HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Montague girls garner tournament

The Montague Independent School District boys’ and girls’ basketball teams competed in their own tournament on Saturday.
Montague’s girls won the title, downing Christ Academy of Wichita Falls in the championship game 49-12.
The girls defeated Terral, Okla., 45-1 and then Notre Dame, 38-4.
This marked the second straight year the Lady Eagles won their own event, and the girls ran their record to 7-0.
Notre Dame, another Wichita Falls school, finished third and Terral was fourth.
The boys placed third, defeating Terral 32-25 for that spot.
Montague earlier in the tournament stopped Terral 49-33 before falling to Notre Dame 46-38.
Christ Academy defeated Notre Dame in the championship.
Victory Christian of Decatur also participated in the tournament, and took fifth.
Averee Kleinhans totaled 36 points in three games, to go with nine rebounds and 13 assists.
Hope Howard chipped in with 28 points, a team-best 17 rebounds, three blocked shots, seven steals, and she was 100 percent from the free-throw line. Trystin Fenoglio supplied 18 points, five assists and a team-best 12 steals.
Taygon Jones added 22 points, a team-best nine assists, and seven steals. Sydni Messer contributed 10 points, nine rebounds and six steals. Gabby Valdez had six points and 13 rebounds.
Destinee Kittrell also scored six points, and Mikey Jordan and Halea Holding also played and contributed for the Lady Eagles.
On the boys’ side, Dalton Atteberry accumulated a whopping 64 points, including shooting 76 percent from the field. Atteberry also had 17 rebounds, seven assists and six steals.

Montague’s Averee Kleinhans (21) rebounds the ball and heads up court while teammate Taygon Jones (10) runs at right. The Lady Eagles won their own tournament for the second straight season. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)