by: Scott McCaulley
A tough final day for the Lakes Area Teams and the Pink and White Lady Classic Tournament at Drury University as both teams lost their finales.
For Branson, the number three seed was upset in the Pink Division Third Place Game by Number 8 Clever 72-66 despite 41 points from Lady Pirate Pricilla Williams. Branson made the first shot of the game but that turned out to be there only lead as Clever heated up from the outside and took advantage of Branson Turnovers and foul trouble to claim the victory.
Meanwhile for Blue Eye, the Lady Bulldogs finished the tournament where they were seeded but struggled against a strong and physical Kickapoo team as the Lady Chiefs jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back as they rolled 72-47.
The Pink and White Champions for 2017 are Strafford, who won the Pink Division with a 66-35 win over Mount Vernon and Skyline, who got by Fair Grove 65-53.