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Lady Eagles defeat LaFollette for championship of HMMS Tip-off Tourney

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By Dwane Wilder

It didn’t take long for archrivals Jacksboro and LaFollette to meet up on the basketball court. The Lady Eagles played the Lady Owls twice last week during the Horace Maynard Tip-off Tournament at Maynardville.
Jacksboro won the second and most important meeting of the two teams in the championship game on Friday. Whitney Williamson led all scorers with 17 points and Brooke Bane chipped in 10, as the Lady Eagles notched a 43-24 victory.  Also scoring for Jacksboro was Courtney Charles with six points and Olivia Brown four.
Kendra King and Amber Guy were the only two scorers for LaFollette. King finished with 13 points, while Guy had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.
The previous day, LaFollette had beaten the Lady Eagles, 28-20, with a more balanced effort. King and Guy led the way with 10 points each but got some help from Ashley Whited (4 pts.), and Sissy Bailey and Faith Evans (2 pts. each). King also had four assists and three steals, while Guy had 10 rebounds.
Bane and Michaela Smith led Jacksboro with six points each. Charles chipped in two points.