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Girls Tip-Off Tournament

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Kimber Yeager
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Tipping off December, James Buchanan Girl’s Varsity Basketball played in the 2023 Tip-Off Tournament on December 1 and 2 hosted by James Buchanan High School. The first game, Greencastle v. Southern Huntington began at 5:00 pm, and ending with a Greencastle win (72-69). 

The second game James Buchanan v. Mifflin County at 7:00 pm was. Mifflin County started strong and took the lead. However, Sophia Stoner (12) scored the first points for JB by scoring two foul shots. Making a three point shot, senior Morgan Iverson tied up the game before the first half ended. By the end of the third quarter Mifflin County led (25-21). Stoner along with Grace Egli (12) scored multiple three pointers in the fourth quarter, but lost with a score of 45-60. 

 “I thought I played pretty well, I definitely was nervous on Friday due to it being our first actual game. I had some really nice looks into the posts and to my team mates on the positive side but of course we are still looking to get better as a team,’’ Iverson said. 

Southern Huntington started day two of the tournament strong against JB.  Southern got the tip and went in for a layup earning the first points of the game. Near the middle of the first quarter Katilynn Yeager (12) who ironically wears number 11 scored the 11th point of the game. 

At the end of the 1st quarter Ainsley Green (10) scored a buzzer beating three pointer moving the score to 21-14 with Southern Huntington in the lead. 

At half time Southern Huntington maintained the lead (38-20). Receiving passes from the guards, senior Elizabeth Cooper contributed four points to the board by completing post moves. 

In the end Southern Huntington took the win (69-43). Despite losing the tournament, the girls put up a good fight and ended the tournament with smiles. Greeencastle pulled out the win against Mifflin County (47-33) making Greecastle the winning team of the 2023 tip-off tournament. 

“Overall it wasn’t the outcome we wanted, but I feel that it helped us realize what we need to work on as a team. We had some highlights and low points. We played two solid teams we will see this season which is good to show us what we need to tweak up for those matches,” Cooper said. 

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Kimber Yeager, Editor
written by Brody Crone With lots of interest in publication, Kimber Yeager brought a very positive attitude to the Yearbook staff. Not only did she display a bubbly personality in Yearbook, she also participated in cross country, track and field, and basketball. Although she favored cross country, she did not enjoy all the running. Yeager said she liked the rewarding feeling "at the end of the meet when you feel like you’ve accomplished something.”  After she competed in her games at school, Yeager spent her free time reading and playing basketball with her siblings at home. Even though they are “really loud” during their competition, Yeager said. As well, she loved spending time with her family, because they’re very important to her. Yeager values her family extremely high, because they’ve been with her for her entire life, and they’re always there for her. Yeager chose to take all advanced classes this year, as she wants to prepare for college. Her education is crucial to her, and she wishes to advance it through higher education after high school. She is currently uncertain about what she wants to pursue, but she is considering law or publication. Although her concrete ideas concerning her future are up in the air at the moment, she exhibits an abundance of optimism and determination.
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