Two Glen Rose High School varsity girls basketball players -- competing on a Weatherford-area club team this summer called the DFW 2020 Hawks -- came home earlier this week after helping the team win its division in a national tournament in Las Vegas.
Kora Dodson and Hailey Ibarra, who are members of the GRHS Lady Tigers varsity, made the team based on tryouts that were held in April and May.
The tournament, which wrapped up the spring/summer club basketball season, began July 26 and concluded on Sunday.
The team Ibarra and Dodson were on consists of girls who are scheduled to graduate from high school in 2020.
Another current member of the GRHS Lady Tigers, Ally Andress, also competed with the DFW 2020 Hawks and was with them when they played in tournaments at Frisco (Super 64 Championships) and New Orleans (Basket on the Bayou), but sat out the Las Vegas tournament, according to Lady Tigers’ head coach Ramsay Ghazal.
“These girls playing (on a club team) really helps improve their skills, and it gets them a lot of exposure in front of college coaches,” Ghazal said.
The coaches for the DFW 2020 Hawks are former Midwestern State University player Derelle King and his wife, Kenzie King. Kenzie King was an all-state member of two state basketball championship teams at Brock High School, then played basketball for Oklahoma State and SMU.
Derelle is president and director of the club and Kenzie is the vice president.