The Lady Bears 7th B Basketball team (7B) beat out Montgomery Junior High 27 to 11 Friday night, sending them into the winner's bracket of Magnolia Junior High's Basketball Tournament. 7B took down Oak Hills 28 to 25, making 7B's last game in the tournament the championship! 7B played a rough, nail-biting game against Magnolia Junior High, and they won 20 to 18! 7B earned the title of the 2018 Magnolia Junior High 7th Grade B Basketball Tournament Champions!
In their game against Montgomery, Jenna Shaffer made the most shots and played a spectacular defensive that resulted in her stealing the ball and scoring. Olyvia Nguyen led 7B’s rebounds with 5 and had the only free throw made for 7B. Haley Baird rocked defense with 6 steals!
Against Oak Hills, Hannah Neely pushed 7B defensively. Hannah blocked Oak Hills from reaching their basket and played a smart defense. Joy Fayrweather, Lizzie Mowery, Haley Baird, and Chloe Richards set up great offensive plays, which Summer Cosman, Mallory Majors, and Carlyn Shay continued in the second half.
In the championship game against Magnolia JH, Haley Baird stepped up to fill-in for an injured teammate and played almost the entire game. Haley made 4 layups and had 6 steals. Lizzie Mowery scored the most shots (5 layups) and also had 6 steals. Joy Fayrweather made a spectacular save below 7B's goal that resulted in 7B scoring. Olyvia Nquyen, Hannah Neely, and Jenna Shaffer bounced back from several fouls, never letting their defensive play be affected.
7B is proud of their tournament victory and hopes to continue their winning streak next Thursday against Tomball at Bear Branch Junior High (5:15 pm).