NASHVILLE — The De Queen’s girls team was the runner-up in the Nashville junior high tournament Nov. 20. The home team took a 54-19 win in the final.
The pattern of the game was set early. De Queen struggled with Nashville’s full court pressure, and the Scrapperettes shot well. Nashville had eight 3-pointers in the game. Six different players hit a trey in the first half.
De Queen trailed by seven before scoring. The first quarter ended at 19-5. The visitors’ points came mostly inside when they could get the ball to Gwen Bradshaw. Nashville led 38-13 at the half and 54-16 at the end of the third.
Bradshaw scored 11 of De Queen’s 19 before leaving the game with an injury in the third quarter. Landri Liggin hit a pair of threes. Ellie Morphew added two points.
Jessie Lyle had three treys and 19 points for Nashville. Shalyn Lyle had a three and 10 points. C.C. Collins had nine points with a trey.
De Queen - Prescott
In the opening game De Queen ran away from Prescott 39-12. Prescott misses turned into De Queen fast break points leading to a 15-4 first period lead.
By the half the gap was 20-7. At the start of the fourth, it was 27-11.
Emma Chambers scored 20 points for De Queen, mostly on break aways. Kate Lindsey tallied seven points and Gwen Bradshaw three. Aubrye Gilmore, Tegan Gallardo, Katelyn Ponce and Landri Liggin each had two and Ava Billingsley one.
Bradshaw and Chambers each claimed five rebounds. Ellie Morphew, Liggin and Ponce each had three. Perry Nickerson and Lindsey had two each, Gilmore and Gallardo one each. Liggin made four assists, Gallardo one and Billingsley one.
De Queen - Springhill
De Queen built a big lead in the second quarter of the second tournament game and downed Springhill 38-16.
The first period closed with Springhill trailing by only 9-5, but when halftime arrived, the gap was 21-9. Each team added seven points in the third.
Gwen Bradshaw and Emma Chambers each scored a dozen points for De Queen. Kate Lindsey added five. Azulenny Ponce, Tegan Gallardo, Ava Billingsley and Landri Liggin each had two.
Liggin claimed nine rebounds; Bradshaw and Katelyn Ponce each had a half dozen.
Lindsey made three steals and Aubrye Gilmore three assists.