Glen Rose Junior High Lady Tigers notch three tourney titles over the weekend

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The Glen Rose Junior High's seventh grade A (top left) and B (top right) teams and eighth grade A team (bottom) were all crowned tournament champions on Saturday in their home tournaments. GRJH's eight grade B team won the consolation championship.

GLEN ROSE – Glen Rose Junior High was the site of four basketball tournaments over the weekend, and the Lady Tigers took care of business to the tune of three championship titles and a consolation championship.

Eighth grade A

The eight grade A team got the weekend started off on the right foot with a 42-19 demolition of Granbury. Eight different Lady Tigers scored in the contest that was firmly in control by the half, 30-8.

Hailey Ibarra’s 13 points led all scorers and included a bucket from behind the arc. Kennedy Overton knocked down one of the Lady Tigers’ two three pointers en route to her nine points, while Breanna Baker pitched in six points, and Kennedy Bunt and Kora Dodson another four of their own. Molley Beauchamp, Camryn Miller and Taylor Fellers added two points, each, to round out the offensive outburst.

In the championship game, a 25-point first half was combined with the (5-0, 4-0) Glen Rose defense shutting out the Maypearl Lady Panthers in the third quarter en route to a 39-23 win.

Again, eight players contributed to the win, but were led this time by Dodson’s ten points. Ibarra added two more three pointers to help her record eight more tournament points, and Miller added another six points to her total. Beauchamp and Drugan both chipped in four points, while Bunt, Baker and Overton added two points, each.

Seventh grade A

Presley Young and Abby Stephenson combined for 12 points in the seventh grade A team’s 19-12 win against Maypearl in its opening round of the tournament. Emma Lozier, Hannah Cantwell and Jeana Dougleas each scored two to help pace the offense, while Lindsay Andress and Clenna Elam added one-point each.

In the 25-19 win over Hamilton in the championship game, Young and Stephenson again paced the (6-0, 4-0) Glen Rose offense with eight and six points, respectively. Elam’s five points combined with two points each from Faith Shuffield, Lozier and Dougleas to round out the Lady Tigers’ scoring.

Eighth grade B

A 15-point second quarter for Walnut Springs ultimately doomed the Glen Rose eighth grade B team in its tournament-opening round, 23-14.

Citlally Espino knocked down three baskets to lead the (4-1, 3-0) Lady Tigers with six points, while Bailey Boyett accounted for four, and Julia Sanchez and Hailey Daugherty chipped in two points, each.

The eighth grade B team was able to right the ship in the consolation championship against Granbury with an 18-10 victory. Espino again led the Glen Rose attack, this time with eight points, while Sanchez added four more points to her tournament total, and Jordin Voss, Mailee Aviles and Boyet each scored two.

Seventh grade B

The seventh grade B team cruised in its opening round game over Maypearl, 24-4, thanks largely in part to Jenna White’s game-high 10 points.

In fact, Maypearl was only able to score in the third quarter.

Ayeisha Garcia chipped in four points, while Xhaxany Cuellar, Gracie Ramirez, Taylor McKenzie and Addison Barber all contributed two points, each.

In the Championship game, the (5-0, 3-0) seventh graders were able to muster out a slim, 10-8 win. White knocked down three points from the charity stripe in the two-point win over Granbury, while Austin Brown, Casey Herrera and Addison Barber all had two points.