H.S. Basketball Tournaments: Strafford Takes Third Straight Forsyth Title

Strafford and Hollister accept their Trophies after the Championship Game of the Forsyth Tournament.

by: Scott McCaulley

In the 60 years of the Forsyth Tournament, few schools have been able to claim the tournament title three straight years. Strafford joins that group as they hold off Hollister in Saturday’s Title Game 45-37.

Strafford got 17 points from Tournament MVP AK Rael in the win.

The Tigers stayed close through much of the game with Strafford’s biggest lead being nine points. The Tigers got 15 points from Josh Barlow and 12 from Cole Jones as they lose for the first time this season.

In other action at the Forsyth Tournament, Ava takes third as they run by Forsyth 55-29, Reeds Spring grabs fifth with a 51-42 win over Carl Junction with Blue Eye taking the other consolation game over the Forsyth JV Team 54-38.

The Forsyth All-Tournament Team:
AK Rael Strafford (Most Valuable Player)
Vance Mullins Strafford
Seth Soden Strafford
Josh Barlow Hollister
Cole Jones Hollister
Andrew Dalton Ava
Hunter Creson Forsyth
Ty Cooper Reeds Spring
Kyler Perry Carl Junction
Isaiah MItchell Blue Eye

Branson Wraps-Up Play in Willard Tournament
The Branson Teams both drop their final games at the Willard Tournament with the Girls losing to Fort Scott, Kansas 51-24 while the Boys lost to Sedalia Smith-Cotton 57-51.



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