The Frenship Tigers are currently 6-0 after the first day of the HUB City Tip-Off Classic. Girls Head Basketball Coach, Trent Hilliard, is gearing the team’s mindset towards creating a more powerful district play effort.
“We have some very ambitious goals for this year, but the main thing we are working on right now is to prepare for district play,” said Coach Hilliard. “We have won the District Championship for 7 years in a row and have won Bi-District for the last 8 consecutive years. We are working hard to repeat that. We have played 4 ranked teams so far (Winnsboro 3A #3, Garland Sachse 6A #23, Canyon Randall 4A #9, and Seminole 4A #11) and think our schedule will prepare us for those goals.
Teamwork and collaboration mean everything in basketball. Coach Hilliard feels thankful for the hunger for success each athlete carries.
“It is amazing to see the connection these girls have on the court. They are a selfless bunch that really enjoys team success. We had 5 different players score in double-figures on Saturday at Randall. In our few games so far, we've had 3 different leading scorers,” said Coach Hilliard.
Jim Wilcoxon Showcase, Randall Game Day Stats
Frenship defeats Randall 81-64
- Caitlyn Holt, 1 assist, 2 turnovers
- Abbi Holder, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, 4 turnovers, 15 points
- Andie Caddel, 3 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, 11 points
- Addyson Middleton, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover
- Jada Jackson, 4 rebounds, 1 turnover, 11 points
- Addisyn Bollinger, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, 7 points
- Kiah Buchanan, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 17 points
- Kedan Burch, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 points
- Abby Boyce, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, 16 points
After a great game at the Jim Wilcoxson Showcase, last Saturday, November 11, the girls felt fired up heading into the Seminole High School game on Tuesday, November 14.
Seminole Game Day Stats
The Tigers defeated the 4-A #11 ranked Seminole, 75-57. After trailing for most of the first quarter and a half, the Tigers took the lead for good midway through the second quarter.
Frenship was led by Abbi Holder with 24 points and 6 assists. Abby Boyce followed with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Andie Caddel chipped in 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting from behind the arc. Jada Jackson collected 8 rebounds – her highest for the season.
The Tigers will be hosting the HUB City Tip-Off Classic sponsored by Hub City Title Company on November 16-18.
“We love hosting this tournament. We have teams coming from El Paso, the Panhandle, the Permian Basin and local teams as well. It will be 3 days of great games. We really appreciate HUB City Title for sponsoring us again this year,” said Coach Hilliard.
On Thursday, November 16, in the HUB City Tip-Off, the Tigers played El Paso Montwood and Plainview High School. The girls came out victorious in both games, 68-39 for El Paso Montwood, and 79-39 for the Plainview Bulldogs.
Next in the gold bracket, the Tigers will play Seminole High School at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17 in the Tiger Pit. From there, if the Tigers advance to the Championship, they will play either Tascosa or Idalou High School at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18 in the Tiger Pit.
Stay tuned for more Hub City-Tip Off results and game day recaps.
Best of Luck, Ladies!
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