Chisum girls basketball

Chisum junior Sarah Hunt (1) drives to the basket for a layup against Como-Pickton in a previous tournament game at Rivercrest High School.

BOGATA — The Chisum Lady Mustangs experienced success in the Rivercrest Holiday Tournament as they defeated the likes of Detroit and Como-Pickton by final scores of 55-21 and 52-21.

In the first game against Detroit, Chisum led 19-6 at halftime, but blew the game wide open as the team outscored the Lady Eagles 22-7 in the third, and 14-8 in the fourth. Against Como-Pickton, Chisum got off to a fast start as the team ourtscored Como-Pickton 35-10 in the first half, then cruised through the second half without a legitimate threat from the Lady Eagles.

Lady Mustangs junior Sarah Hunt led the way in the two wins as she finished with 26 points against Detroit and scored 32 against Como-Pickton. Junior post Zoe Tucker put in work as well as she finished with a total of 15 points and 21 rebounds in both games combined. Freshman post Harmony Marsh also contributed in the wins as she posted 12 points and five rebounds in both games combined.

The Lady Mustangs will hit the court again at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rivercrest.

Lady Rebels compete in home tourney

The Rivercrest Lady Rebels basketball team fought hard in their home tournament, but fell in three of its four games to Como-Pickton, Prairiland and DeKalb. Rivercrest did defeat Pewitt in its first outing by a final score of 45-36. Two of the Lady Rebels’ losses were by a combined three points, while the loss to Prairiland was by a margin of 41 points.

In the team’s first game against Como-Pickton, the Lady Rebels held a one-point lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Eagles hit a 3-pointer as time expired to steal a 39-37 win. Against Prairiland, the Lady Rebels kept it close early, but the Lady Patriots used tenacious defense and quick transition offense to put the Lady Rebels away essentially by halftime. In their final game against DeKalb, the Lady Rebels kept it close with the Lady Bears throughout, but ultimately fell, 37-34 in overtime.

Farrah Savage shined in the tournament as she posted 33 points, 37 rebounds and 21 steals in all four games combined, while Hannah Binion totaled 17 points, 19 rebounds and two steals through four games. Jaden Bishop also contributed with 15 points, 31 rebounds, five blocks and three steals in the tournament, while Loren Easley compiled 24 points, 19 rebounds, 10 steals and three blocks.

The Lady Rebels will see the hardwood again at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Chisum.

Paris wins Rains Tourney

The Paris Lady Wildcats basketball team defeated the Van Lady Vandals in double-overtime by a final score of 47-45 to take home first place in the Rains Basketball Tournament.

In the championship game, star senior Peaches Jackson led the way as she dropped 24 points — including all nine of her team’s first quarter points. Carol Croom also chipped in with seven points, while Quiniya Savage and Tori Jones each recorded four points.

In their other three games, the Lady ’Cats fell to Tatum by a final score of 45-38, but defeated the likes of Emory Rains and Henderson by final scores of 33-27 and 65-32, respectively.

In the remaining three games combined, Jackson led Paris with 41 points, while Savage poured in 32 points and Jones registered 19 points. Croom also chipped in with 24 points through three games.

The Lady ’Cats are in action again at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Pleasant.

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