Fort Gay, W. Va. — Tolsia girls basketball won the 29th Annual BJM/Keyplayer Shootout over the weekend with a 68-50 victory over New Hope Christian at Rebel Arena.
29th Annual BJM/Keyplayer Shootout Champions
L to R Hailey Ekers, Amber Stevens, Sara Sturgill, McKenzie Cassell, Julie Young, Haley Collie, Lynndsey Cassell, Kerigan Salmons, Autumn Block, Aria Maynard, Brooklyn Evans
In the Championship game the Rebels outscored the Statesmen 25-13 in the final period to pick up the victory.
Autumn Block was named the MVP of the BJM/Keyplayer Shootout.
MVP Autumn Block and Lynndsey Cassell tallied 21 points each to lead the way, Cassell hit 5 three pointers, Kerigan Salmons scored 9 points in the decisive fourth quarter and finished with 15 points, Brooklyn Evans 5 points, Julie Young 4 points and Haley Collie scored 2 points.
Lynndsey Cassell made the all tournament team in the BJM Shootout.
Tolsia went 8 of 10 from the foul line and hit 8 three pointers.
Maran McCallister led New Hope Christian with 27 points, Ivy Hines tallied 11 points, Eden Leist 6 points, Jenna Tripp and Kayla Winner 3 points each.
New Hope Christian hit 3 three pointers and went 13 of 20 from the foul line.
NHC 9 17 11 13 = 50
THS 14 14 15 25 = 68
Tolsia 52 Riverview 48 ( Friday )
In the opening game of the tournament the Rebels overcame foul trouble to squeeze by the #8 team in single A.
Autumn Block led the way with 18 points, Kerigan Salmons tallied 12 points, Lynndsey Cassell scored 9 points, Brooklyn Evans 5 points, Julie Young 4 points and Haley Collie chipped in with 2 points.
Kerigan Salmons made the All Tournament team in the BJM Shootout.
Tolsia hit 2 three pointers and went 15 of 26 from the foul line.
Riverview was led by Trista Lester with 12 points, Ali Morgan 9 points, Abigail Pruitt 8 points, Haley Payne 7 points, Katie Bailey 4 points, Chloe Mitchem 3 points and Brooke Fuller 2 points and Haylee Blankenship 1 point.
The Raiders hit 2 three pointers and went 18 of 34 from the foul line.
Tolsia will return to action on Saturday against Phelps on the road at Noon.
Tolsia Head Coach Ric Morrone
“… I am really proud of our team for the determination they showed against two very good teams. To win the BJM/Shootout is an honor and a great accomplishment for everyone. We still have a long way to go this season and a lot of areas to improve in, but it is a good start.”
“… I want to thank everyone that helped make the BJM/Keyplayer shootout a great event again this year. A special shout-out to tournament director, Mr. Jake Arbaugh and the administration at Tolsia High school for the help and support of the tournament.”