Mitchell girls win Knights Christmas Tournament on buzzer beater
Hendersonville - Mitchell girls basketball team captured the Knights Christmas Tournament in dramatic fashion Friday night at North Henderson. Mitchell beat Madison 34-33 in the title game. It was a wild one. MItchell, 5th ranked in 1A by MaxPreps, trailed 30-28 with just under two minutes to go when Emma Duncan hit a three to put the Mountaineers up 31-30. Madison answered with a Jenna Barilovitz three pointer with less than 20 seconds left, that made it 33-32 Lady Patriots. Mitchell had in the closing seconds still down one. Emma Duncan's floater missed, Morgan Buchannan followed, missed, got the ball back under the basket and hit a bucket as time expired to give Mitchell the game and the championship. Mitchell is now 10-1, while Madison falls to 9-4.
In the boys title game it was a battle of cross county rivals, North Henderson vs East Henderson.. North got 11 points from Jakell Gossett to offset David Houser's 14 for East--and Gossett had a lot more help. North Henderson pulled away after a tight first quarter to win the game 65-36 and take its own tournament title.