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Updated: 11/29/2012 08:00:02AM

Bartow has second Thanksgiving Shootout

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Stephanie Baur from Harmony knocks the ball away from Sahni Groover (24) on a rebound in Saturday's game between the two teams. It was during the second Thanksgiving Shootout at Bartow High School.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Sahnti Groover goes onto the court at the beginning of Bartow's game against Harmony Saturday night.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Alexis Zellner (15) passes to Chenya Lewis (22) during the Lady Jackets game Saturday night against Harmony. Lewis was named the Player of the Game for Bartow as they beat the Longhorns 58-37 in the final game of the tournament.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Harmony's Stephanie Baur tries to looks to get around Bartow's Alexis Zellner in their tournament game against each other Saturday night at Bartow High School.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Head coach Richard Murvin talks to his players during a timeout Saturday night at the Second Thanksgiving Shootout at Bartow High School. The Lady Jackets beat Harmoney 57-37 after losing the previous night on a three-pointer at the buzzer.

PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

Shanti Groover (24) comes down with a rebound Saturday against Harmony in the second Thanksgiving Shootout at Bartow High School.

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In the second year of the Thanksgiving Shootout at Bartow High School, twelve girls basketball teams competed Friday and Saturday nights.

Though not a traditional tournament with brackets and a champion at the end, the teams matched up against each other learning what other have as they will face each other during the season.

Bartow head coach Richard Murvin, said this year’s showing is showing the momentum of the weekend event as the crowd was larger and louder than last year.

He also said this year’s Lady Jacket team is looking pretty good this year, saying while not “real deep” there’s a lot of experience coming back.

Before the Thanksgiving Shootout the team had beaten Lake Gibson High 81-6 on Nov. 13.

In the tournament, the Lady Jackets lost Friday night to The Rock when a last second three-pointer doomed Bartow as it lost by one point.

On Saturday, the Lady Jackets and the Harmony High Longhorns played in the final game with Bartow winning 58-37. It was never a close contest as Bartow scored the first six points of the game and by the end of the first period it was winning 22-11. At halftime the Lady Jackets had a 37-22 margin and cruised through the second half to victory.

Teams that participated: Bartow, Harmony, Jefferson, Kathleen, Lake Region, Lake Wales, Lakewood Ranch, McKeel, Palmetto, St. Petersburg, Strawberry Crest, The Rock.

— Jeff Roslow




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