She Bears claim second consecutive county crown

The Phillips She Bears won the 2018 Marion County Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament championship on Saturday, Jan. 20, with the team’s 72-32 victory over Hamilton. Shown for Phillips are (front row, from left) Caitlin Martin, Lexie Dishner, Mary Ashton Hyde, Gracie Hallman, Jill Gillum. (Back row, same order) head coach Scott Veal, Julianna Taylor, Baily Bishop, Ally McCollum, Lexie Hajjar, Amber Markham and assistant coaches Julie Hallman, Deb Cook and Bart Hyche.

HAMILTON - The Phillips She Bears captured their second straight Marion County championship title on Saturday, Jan. 20, with a 72-32 win over Hamilton High School.

After starting the tournament with a 76-41 win over the Winfield Lady Pirates on Thursday, Jan. 18,  the She Bears were back in the finals for the second consecutive season.

The victory improved the second-ranked She Bears to 18-2 on the season. Their next contest is set for Thursday, Jan. 25, when they host Vina High School.

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