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The Hoxie Lady Mustangs won the championship of the 3A Region 3 Basketball Tournament at Lake City. The Lady Mustangs defeated Valley Springs 49-42 in the finals on Saturday night. Team members include (front, from left): Emily Davis, Bekah Kopp, Devyn Pollard, Kinzie Worlow; (back) head coach Mike Chipman with Aiden Chipman and Cole Chipman, Kaylie Wright, Kaitlin Henson, Kelsey Moody, Sarah Riggs, Sydney Gillham, Ellie Britt, Abby Guntharp and assistant coach Scott Brown.
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Lady Mustangs are
regional champs

The Hoxie Lady Mustangs defeated Valley Springs 49-42 in the finals of the 3A Region 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Lake City.

Valley Springs, the defending state champions, led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter, but Hoxie fought their way back into a 19-19 tie at the intermission. Hoxie opened up some breathing room in the third quarter and led 32-25 heading into the final period. Valley Springs closed to within one point, 43-42, with just over a minute to play, but the Lady Mustangs scored the game's final six points to seal the victory.

Kaitlin Henson led Hoxie with 12 points, followed by Sydney Gillham and Emily Davis with 11 points apiece. Devyn Pollard had nine points, and Bekah Kopp finished with six points.

S-H teams compete at regional tourney

The Clarendon Lions outscored Sloan-Hendrix 46-27 in the fourth quarter and overtime to record a 79-75 victory over the Greyhounds in the first round of the 2A North Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday at Carlisle.

Sloan-Hendrix led 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, 26-20 at halftime and 48-33 heading into the fourth quarter. Clarendon rallied in the final period to tie the contest 67-67 at the end of regulation. The Lions outscored the Greyhounds 12-8 in the overtime period to take the win.

Both teams had to deal with tight officiating throughout the game. Sixty-five fouls were whistled during the contest, 35 on Sloan-Hendrix and 30 on Clarendon. Five Greyhounds and four Lions fouled out of the game.

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