Eighth-Grade Girls Finish Runner-up At Tourney
The East Newton eighth grade girls’ basketball team defeated McDonald County 20-16 in the championship game of the East Newton Eighth-Grade Girls Basketball Tournament on Nov. 3 in Granby.
Nicole Estrada scored six points and Adasyn Leach had five to lead McDonald County. Martha Izazaga added three points and Kloe Myers
McDonald County advanced to the championship game with a 21-10 win over Monett and an 18-17 win over Lamar in pool play.
Against Lamar on Oct. 30, Estrada and Myers had six points each to lead McDonald County while Leach and Abigail Wiseman added three points each.
Myers scored nine points and Estrada had seven to lead the Lady Mustangs past Monett on Nov. 2. Izazaga added four points and Madeline McCall had one.
In a regular season game on Oct. 31 at Seneca, McDonald County eked out a 27-25 win behind nine points from Myers and eight by Wiseman. Rounding out the scoring for McDonald County were Ebenee Munoz with four points and McCall, Izazaga and Estrada with two each.
McDonald County, 3-1 on the season, was at East Newton on Nov. 7 and at Mount Vernon on Nov. 10.