July 24, 2021

Callaway Boys, Auburn Girls Take Home Tourney Trophies

[gpslideshow] © 2011 HeardCitizen.com

The 1st Annual Thanksgiving Shoot-Out basketball tournament hosted by the Heard County Middle School last week was a huge success. A total of 18 area middle school teams (9 boys, 9 girls) competed in the week-long tournament which concluded Saturday night with the crowning of the champions.

In the boys bracket, the Callaway Cavaliers dominated the tournament from start to finish and were never really challenged. In the final game they ousted Long Cane by a score of 64-31 in a game that was never close.

The score was 53-19 and featured a running clock throughout the 2nd half of play. Ernest Patillo led the Cavaliers all week and was named the MVP of the Tournament. The Braves finished 4th in the tournament after being defeated 51-19 by Auburn in the 3rd place game.

Lashon Echols and Drew Blair led the way for the Braves and were named to the All-Tournament Team. Carl Lipford, Collin Nutt, and Austin Barron also played well all week. In the girls bracket championship game Auburn defeated the Lady Braves 37-26 to take home the title.

Starr Taylor led the way for Auburn and was named the tourney MVP. In the championship game alone, Starr had 15 points. Four Lady Braves were named to the all-tourney team and they were Alyssa Cosper, Kemaiya Brewer, Jordan Watson, and Hannah Sanders.

Alyssa Cosper led the way in the championship game with 11 points and she averaged 12 points per game for the week. The Braves girls and boys will kickoff the regular season next Tuesday (Nov.29) at Callaway.

2011 Thanksgiving Shoot-Out Results

Boys Champion- Callaway / Girls Champion- Auburn

All Tournament Team (Boys)

Brookstone-Cooper Farley
Heritage- Cole Jones
Holy Ground- John Cockleree
Bowdon- CJ Brewer
Gardner Newman- Jemi Reed
Heard County- Drew Blair
Heard County- Lashon Echols
Auburn- Reuben Jacobs
Auburn- Noah Barnes
Long Cane- Day Day Rutledge
Long Cane- Miles Cameron
Long Cane-Mess Bonner
Callaway- Braylon Sanders
Callaway- Chase Cato
Callaway- Joe Brown
Callaway- MVP- Ernest Patillo

All Tournament Team (Girls)

Brookstone- Sloan Shannon
Heritage- Michaela Cushing
Holy Ground- Abby Hulsey
Callaway- Alexis Scott
Garnder Newman- Erica Daniel
Bowdon- Zana Montgomery
Bowdon- Kynetta Baker
Long Cane- Zaphoria Hutchinson
Long Cane- Kuynesha Spence
Heard County- Kemaiya Brewer
Heard County-Alyssa Cosper
Heard County-Jordan Watson
Heard County- Hannah Sanders
Auburn- Camille Franks
Auburn- Sarah Moore
Auburn- Nitra Slaughter
Auburn-MVP- Starr Taylor

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