Frankston Indians, Maidens claim gold over holidays | Sports
The Frankston basketball teams both claimed gold medals over the holidays, with the Indians securing first place in the Latexo tournament with a 60-38 win over Trinity, while the girls took home a title with a 37-29 win over Harleton in the Glen Evans Classic in Troup.
The Maidens dominated competition on their way to the championship, outscoring opponents 206-106, and did not allow more than 35 points in any matchup. Junior point guard Willa Davis earned MVP honors for the tournament, scoring 56 points over the course of four games, including 14 to lead the Maidens in the championship game. Senior’s Bandy Bizzell and Mariyah Hatton came home with some extra hardware as well, as they both were named to the All-Tournament team for their contributions to the gold medal winning squad.
Not to be outdone, the Indians claimed their own title in Latexo. Frankston would not play in a close game all tournament, with the smallest margin of victory coming against Normangee, 45-29, and would outscore opponents 214-124. Indians junior’s Brayden Madison and Jake Westbrook were recognized for their extraordinary efforts for the gold medal winning Indians. Madison would be named to the All-Tournament team, while Westbrook, the reigning Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball player of the week, brought home the tournament MVP trophy.
Both Frankston squads are now preparing for district play to begin. The Maidens (19-4) first district game will come at 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan 5, when they travel to Cross Roads to take on the LadyCats. The Indians (18-4) will have a bit longer to wait, as their district play does not begin until 7 p.m. next Friday, when they will travel to Martins Mill to take on the top-ranked 2A basketball team in the state.