January 11, 2016 Edition

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Lady Mustangs advance
to Kell Classic finals

Hoxie's Sydney Gillham scored 27 points as the Lady Mustangs edged Highland in the semifinals of the Kell Classic on Monday at Swifton. Marmaduke routed Pangburn 60-38 in the other girls semifinal. Hoxie and Marmaduke will meet in the finals today.

Hoxie led 12-7 after one quarter, but the Lady Rebels closed the gap to 26-25 at halftime. Highland took a one-point lead, 39-38, at the end of the third period, but the Lady Mustangs played a tough fourth quarter, outscoring Highland 14-11, to pull out the victory.

Devyn Pollard added seven points for Hoxie, while Emily Davis, Bekah Kopp and Kaitlin Henson each chipped in six points. Henson and Gillham came away with eight rebounds apiece.

Pocahontas

The Pocahontas Lady Redskins raced out to a double-digit lead in the first half and went on to defeat the Lady Mustangs 47-38 Thursday night at Pocahontas.

Hoxie trailed 25-12 at the intermission, but fought back to close to within 36-30 at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Redskins held off Hoxie's comeback attempt in the final period to claim the win.

Gillham led Hoxie with 15 points.

Hoxie's junior high girls defeated Pocahontas 24-16.

Tuckerman

Gillham recorded a double-double with 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead Hoxie to a 67-55 win over the Tuckerman Lady Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the Kell Classic on Jan. 4 at Swifton.

Davis scored 11 points, and Henson contributed nine points and 11 rebounds.

Melbourne

Hoxie defeated Melbourne's Lady Bearkatz 57-36 on Jan. 3 at Hoxie.

The Lady Mustangs were in control from the start, building a 26-12 first-half lead and stretching the advantage to 47-20 after three quarters.

Pollard led Hoxie with 19 points. Kopp scored 16 points, and Davis added 12.

In junior girls action, Hoxie's Jaedyn Brown scored 14 points in a 36-31 loss to the junior Bearkatz. Melbourne also won the seventh-grade game.

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