Warriors girls hoops finishes 3rd in Cameron Tournament

Smithville senior forward Christina Walsh during a girls basketball game Monday, Jan. 18 at Kearney High School.

SMITHVILLE — Smithville girls basketball took third place at the Cameron Tournament with the team’s 51-34 win over the host team Saturday, Jan. 30 at Cameron High School.

The Warriors sprinted out to a 12-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and refused to relinquish their double-digit advantage in the contest.

Senior forward Christina Walsh powered her way through Cameron with a 15-point, 7-rebound performance.

Senior guard Emma Chevalier made a big impact in her first game back in the lineup in two weeks, scoring 9 points to go along with sophomore guard Lilly Wornson’s 7 points. Senior guard Allie Andrews pulled down six rebounds while junior guard Kenzi Moes had five boards.

Smithville had a tougher challenge against Chillicothe in the previous round.

The Warriors held a lead for most of the first half against the Hornets, including a 35-29 halftime margin, but Chillicothe closed out with a 8-3 run in the fourth quarter to avenge a loss from earlier in the year. Smithville took down the Hornets 46-36 in the opener of the Savannah Tournament on Nov. 30.

Smithville (12-4, 6-0 Suburban Blue) beat Grandview 53-42 Monday, Feb. 1 as the Warriors retained retain sole possession of first place in the conference. After that, the Warriors will head to Ruskin (0-14, 0-6 SB) 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Ruskin High School.

Sports Writer Mac Moore can be reached at 389-6643 or mac.moore@mycouriertribune.com.

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