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    The handprinted sign says it all as Bryson’s girls basketball team won its first district title in more than 30 years with a 48-20 win over Woodson Feb. 11. Photo/Brian Smith

Cowgirls win first title in 31 years

Bryson’s first girls basketball district title in more than 30 years came to fruition Feb. 11 with a convincing homecourt win against Woodson. 

It is a trio of seniors in Brinkley Richardson, Kyla Jones, and Macie Jones which led the squad this year. Richardson has led the team in scoring most of the year.

Kyla Jones has done a good job rebounding and providing some needed offense as has Macie Jones.

It is been a pair of freshmen who have been a pleasant surprise this year, as both Tracy Hauger and Riley Valliant have had significant roles. Hauger on the defensive end with several steals and is normally the first line of defense. Valliant has had a nice second half of district play, coming into her own with a lot of rebounds and some offensive punch as well.

In the eyes of Coach Rusty Jones, the whole season has been interesting.

“Being a part of the first district title in more than 30 years is extremely humbling,” Jones said. “The time frame makes winning district more than just about basketball and my daughters and I feel so blessed to be a part of it. My family members who attended (Senior Night) have told me how special it was to be there and that it will be a night that they will remember the rest of their lives.”

With the District 21-A title, Bryson will get a first-round bye in the Class A playoffs, which began earlier this week. Coach Jones said the Cowgirls will more than likely face the winner of Sulphur Bluff-Miller Grove in the area round later this week.

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