Collierville hosts Dragon Fire tourney

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Photo by Kevin Lewter

The Collierville High Lady Dragons hosted the 19th annual Dragon Fire Invitational last week.

Sixteen teams from Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee competed, including local schools like East High, Melrose, St. Benedict, Cordova and eventual tournament champion White Station.

The Lady Dragons started the tournament on Dec. 27 with a big 84-33 win over Jackson Christian. The next day they fell 49-35 to Memphis Business Academy. That same day they beat Pace Academy out of Atlanta, Ga. 55-42.

Collierville lost 64-57 in overtime on Dec. 29 to Central Arkansas Christian for the right to take fifth place in the tournament.

Despite the two losses, sophomore point guard Mallory Taylor (PICTURED) was named an All-Tournament Player. Taylor is averaging 11.5 points a game this season, along with 3 assists and 2.5 steals.

The Lady Dragons are now 10-5 on the season and scheduled to host Byhalia this Friday at 6 p.m. Collierville will play a rivalry game at Houston on Jan. 17.

Other All-Tournament Selections Include:

MVP
Lyric Cole – White Station

1st Team All-Tournament
Alaina Price – White Station
Leah Jones – Northpoint Christian
Condaleeza Black – Memphis East
Marihya Hart – Memphis Business Academy
Bethany Dillard – Central Arkansas

All-Tournament
Isabella Carlson – Northpoint Christian
Jayla Webb – Memphis East
Ashley Hopkins – Memphis Business Academy
Mallory Taylor – Collierville High
Britney Johnson – Melrose
TaKyla Allen – Forrest City
Kailyn Anderson – Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
Camryn Jones – PACE
Brali Simmons – St. Agnes