Turns out the Brock Lady Eagles are not only one of the most dominant girls basketball teams in Texas, they're hard to defeat outside of the state.
The Lady Eagles (12-1) captured the championship of the Atlantis Bash in the Bahamas this past weekend, having little difficulty with any of their four opponents.
Brock opened with a 62-20 thumping of Wallaceburg, Ontario as Rachel Harrell scored 17 points and Trisha Jacobs added 11. That was followed by a 66-16 win over Augustine, Bahamas as Harrell (17) and Jacobs (13) combined for 30.
Their third game was a 41-27 victory against Gatewood, Georgia as Emilee Popeck led with 10 points, and they ended with a 49-25 topping of Lexington Catholic, Kentucky behind Rylee Lavender's 19 points.
"We played great defense the entire tournament and had a very balanced scoring attack with three different girls leading in scoring," said Brock coach Chance Westmoreland.
"It was a great experience to travel and play teams from other states and countries. We also had the opportunity to visit the Ranfurly Orphanage in Nassau. It was a very eye-opening experience, and the girls enjoyed interacting with the teenagers at the orphanage."
The Peaster Lady Greyhounds (9-3) finished second, falling 61-40 to Lorena in the championship game. Baylee Chapman led with 17 points.
Baylee Hull was named all-tournament.
The Lady Greyhounds defeated the Australian Travelers 82-22 as Ciarra Wright scored 18 and Chapman 11 and Marlin 56-40 as Taryn Cast scored 15, Kelli Burkhalter 12 and Chapman 10. In the semifinals they edged Gatesville 40-38 as Burkhalter, Hull and Chapman scored nine each.
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The Poolville Lady Monarchs went 3-1 in their own tournament, dropping the third-place game to Smyer 43-23 as Katie Cumbie scored seven points. Despite going 3-0 in pool play, the Lady Monarchs did not advance to the championship game because of point differential.
Poolville opened with a 37-34 win over Tolar as Tracy Johnson scored 18 and Cumbie 11. Johnson scored a dozen in a 41-24 victory against Springtown, then Cumbie scored 15 and Ryan Jennings 10 as they topped Fort Worth South Hills 40-33.
Johnson and Jennings were named all-tournament.
The Millsap Lady Bulldogs (5-5) traveled to Oxford, Mississippi and went 1-1 against some of the top private school competition in the state.
The Lady Bulldogs opened with a 60-46 victory over Amory as Sydney Herbel scored 27. Hannah Hobson added 12 points and nine rebounds.
Millsap fell to Madison-Ridgeland Academy, the No. 1-ranked private school in Mississippi, 60-46 in the second game. Herbel led with 20 points.
▪ Aledo 65, Granbury 48
The Ladycats (8-7 overall) began District 8-5A play with a win as Alexus Jones scored 26 points and had nine steals. She was 7-for-11 from the field and 11-for-11 at the free throw line.
Cameron Huddleston added 16 points and Madison Brown had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
▪ Peaster 46, Krum 45
A pair of late free throws lifted the Lady Greyhounds to victory. Baylee Hull (11) and Baylee Chapman (10) combined for 21 points.
▪ Poolville 65, Lingleville 6
Tracy Johnson's 22 and Brenlee Jones' 16 lifted the Lady Monarchs.
▪ Weatherford 56, Saginaw 41
▪ Richland 47, Weatherford 46 (OT)
Kailin Davis bucketed 16, Gracie Ferguson 11 and Maddie Dorris 10 for the Lady Kangaroos in a victory. Dorris scored 20 and Davis 19 in the loss.
Richland hit a shot at the buzzer to force overtime.