Mineral Wells Index
BRECKENRIDGE – Paced by Shelly Abbott, named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, and by Jacqueline Berumen and Tearany Atkins, both named to the all-tournament team, the Strawn Lady Hounds won the Breckenridge tournament this past weekend.
The Lady Hounds (12-7) defeated Class 3A Vernon, 55-54, in the championship game on Saturday.
After falling to Merkel in the opener, the Lady Hounds came back to defeat Graham, 55-30. Strawn reached the championship game after downing host Breckenridge, 45-41.
In the title game, Atkins led with 17 points while Abbott and Berumen added 16. Also scoring were Eva de Gregorio with three points, Cidney Pollock with two and Cori Pollock with one.
Atkins scored 15 points to lead the Lady Hounds in the win over Breckenridge. Also scoring were Abbott with 13, Berumen with 11, Cidney Pollock with five and Cori Pollock with one.
Against Graham, Berumen and Abbott each scored 20 to lead the Lady Hounds. Also scoring were Cidney Pollock with seven points, Atkins with five and De Gregorio with three.
Against Merkel, Berumen led with 19 points and Abbott added 13. Also scoring were Atkins and Cori Pollock, each with six, and De Gregorio with four.
Ladycats fall to Wall
FORT WORTH – Playing in the always tough and invitation-only Whataburger tournament, the Santo Ladycats fell to Wall, 53-37.
The loss drops the Ladycats to 11-7.
“We played the toughest 10-game stretch I have had in awhile,”Ladycats head coach Tony Raffaele said. “We are now looking forward to our last non-district game and then district.
“Our schedule has made us a tougher team and we just need to continue what we are building. I feel very confident where we are at.”
Chasen Howard led Santo with 12 points, with Madison Lasater adding six.
Also scoring were Courtney Flanagan with five points, Megan MacPherson, Payton Billue and Taylor Nemeth, each with four, and Breeana Raffaele with two.
The Ladycats shot 71 percent from the free throw line, hitting 12 of 17 charity shots.
Wall led 12-10 after the first quarter and went on a 21-6 run in the second period to take a 33-16 lead at the half.
Wall outscored Santo 11-10 in the third period to take a 44-26 lead into the fourth quarter.