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Caddo Christmas Classic Day One


web caddo classic caddo sg 2Caddo Hills went four for four during the first day of the Caddo Christmas Classic with the Junior teams earning victories over Foreman and Mountain Pine and the Senior teams defeating Cutter Morning Star.
The day saw just under 12 hours of action with 10 games on the slate. Kirby and Mineral Springs earned a pair of victories each while Foreman and Mountain Pine split senior high matchups.
Kirby kicked off the day with a 58-24 victory over Poyen in senior girls action.
Kirby jumped out to a 24-10 lead and held a 27-19 lead at the half. They outscored Poyen 19-5 in the second half to earn the win.
Shelby Fashee led Kirby with 13 and Kallee Cowart scored 11. Abby Fowler led Poyen with 10.
In senior boys action, The Kirby Trojans made short work of Poyen with a 58-24 win.
The Trojans raced out to a 16-6 lead and rode a 26-7 rally in the second to a 42-13 halftime lead. They outscored Poyen 16-11 in the second half to win the game.
Lee Whisenhunt led Kirby with 28, followed by Carson Smith with 11. Sam Jordan led Poyen with eight.
The Caddo Hills Junior Lady Indians defeated Foreman 49-11.
Caddo pounced on the Junior Lady Gators early with an 18-2 lead in the first quarter. They continued to dominate in the second period with a 21-0 run. They outscored Foreman 20-9 in the second half to earn the win.
Tracey Bershers led Caddo Hills with 20, followed by Liz Ruiz with six. Walker led Foreman with five.
Senior high returned to action with the Mountain Pine Lady Red Devils earning a 65-54 victory.
Foreman held a narrow 17-14 lead at the end of the first period and an even narrower 31-29 lead at the half. Mountain Pine claimed the lead in the third with a 17-9 lead and finished with an 11 point win.
Jordan Godwin led Mountain Pine with 20 points and Kiara Shoals led Foreman with 22.
Foreman got a measure of revenge in the senior boys match up with a 65-24 victory over Mountain Pine.
The Gators jumped out to a 19-8 lead in the first period and held a 38-13 lead at the half. The outpaced the Red Devils 27-11 in the second half to claim the win.
Tre Hicks led Foreman with 14 points and Tyler Zander led Mountain Pine with nine.
The Caddo Hills Junior Indians defeated Mountain Pine 56-21 in the final junior high match up of the night.
Caddo cruised to a 20-2 first period lead and held a 32-9 lead at the half. They outscored Mountain Pine 24-12 in the second half to earn the victory.
Cameron Gaither led Caddo Hills with 18 points, followed by Gage Galloway with 12.
The Mineral Springs Hornets claimed two victories while the Lady Hornets walked away from the Caddo Christmas Classic with one one and a loss.
Monday saw both teams earn victories over the Mount Ida Lady Lions and Lions.
The Mineral Springs Lady Hornets defeated the Mount Ida Lady Lions 57-36.
Mineral Springs eased out to a 10-8 lead in the first period and rallied 17-6 in the second to take a 27-13 lead at the half. Mineral Springs outscored Mount Ida 32-23 in the second half to preserve the win.
Chasitee Newton led Mineral Springs with 18 points, followed by Precious Johnson with 15. Olivia Coulter scored 11 and Ariana Johnson scored 6. China Newton scored three and Aiyanna Crawford, Camry Stewart and Ashley Green each scored two.
Kendra Burke led Mount Ida with 11 followed by Patty Anne Whisenhunt and Jordan Farmer with nine. Lauren Wingfield scored four and Lyndsey Crutchfield scored three.
Mineral Springs had to hold off a fourth quarter rally by Mount Ida to earn a 61-58 victory in senior boys action.
Mineral Springs eased out to a 16-15 lead in the first before outscoring the Lions 12-4 in the second period. Mineral Springs added two to their lead in the third, but Mount Ida launched a 23-15 run in the fourth to close the gap to three.
web caddo classic MS sb 3Darius Turner led Mineral Springs with 22 followed by KeShaun Davis with 21. Kevonte Esters scored nine, Camron Perkins scored eight and Tre’ Lacy scored one.
Cody Robertson led Mount Ida with 24 points followed by TJ Wilson with 18. Anthony Spurling scored 10 and Austin McAdoo scored six.
Caddo Hills closed out the night with a 60-28 victory in the senior girls game and a 70-58 win in the senior boys game.
The Lady Indians opened with a 19-3 lead over Cutter Morning Star. Coach James Owens turned to his bench in the second period and the reserves increased the lead to 38-17 by the half. Caddo Hills outscored Cutter 22-11 in the second half to earn the win.
Rachel Dumont led Caddo Hills with 27 points followed by Sara Bershers with 17. Allison York led Cutter Morning Star with nine.
The senior boys game was a wild one with Cutter Morning Star earning a series of technical fouls in the fourth quarter which saw their head coach ejected from the gymnasium.
Cutter opened the game with a slight 15-13 lead, but Caddo rallied in the second period to take a 38-22 half time lead. The Indians added to their lead in the third with a 20-12 run and looked as if they would close the game quickly. Coach Jason Whitaker turned to his bench in the fourth and Cutter took advantage cutting the lead to 11 before Caddo’s starters re-entered the game. Things got heated in the fourth with Cutter’s coach being ejected for unconfirmed reasons.
Caddo Hills won the game 70-58.
Hagen Cimino led Caddo Hills with 22 followed by Christian Duggan with 14. Tae Blevins led Cutter Morning Star with 21.

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