Salem Lady Tigers win league, tourney titles.
The Salem Lady Tigers rolled through the Spring Girls 7th/8th Grade Basketball league finishing with a perfect 10‐0 record and claiming first place honors at the end of season tournament. Salem defeated the Hoopsters 58‐25 in the championship game.
Bailee Bilyeu, a 6-3 seventh-grader, led all scorers with 18 points for Salem while Payton Curley and Chey Sercl each had 12; Kaleigh Nash added six and Camryn Pryor and Kari Hatridge had four each. Abbie Miller had 12 points to lead the Hoopsters. Jaycee Graves pumped in seven and Brittany Latham, Morgan Moss and Carsen Pemberton each had two for the Hoopsters.
In early games, the Lady Bulldogs 7th Grade defeated Hall of Famers 37‐24. Mattie Dean and Allie Harman each had 14 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Athena Temple added five while Kylie Brookshire and Michaela Sanborn chipped in two each. The Hall of Famers were led by Elizabeth Parkinson with nine points, followed by Celia Parsons with eight, Kendra Cameron with three and Sophie Parsons and Dani Martin with two each.
The other first round game pitted the Steelville Lady Cardinals against the Hoopsters. The Hoopsters jumped out to a 25‐6 first half lead and never looked back, posting a 42‐24 win to advance to the final game. Morgan Moss led all players with 19 points. Abbie Miller added eight, Brittany Latham had seven, Jaycee Graves posted six and Carsen Pemberton had two for the Hoopsters. Hutson and Schneider each had six for Steelville. Declue added four, Sexon and Gunn both had two and Winn added two for the Lady Cardinals.
The Lady Bulldogs 7th Grade team faced the dominate Salem Lady Tigers in the semifinals. Salem posted a 32‐8 lead at halftime and coasted to a whopping 50‐13 win. Bailee Bilyeu was top scorer with 12 points and Kaleigh Nash dumped in 10 for Salem. Payton Curley added eight, Chey Sercl dumped in seven; Camryn Pryor chipped in six; Kari Hatridge had five and Shelby Carr added two for the Lady Tigers. Mattie Dean led the Lady Bulldogs with six points. Kylie Brookshire had four points and Athena Temple chipped in three.
The 4th place game saw the Hall of Fame post a 33‐23 win over Steelville. Hall of Fame led 22‐13 at half. Elizabeth Parkinson led all scorers with 10 points. Kendra Cameron dumped in eight, Dani Martin scored six, Alaina Marler chipped in five and Emily Bullock scored four points for the Hall of Fame. Rivera led Steelville with eight points. Hutson and Gunn each had four; Schneider, Bouse and Winn had two points each and DeClue added a point.