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Hickman beat Blue Springs South for Holiday Hoops Invitational title

Hickman beat Blue Springs South for Holiday Hoops Invitational title

December 29th, 2013 in News

The Hickman Kewpies made their first appearance in the State Farm Holiday Hoops Invitational a successful one.

The Kewpies put four players in double figures Sunday night in a 61-49 victory against the Blue Springs South Lady Jaguars in the title game of the Invitational at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Jordan Matthews, a 5-foot-5 senior guard who was voted the MVP of the Invitational, and all-tournament team member Kendahl Adams had 17 points to lead Hickman. Emily Miller, who also was named all-tournament, added 11. Morgan Jones rounded out the foursome with 10 points.

It was a back-and-forth title contest in the first half. Hickman led 16-14 after one quarter, then closed the second period with a 6-0 run to take a 28-24 advantage into intermission.

The Kewpies slowly started to pull away in the third quarter. Hickman got its first double-digit lead on a layup by Adams that made it 43-33 with 1:13 left before Matthews drilled a long jumper in the final :30 to give the Kewpies at 12-point lead going into the final period.

Hickman's lead never dropped below 10 in the fourth quarter, with its biggest advantage coming at 58-42 with 1:22 remaining after a pair of free throws by Adams.

With the win, Hickman made it 2-for-2 in tournament finals against Blue Springs South this month. The Kewpies bested the Lady Jaguars 74-61 to take the championship of the Blue Springs/Blue Springs South Tournament in mid-December.

Remy Davenport tossed in 15 points to lead Blue Springs South, while Cloe Lane added 14. Both were all-tournament selections.