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Lady Bobcats finish third in tournament

The Lady Bobcats basketball team from Garrett Junior High School finished in third place in the 2019 MLK Middle School Tournament held Jan. 18-21 and sponsored by Vegas Sports Apparel.

They defeated Roy Martin Middle School 29-11 on Jan. 19. Kiley Flowers was the high scorer with 10 points. Julia Carmichael added 5 points, Chiara Steffes and Alexis Farrar added 4 points, and Ellie Speaker, Addie Doane and Rose Randall added 2 points each.

“The girls played so well in the MLK tourney, and have been playing hard all season,” head coach Jim Konst said. “We competed against some talented Division 1 teams and held our own.”

In their first game Jan. 21, Garrett lost to Cram Middle School 29-19. Doane was the leading scorer with 8 points, while Steffes had 6 and Carmichael had 5.

The Lady Eagles won the third-place game against SLAM Academy 17-15 in a hard-fought battle, Konst said. Carmichael led the way with 9 points, Flowers had 4 points, and Steffes and Doane each added 2 points.

The other members of the 2019 Lady Bobcats basketball team are Kennedy Barrow, Bree Leavitt, Haley May, Sophia Muelrath and Callie Torgensen.

“This is talented group of young ladies who have been working very hard on their basketball skills and teamwork. They are fun to coach and I am very proud of all of them,” Konst said.

The Lady Bobcats are tied for first place in the Southeast Division 2 of the Clark County School District Middle School League with a record of 3-0. Their overall record is 10-2.

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