Friday, December 30, 2011
Little Rock Parkview claims Whataburger title
By Travis L. Brown
HALTOM CITY, Texas -- For the first time since 1992, the Whataburger Tournament Orange Bracket title went to a team from outside of Texas.
Little Rock Parkview defeated Milwaukee Rufus King, 72-64, on Friday thanks to an outstanding tournament performance from Imara Ready, who put up a game-high 32 points in the title bout to earn tournament MVP honors.
Ready and teammate Anton Beard said the prestige of the Whataburger Tournament only adds credibility to Parkview's claim on the No. 1 ranking in the state of Arkansas.
The Parkview boys won't be the only team bringing hardware back to Little Rock, as the girls squad beat Denton Guyer to claim the consolation championship in the DISD/Coca-Cola Tournament on Thursday.
Consolation Championship: Houston Klein Forest 56, Justin Northwest 49.
Klein forest ended Justin Northwest's hot streak through the consolation bracket with a 17-point effort from Jacoby Green.
Forest's 20 points in the fourth quarter sealed the win.
Northwest's Peri James managed 11 points, followed by Todd Christensen with 10, but it wasn't enough to keep one of the championship trophies in the Metroplex.