Horseshoe Bend was unable to travel for the Tri-county basketball tournament at the last minute and the annual event became a three-team round robin late Friday. The Cleburne County girls defeated Ranburne 51-42 in their first game Saturday then won the tournament with a 57-32 victory over Clay Central later Saturday.

The Tigers trailed Ranburne 24-19 at halftime then limited the Bulldogs to four points in the third quarter to get back into the game. Chelsea Parker led Cleburne County in scoring with 14 points and on the boards with eight rebounds. Olivia McDaniel scored 10 points, Kendall Houston nine, Brooklyn McDaniel seven, Haven Freeman four, Tatiana Ervin three, Alex Casey two and Micah Pentecost two. Ervin led in steals with four and Casey had three. Ervin and Parker each had three assists.

Against Clay Central, Pentecost led with 10 points.

The Tigers lost to White Plains 35-32 in overtime Monday. In what coach Todd Gable described as an “ugly” game, Cleburne County downed Lincoln 36-18 Tuesday. Lincoln led 9-7 at halftime.

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