Green Country Lady Defenders Win Hornets Hardwood Tournament Championship!


GCD’s varsity girl’s team earned the championship title on 11/22/2014 in Springdale, AR at the Hornet’s Hardwood Tournament. The Lady Defenders beat the Fort Smith Patriots in their first round of play 39 to 32. Sophomore, Kaylee Smith, led the team in scoring with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Second in scoring was Sophomore, Phoebe Hook, who came off the bench to spark the ladies with 8 points.

Next, the Lady Defenders took on the Derby Invasion out of Kansas beating them 38 to 25. Freshman Melanie Williams lead the scoring in this second game with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 steals. Both freshman Annie Hogle and sophomore Kaylee Smith poured in 8 points each.

In the championship match-up, GCD girls faced the Missouri Mavericks who were on a current win streak of 7 games. The Mavericks were a force with their 6’5 sophomore center but the Lady Defenders held her to only 7 points and soundly captured the championship beating the Missouri team 36 to 22. Green Country had well rounded scoring from 8 girls. Junior Allie Johnson led in scoring with 9 points followed by Brionne Stokes with 6, Melanie Awalt – 6, Melanie WIlliams – 5, Kaylee Smith – 3, Annie Holge – 3, and both Avery Phibbs and Ashley Duncan with 2 points each.



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