Several post-Christmas holiday tournaments took place this past week. Teams from all over the Panhandle traveled across the state and took on the competition. Here we highlight some of the standout players for this week.
Baily Maupin, Gruver
The AGN Preseason MVP is living up to the billing, as well as the No. 1-ranked 2A Gruver Lady Hounds as they hosted and won the 2021 Gruver Holiday Classic. Maupin scored 25 points in the championship game against 3A No. 1-ranked Canadian and averaged 24.6 points per game across the tournament.
Gruver (16-0) stayed undefeated and handed Canadian (20-1) its first loss of the season after the contest was a highly-billed pre-district matchup between two top-ranked teams.
Mattie Boyd, Canadian
Though Boyd and the Lady Cats were on the losing end of the Gruver Holiday Classic championship game, the star senior forward shined in her three contests, averaging 13.3 points per game and scoring a respectable 18 points against Gruver.
Boyd and Canadian will face Wellington for a final non-district game before opening district play on January 7 against Dalhart.
Brendan Hausen, Amarillo High
Hausen led the offensive charge as the Sandies competed in the 2021 Arby's Classic in Bristol, Tennessee. The senior guard averaged 17.8 points per game as Amarillo High won its first two games then lost its second two games to end up as the fourth-place team of the tournament.
Will Luther, Texline
The Tornadoes had standout performances across the board at the 2021 Caprock Classic in Lubbock en route to winning the MCM Elegante Bracket. Luther stood out with 19.5 points per game, including a 30-point showing in the second-round 86-57 win over Lutheran North.
Kandin Ford and Grace Sim , Panhandle
Ford and Sims played a vital role in the Patherettes reaching the championship game of the Doube T Smiles bracket in the 2021 Caprock Classic in Lubbock. Ford was a consistent force, averaging 11.0 points per game across the tournament while Ford averaged 10.8 points per game over four games and had a 25-point performance in Panhandle's opening round 83-20 win over Smyer.
This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Amarillo-area athletes stand out in holiday basketball tournaments