hoxie Holiday Classic on Dec. 30. Team members include (front, from left): Jarah Jones, Devyn Pollard; (back) head coach Mike Chipman, Krista Vankirk, Katelyn Fitzgerald, Becca Kopp, Kaitlin Henson, Kelsey Moody, Sydney Gillham, Kayla Roberts and assistant coach Kam Ashabranner.

Hoxie teams claim titles in Classic

The Hoxie senior high boys and girls basketball teams each won titles at the inaugural Hoxie Holiday Classic on Dec. 30. Alex Carpenter scored 27 points to lead the Mustangs past Hillcrest 59-38 in the boys final, and the Lady Mustangs routed Gosnell 55-24 in the girls final.

Paul Adamson added 17 points for Hoxie, while Tyson Durham scored 12 points to lead Hillcrest.

The Lady Mustangs were led by Kaitlyn Henson with 13 points.

McCrory defeated Hillcrest 64-41 in the girls consolation game. Tuesday, Dec. 29


Hoxie defeated the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles 51-25 in a girls semifinal on Dec. 29.

Sydney Gillham led Hoxie with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Devyn Pollard contributed 12 points.

Hillcrest was led by Baley Bell with 10 points.

Gosnell defeated McCrory 50-33 in the other girls semifinal game.


Hoxie's senior boys edged Newport 39-38 in boys semifinal action, behind 16 points from Adamson.

Hillcrest defeated McCrory 62-43 in the other boys semifinal matchup.

For Hillcrest, Dyllan Nunnally scored 16 points, while Jordan Keehn had 13 points, and Shelby Workman added 11.

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