JV girls win tourney championship

From Staff Reports

Nov. 13, 2007 - ROYSE CITY - The Sulphur Springs junior varsity girls swept through the Royse City tournament last weekend, winning the tournament title and staying unbeaten on the season.

The JV girls are 4-0 after beating Highland Park 34-31, Rockwall Heath 40-32, and then Royse City 38-33 in the championship game.

Against Royse City, the Lady Cats were behind 33-29 with about a minute to go before Ashanti Ivery hit a 3-pointer, and then Jamonica Hall stole the inbound pass and laid it up to give the Lady Cats the lead. Alyssa Burney then made two free throws after rebounding a Lady Bulldog miss at the other end, and came up with a steal with 10 seconds left to seal the victory.

Ivery led the team in scoring with 12 points, while Hall had eight, Burney and Talea Reynolds four each, and Melanie Hudson, Linsey Fouse and Chasity Hall scored two points each.

In the 40-32 win over Rockwall Heath, Jamonica Hall led all scorers with 15 points while Ivery added nine. Hudson scored six, Jamie Askins and Reynolds put in three apiece, while Burney and Chasity Hall scored two.

In the opening victory over Highland Park, Jamonica Hall scored nine and Ivery had seven to lead the scoring. Hudson chipped in six, Askins and Burney scored three each, and Reynolds and Kayla Phillips scored two.

FRESHMEN

ROYSE CITY - The SSHS ninth-graders' record didn't come out as favorably, as the Lady Cats went 1-2 in the tournament, beating R.L. Turner 46-2 in the final game.

Caitlyn Nix scored 13 points to lead SSHS in scoring, while Megan Massey and Tyesha Thomas had six points each. Bre Edwards, Katy Hu, Frankiesha Hawkins and Cydnie Finney each scored four points, while Kyrie Ivery and Ariel Spataro chipped in two points and Bradyn Burney had one.

The Lady Cats lost to Greenville 39-30 in the consolation round, as Nix scored eight, Massey six and Burney and Spataro four each to lead the scoring. Edwards and Hu each scored two, while Hawkins and Ivery had one point each.

The Lady Cats lost to tournament runner-up Kaufman, 34-15, in the opening round. Hawkins scored seven points, Spataro five, Thomas one and Ivery two.

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