Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes Sweep Watertown Thanksgiving Tourney, Buffaloes Take One, Drop Two In Watertown Thanksgiving Tourney

Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes Sweep Watertown Thanksgiving Tourney

clarkrange-girls-teamThe Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes swept the Watertown Thanksgiving Tournament last week with an opening day win over host Watertown on Wednesday, then posting a big victory over Friendship Christian on Friday, and defeating Class 3-A Livingston for the title on Saturday.

In opening round action on Wednesday, the Lady Buffaloes had little trouble getting by host Watertown, as Kara Meadows scored 11 of her game-high 20 points and Charity Crabtree added 7 second period points to give the Lady Buffaloes a 22-13 halftime advantage.

After Watertown came back with a strong effort in the third period to cut the lead to 8 points, 29-21, the Lady Buffaloes turned it back on in the fourth period, with Hannah Garrett scoring 11 of her 13 points, and Meadows adding 8 more to go on a 21-7 run to win going away 50-28.

In addition to Meadows’ 20 points and Garrett’s 13, Charity Cabtree added 11, Breanna Bush 4, and Reece Stover 2 points.

all-tournament-girlsMaria Allocco and Brenna Luttrell led Watertown with 8 and 7 points, respectively.

In the semifinals on Friday, the Lady Buffaloes took an early lead and never looked back, as they blasted Friendship Christian 71-34 to advance to the champion-ship game on Saturday.

Hannah Garrett scored 12 points in the first period to lead a 21-8 charge, with the Lady Buffaloes continuing to pull away, taking a 21-12 second period advantage to lead  42-20 at the half, and cruised to the 37-point victory.

Meadows and Garrett led Clarkrange with 19 and 17 points, respectively, with Gracie Bush and Breanna Bush each adding 8, Reece Stover 6, Emily Gray 5, Charity Crabtree 4, and Emily Beaty and Carragan Fields with 2 points each.

Ashlynn Pittman led the Friendship Christian scoring with 13 points.

In the championship game on Saturday against Livingston, the Lady Buffaloes took an early lead and held a 2-point advantage at the end of the first period, 9-7,  behind 5 first period points by Hannah Garrett and 4 by Kara Meadows.

Meadows added 5 more points in the second period, as Çlarkrange gained another point on the Lady Wildcats to hold a 16-13 halftime advantage.

Meadows added six more points in the third period to help Clarkrange pull out to a 5-point advantage 32-27 going into the final period, and scored all 8 of Clarkrange’s points in the fourth quarter to post the 40-33 win.

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Buffaloes Take One, Drop Two In

Watertown Thanksgiving Tourney

austin-mondayThe Clarkrange Buffaloes participated in the Watertown Thanksgiving Tournament last week, dropping the opening game to Watertown before coming back and taking a close win over Friendship Christian, and then losing a heartbreaker in overtime to Monterey in the consolation game.

In opening round action on Wednesday, the Buffaloes took on host Watertown, with the home court proving to be a real advantage for the Tigers, who blistered the nets with five 3-pointers in the first period to pull out to a 21-13 advantage,

Despite the fact that Watertown connected on six more treys in the second period, the Buffaloes hung tough, trailing only 7 points in the half, 40-33.

Watertown continued to rain down the threes, connecting on seven more in the third period to pull out to a 53-40 advantage, and cruised through the final frame to post an 87-68 win, to advance to the semifinals on Friday.

Watertown hit an incredible 19 three-pointers in the contest, including 7 by Seth Price, who finished as the game’s high scorer with 23 points.

The Buffaloes had balanced scoring with Nick Hall leading the way with 20 points, and Cobe Hayes and Austin Monday each adding a dozen, Seth Henderson with 9, Briley Stephens 7, Sean Michalski 6, and Josh Bilbrey 2 points.

In addition to Price’s game-high 23 points, Preston Tomlinson added 19 and Austin Lasiter 12 for Watertown.

In action on Friday, the Buffaloes took on Friendship Christian in a game that saw the teams battle from start to finish, with Clarkrange managing to come back in the fourth period to post a hard-fought 50-47 victory.

Clarkrange took an early lead as Briley Stephens bagged two 3-pointers, and held a 12-10 first period advantage.

Friendship came back with a strong second period run, led by 9-point effort by Jacob Blair, to pull ahead and hold a 25-22 halftime advantage.

Austin Monday helped the Buffaloes pull to within 2 points at 38-36 in the third period with 8 points, including two 3-pointers, and led a 4th period run with 7 points, which saw the Buffaloes come from behind to pull out a 3-point win, 50-47.

Clarkrange hit five for five from the free throws in the final period, including 4 of 4 by Monday.

Monday led the Clarkrange scoring with 19 points, with Briley Stephens adding 16, which included three 3-pointers.  Cobe Hayes added 6 points, Sean Michalski 5 points, Nick Hall 3 points, and Josh Bilbrey added one point.

Hanley Subleszcz led the Friendship scoring with 13, followed by Jacob Blair with 10 points.

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