Freeman Parish Memorial Tournament
Names Winners, Saturday Night
From Coach Larry Tucker
Birthright - The North Hopkins Panthers got a measure of revenge Saturday as they ran past Prairiland 66-51 to take home the consolation championship in the Freeman Parish Tournament. The Patriots had defeated the Panthers two weeks ago by 16 points. "It was really a good win for us," Coach Clay Pirtle said. "All the hard work is starting to pay off. We did a much better job on defense for the entire game and it has been the difference. After dropping the first game to tournament finalist Mt. Vernon, the Panthers reeled off a 56-50 win over a tough Tom Bean squad. Down 50-48 with little time left, freshman Alfredo Orozco, hit a three point shot from the corner to put the Panthers up 51-50. Tom Bean never recovered. Senior River Milam poured in 19 points with Silas Whaley hitting for 16.
Against Prairiland, The Panthers started fast taking a 15-4 first quarter led by Whaley's 45 foot swisher at the buzzer to end the period. Whaley and Jessie Williams each had 17points with Milam adding 12.
The girls consolation championship went to Campbell who blasted Cumby 57-36 behind 24 points from Haley Davidson including four treys.
In the tournament finals Leonard whipped Mt. Vernon 76-47 on the boy's side.
In the girls division, Prairiland outlasted the CHESS Lady Knights 65-46 in the championship game.
For third place, the CHESS Knights defeated a game Como-Pickton squad 66-40 in the boy's game.
Lady Owls - 3rd Place
For third place on the girl's side, the Yantis Lady Owls got revenge over a Chisum team which had previously beaten them two times in a come from behind 61-55 win. The Lady Owls fell behind 21-8 in the first quarter. Senior Maria Garcia lit up the nets with five long range three point shots in scoring 17 for the game. Angelica Sandoval hit for 17 also and Josey Wetzel had 15. The Lady Owls hit 25-32 free throws in the game.
For North Hopkins the Lady Panthers open District 16-A play at home Tuesday against James Bowie. The boys will travel to Wolfe City. Both teams will be at home Friday December 14 to take on Yantis for homecoming beginning at 6 pm.