Lady Bombers take second place at CHBC Thanksgiving tournament

The Brownstown/St. Elmo High School girls basketball team turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City Thanksgiving Tournament, finishing 4-1.
The Lady Bombers opened up tournament play with a 48-35 win over Dieterich last Tuesday evening.
Morgan Brown led the way with a team-high 12 points. Other key scorers were Kyrstyn Fitch, with 11; Gabi Moore, with 10; and Emily Bone, with five. Dana Shelton, Mannie Grames, Courtney Zasada and Audrey Reynolds added two points apiece in the winning effort.
 The Lady Bombers continued tournament action on Friday afternoon against Ramsey.
BSE controlled the game throughout, as 17 points between Moore and Brown gave the Lady Bombers a 23-14 lead at halftime.
The Lady Rams struggled offensively in the second half, as they were held to just 10 points en route to a 47-24 Lady Bomber victory.
Brown led BSE in the winning effort with a team-high 11 points, six rebounds and five assists. Other contributors were Moore, with 11 points and four steals; Bone, with seven points and a team-high 10 rebounds; Fitch, with five points and four steals; Brandi Howard, with four points; and Elissa baron, with four points.
Skye Kimberlin was the leading scorer for the Lady Rams, finishing with 12.
BSE took on the tournament hosts, CHBC, in its second game Friday evening.
The Lady Bombers came out firing on offense, with Brown scoring 12 point en route to a 40-21 lead going into the second half.  BSE would not let up in the second half, outscoring CHBC 26-24 en route to a 66-45 win.
Brown did it all for the Lady Bombers, finishing with a team-high 23 points, six rebounds, two steals and four assists. Other key contributions came from Bone, with 14 points, eight rebounds, two steals and four assists; Fitch, with 10 points and four steals; Baron, with 10 points; Reynolds, with four points; and Moore, with one point and three steals.
BSE continued tournament play Saturday afternoon against North Clay. The Lady Bombers continued their strong tournament play, as they were able to secure a 15-10 lead going into the second quarter.
The Lady Bombers continued their offensive success, outscoring the Lady Cardinals 19-11 in the second quarter en route to a 34-21 lead going into the half.
The halftime lead was more than enough for BSE, as they were able to coast to a 66-49 win to keep its perfect tournament record alive.
Brown led the way once again, finishing with a team-high 21 points, seven rebounds, four steals and six assists. Other contributors were Bone, with 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals; Fitch, with 10 points and four steals; Moore, with eight points, four steals and four assists; and Baron, with eight points.
The win set up a championship match with Neoga which had also remained undefeated.
The game proved to be a high-scoring affair, as Neoga was able to gain a 37-34 advantage at halftime.
Neoga’s EC Thies and Jaycie Roy took over in the second half, scoring 38 of their team’s 42 points to help them capture a 79-75 victory and first-place finish.
Thies and Roy finished with 29 and 28, respectively, in the championship effort.
Brown continued her solid play in the losing effort, finishing with a team-high 19 points, seven rebounds, three steals and six assists. Other contributors were Fitch, with 15 points and three steals; Baron, with 13 points; Bone, with nine points and nine rebounds; Shelton, with 10 points; and Moore, with seven points and four assists.
Thies was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Other selections for the all-tournament team were Neoga’s Roy; North Clay’s Taylor Jones and Alyssa Groves; Ramsey’s Kimberlin; CHBC’s Tabitha Endsley; Dieterich’s Kallee Heuerman; and

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