Powerful Lady Pirates repeat as Lady Comet Classic champions

Both the Ash Grove boys and girls basketball teams played in tournaments last week, with the Lady Pirates traveling to Marionville to play in the 25th Annual Lady Comet Classic, while the boys traveled to Stockton to play in the Stockton Tournament.

          Girls
The Ash Grove girls basketball team repeated as Lady Comet Classic champions, knocking off Spokane in the championship game, 65-41 on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The Lady Pirates led 12-6 after the first quarter and 28-16 at the half. Ash Grove would increase their lead to 42-29 by the end of the third quarter, before adding another 23 points in the fourth quarter to win the game by 24 points.
Khloe Moad led Ash Grove with 20 points; Kennedi Climer added 19 points and Emma Eagleburger ended the game with 12 points.
In the semifinals on Friday, Jan. 24, Ash Grove defeated Crane 60-29. The Lady Pirates led 24-7 after the first quarter and never really saw any doubt in the game, increasing their lead to 33-14 by halftime. Ash Grove ran off another 19 points in the third quarter and eight points in the fourth quarter to win the game by 31 points.
Climer led Ash grove with 19 points, while Eagleburger added 17 points in the win.
Ash Grove opened the tournament with an easy 62-17 win over Purdy on Monday, Jan. 20. The Lady Pirates scored 23 points in the first quarter and 20 points in the second quarter to lead 43-10 at the half. Ash Grove scored another 19 points in the second half, while holding Purdy to just seven points in the 45-point win.
Moad led Ash Grove with 17 points and Climer added 16 points in the win.
Ash Grove is now 13-4 on the season and were scheduled to travel to Sarcoxie on Monday and host Diamond tomorrow night.    

          Boys
For the boys, they traveled to Stockton to take part in the Stockton Tournament last week and lost to Greenfield, 51-40 on Friday, Jan. 24 and 81-26 to Harrison on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
With the two losses the Pirates are now 1-13 on the trying season and were scheduled to travel to Sarcoxie on Tuesday and host Diamond on Friday night.

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