The second place trophy from last year was motivation for Locust Fork’s county tournament win. Coach Brad Deaver commended all of the players and the extra work they put in since last season to accomplish the championship victory.
Locust Fork went into the tournament first seed and played Southeastern in their premier game. The Hornets defeated the Mustangs 43-34.
The win took Locust Fork to the championship game to vie with J.B. Pennington. The Hornets triumphed and won 38-25. Dylan Taylor led with 17 points. Gavin Payne had eight and Matthew Roy had six.
Payne, Roy, Taylor, John Colafransesco, and Slade Miller were named part of the all tournament team. Taylor was named MVP of the tournament.
The upcoming years look bright for Locust Fork basketball. “This group does a great job of sharing the basketball and playing unselfish. If they continue to work hard and are willing to be coachable, the sky is the limit.” Deaver said.
The Hornets finished their season with 18 wins and five losses.