by Rob Tetro
The Phoenix boys varsity basketball team won both of its games to win the Hannibal Holiday Tournament Championship that was held Dec. 29-30.
Phoenix erupted during the second and third quarters en route to an impressive win against Cato-Meridian Dec. 29.
The next day, a solid third quarter proved to be key as the Firebirds came away with a solid win over Jordan-Elbridge to capture the championship.
In the Cato-Meridian game, Phoenix was led by Dylan Doupe and his 14 points.
Following Doupe were Zach Sisera with nine points and Chris Vaverchak with eight points. Bryce Plante and Kyle Huniford each chipped in six points while Richard Howington, Brian Sawyer, Gino Mammoito and Corey Bowman combined to score 14 points for Phoenix.
In the title game, Phoenix was led by Sisera, who scored 13 points. Sawyer finished with 10 points and Chris Vaverchak chipped in nine points.
Richard Howington added seven points while Huniford, Doupe, Plante and Mammoito combined to score 12 points for the Firebirds.
Following the tournament, Phoenix now has an overall record of 6-2. The Firebirds have upcoming games against Westhill Jan. 8 and Jordan-Elbridge Jan. 11.
Hannibal boys basketball
The Hannibal boys varsity basketball team went 1-1 while hosting the Hannibal Holiday Tournament.
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