The SMHS Lady Panthers captured the Thanksgiving tournament at Whitwell High School over the holiday weekend, winning three games to improve to 4-2 overall.

They defeated Whitwell 50-30, East Ridge 75-14 and Christian Heritage, GA, 66-34, going into Tuesday's game at Livingston and Friday's home game with White County.

Nicole Hassler was the tournament MVP, while Ashley Cox and Brooke Kennedy were All-Tournament.

SMHS 50, Whitwell 30: Morgan Bridges led the Lady Panthers with four rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and 13 points.

Also contributing were Ashley Cox (three rebounds, eight assists, six steals, two blocks, eight points); Nicole Hassler (one rebound, two steals, seven points); Brooke Kennedy (three rebounds, one steal, eight points); Jessica Bertram (four rebounds, one steal, one block, five points); Julia Webb (five rebounds, one steal, four points); Sydney Early (two points), Tessa Cokkinias (eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one point); Emily Bryant (two rebounds), Riley Kennedy (zero points) and Jacki Livesay (one rebound).

SMHS 75, East Ridge 14: Hassler tallied 17 points with one rebound, one assist and three steals to lead the Lady Panthers over the Lady Pioneers.

Other contributors were B. Kennedy (one rebound, one assist, three steals, one block, nine points); Courtney White (two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, eight points); Jordan Thompson (two steals, seven points); Bertram (seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, six points); Tessa Cokkinias (three rebounds, two assists, two blocks, five points); Webb (two rebounds, four assists, two steals, four points); Cox (four assists, four steals, two blocks, four points); Livesay (four assists, two steals, four points), R. Kennedy (one assist, three steals, two points); Kaitlin Carver (one rebound, one point), Early (three rebounds, two assiss, two steals); and Makayla Kington (zero points).

SMHS 66, Christian Heritage, GA, 34: Hassler paced the Lady Panthers with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and 15 points.

B. Kennedy added four points, one assist, one steal and 12 points, while Webb chipped in 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and 10 points.

Rounding out the offensive stats were Livesay (three rebounds, five assists, two steals, seven points); Bridges (four rebounds, four points); Cox (two rebounds, one assist, two steals, three points); Abby Griffin (one assist, three points); Bryant (five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block, two points); Bertram (one rebound, one steal, two points); R. Kennedy (one assist, two points); T. Cokkinias (five rebounds, two assists, one steal); White (one rebound, two assists, three steals); and Tessa Cokkinias (one rebound, two assists).

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