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Kanab wins Cowgirl Classic
The Kanab girls basketball team were not very gracious hosts as they dominated Gunnison on Friday 42-21, and then beat South Sevier 36-29 on Saturday to win the championship trophy of the 2010 Cowgirl Classic.
Actually they were great hosts, feeding all four teams breakfast on Saturday morning, then handing out trophies to the all-tournament team and the winners of the Basketball Olympics held Saturday morning.
Coach Gary Glover was pleased with the girls’ effort. “They played real hard and I’m very happy for the girls,” said Glover.
Glover added that Kanab plays in the toughest region in the state, with Beaver and Enterprise currently ranked #1 and #2, with Parowan still undefeated, while Millard also has a good team.
This week, Kanab hosts Cedar City on Wednesday, then travels to Richfield this weekend for the 1A-2A Preview. The Cowgirls play South Summit at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and North Sevier at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Tournament MVP Kaytee Glover led the Cowgirls in their win in the championship game over South Sevier with 14 points. Sam Houston and Jannikah Ott pitched in with seven points apiece. Kanab jumped out to an eight point lead after one, 15-7, and led all the way.
In Friday night’s victory over Gunnison, Kanab jumped out to a commanding 24-6 lead in the first half, holding the Bulldogs to just one point in the first quarter. Calli Jackson led a balanced attack with 13 points. Sam Houston netted nine points and had seven assists, while Josie Orton scored eight. Jannikah Ott put in seven points, with Kaytee Glover adding five.