Friday evening was the final night of the Bob Braithwait Arapahoe Holiday Tournament and the Eagles of Southern Valley came away as champions in both the girl's and boy's games.
In the girl's 3rd and 4th place game, it was Arapahoe versus Blue Hill. The Warriors won the game, in a bit of a nail-biter, 50-46.
Arapahoe led by 10 going into the fourth quarter, 37-27, and the Bobcats began to climb back. Arapahoe though, clinched the game with some late free throws from Berkley Warner that helped them get the win.
Arapahoe was led by Berkley Warner with 15 points, Clara Hilker at 12 points, and Sage Larson kicked in 10. A well-balanced attack for Arapahoe to secure the win. They are now 5-5 on the season.
Blue Hill falls to 2-7 and they leaned on Ellie Mangers with 22 points.
In the boy's consolation game, it was Blue Hill versus Wallace. Wallace couldn't keep up with Blue Hill, losing 39-25. It was a clunky game for the two teams, but the Bobcats made some timely shots in the second half to win.
Kellen Schmidt had 17 to lead Blue Hill. The Bobcats are now 2-6.
Wallace was led by Matt Lungrin with 17 points. Wallace falls to 4-6 on the year.
In the girl's title game, Southern Valley dominated the Wallace Wildcats, 49-12. It was again a defensive showcase from the Eagles that led them to victory. Wallace fought hard in the game but couldn't break down the pressure the Eagles provided.
Wallace was led by Kendyl Flaming as she put up seven points in the effort. Wallace is 4-6 and will look to bounce back, this is a solid team in the western side of the conference, but they ran into one of the top teams in the state Friday night.
Tournament MVP Ann Bose led Southern Valley with 24 points in the game. Tori Bose had nine and Adi Hunt scored eight. Southern Valley improved to 10-1 this season.
We caught up with Ann after the game and got her thoughts on the team's performance.
In the boy's championship game, it was Southern Valley versus Arapahoe in a physical game. The Eagles won in a close battle, 58-52. Arapahoe came out of the gates strong, but the three-point line was crucial as Kamden Bose and Isaac Hamilton got rolling in the second quarter.
At the half, Southern Valley built a nice lead of 37-22. Arapahoe though, came back swinging, with Kade Fisher scoring 12 points in the third quarter. Arapahoe trailed 43-38 going into the final quarter.
It was a fight until the end, but the Eagles held on for the victory.
Arapahoe falls to 5-5 on the season. Kade Fisher had 22 points to lead Arapahoe. Trenton Roskop added 15 points.
Southern Valley is now 6-4, and was led by Tournament MVP Kamden Bose with 30 points. We caught up with Kamden after the game for an interview.