The Lady Eagles Varsity Basketball team proudly brought home the tournament championship trophy from the Roundball Roundup Classic held in McKinney over Christmas Break. Tatum Ewing was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Additionally, Kendel Arnold and Kendall Droesch were named to the All-Tournament team for their outstanding play.
“Being named MVP of the tournament was so amazing. I would not have received this incredible honor without the help of my teammates and all the assists they gave me. The girls have such big hearts and they really push me and helped me receive MVP. I could not be more thankful for my team and this honor.”
In the opening contest against McKinney Christian, the Lady Eagles found themselves down 15-3 early in the game. Tatum Plunk and Emma Kampe came off the bench to energize the team to a 24-3 run and the Lady Eagles never looked back winning 52-33. Co-Captain Anne White played an outstanding game contributing 10 points and 8 rebounds in the win.
“I am truly blessed to be a captain of such an amazing group of girls who are not only excellent at basketball but are incredible girls. They have become my best friends and also made this an unforgettable senior year.”
In game two the girls' defeated Texas Home School Association 57-28. Tatum Ewing had 23 points followed by Kendel Arnold and Kendall Droesch with 17 and 13 respectively. Julia Bowers pulled down 12 rebounds and was a key to starting many of the fast breaks that led to the victory. Julia reflected “As a freshman on Varsity, it was awesome to help bring our team to a tournament championship! Next up we have district play, and we are striving to continue to improve and ultimately make the playoffs.”
In the semifinals, the Lady Eagles took on Abundant Life Academy from Little Rock, Arkansas and soundly defeated them 53-30 sending them into Saturday's Championship match-up against district opponent, Grapevine-Faith Christian.
The Lady Eagles took control early of the decisive matchup with Tatum Ewing recording a season-high nine steals. The team cruised to a 44-23 victory to bring home the trophy.
“Always proud of these young ladies not simply because they are God's creation, but I am also so happy for them and what they achieved during the tournament.” – Coach Roach
The Lady Eagles begin District play this Friday night, January 11, at home at 6:00 p.m., once again against the Lions of Grapevine-Faith. Come on out and support your girls' basketball team.
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