Mt. Hermon hosts tournament
Published 11:28 am Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Mt. Hermon School hosted a girls basketball tournament from Nov. 16-18 with three local teams.
Mt. Hermon School went 3-0, while Franklinton posted a 1-1 record and Varnado was defeated in its two games.
Mt. Hermon School began the tournament with a 42-38 win over Northlake Christian School on Nov. 16.
Brooklyn Falgout led Mt. Hermon with 13 points.
Shunna Williams recorded 12.
Blayke Brinker tallied eight.
Bailey Fortenberry posted five.
Katherine Quin had three.
The next day, Mt. Hermon won against Varnado, 49-14.
Falgout scored 20 points to lead Mt. Hermon.
Fortenberry posted 10.
Williams recorded six.
Brinker and Hayden Stafford both put up four.
Quin had three.
Lillian Turnage tallied two.
Varnado’s Deneilla Dillon topped her team with seven points.
Eliza Seals recorded five.
Myeshawn Fox had two.
Mt. Hermon School capped off their tournament games by defeating Franklinton, 48-30.
Falgout scored 21 points to lead Mt. Hermon.
Fortenberry posted 14.
Quin had seven.
Williams and Laken O’Brian both tallied two.
Franklinton’s McKayla Martin and Lyllian Boughton both tallied eight points.
Avaya Brown posted six.
Annsley Brown had three.
Jailynne Webb and Alyssa Bickham both put up two.
Franklinton went 1-1.
They defeated Varnado 59-31 on Nov. 16, but lost to Mt. Hermon.
Against Varnado, Brown led the way with a game-high 26 points.
Boughton posted 16.
Webb had 13.
Martin put up four.
Varnado’s Seals led her team with 13 points.
Fox posted eight.
Dillon had five.
Shunti Williams recorded three.
Janaiya Harry had two.
Varnado’s games were against Franklinton and Mt. Hermon.
“Before our season even got started, we lost our all-district player, Myeasha Peters, to an injury that occurred during our jamboree on Nov. 10,” Varnado coach Garnet Fornea said. “She will be out most, if not all of the season. These first two games (Mt. Hermon Tournament), we have played without half of our team, for various reasons. So, I’ve had to add some of our Jr. High players to fill in the positions. Eighth grader Deneilla Dillon, along with freshman Shunti Williams and sophomore Naya Bell have had to step up and play in the positions of point guard and on the wing. We are struggling right now to make adjustments and we are relying on the leadership of senior Eliza Seals and junior Myeshawn Fox to get us back on track. We did not perform well in either game at the Mt. Hermon Tournament, but we are working on getting our new starting five in place and familiar with each other.”
Mt. Hermon’s next game will be on Wednesday in the Franklinton Tournament against Loranger at 6:15 p.m.
Franklinton plays again on Nov. 28 against Kentwood on the road.
Varnado’s next game is Nov. 28 against Christ Episcopal School on the road.