WELCH — Jacey Knight of Commerce and Welch’s Joey Powers were named the most valuable players at the Kenneth Sooter Invitational basketball tournament.
Knight helped the Lady Tigers capture the girls’ championship with a 45-44 victory over St. Paul, Kan.
She finished the tournament with 18 points, including a game-high 12 in CHS’ semifinal victory over Ketchum.
Knight scored four points against St. Paul.
Teammates Mandy Watson and Kourtney Reading also were named to the 11-player squad.
Others honored were Madi Borum and Morgan Westhoff of St. Paul, Demi Cavazos of Welch, Dakota Garrett, Jess Johnson and Amanda Lancaster of Ketchum, Rikki Potter of Watts and Alicia Turney of South Coffeyville.
Powers was named the MVP after scoring a team-high 16 in the Wildcats’ 60-46 win against Ketchum in the boy’ final.
He also had 19 points against South Coffeyville and 11 in the semifinals against Foyil.
Powers was one of four Welch players named to the all-tournament team. He was joined by Jacob Mount, Austin Buchanan and Gabe Moore.
Others named to the all-tournament team were Zach Barnes of Commerce, Dillon Noland and Tyler Ridgway of Foyil, Jerry Wilson and Steven Ahrens of Chetopa, Kan., and Davan Hardin and Breadon Doublehead of Ketchum.
Wilson set a tournament record by downing nine 3-point goals in the Hornets’ 60-56 loss to Foyil in the third-place game. He finished with 28 points.