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Proctor Phantoms defeat Barstow for the Bob Ward Tournament championship

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Photo by Stacy Bates
Proctor Phantoms boys basketball team display their first place trophy after defeating Barstow Memorial School 38 to 26 in the Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Pictured left to right: Jacob May, Sincere Bride, Zachary Bates, Derek Almond, Peyton Mitchell, Coach Mike Morgan, Jack Morgan, Nate Greb, Callum Owen, Tyler Carrington, Coach Terri Carrington and Nathan Smith.

The Proctor Phantoms 5th/6th grade boys basketball team won their second tournament championship this year with a 38 to 26 victory over Barstow Memorial school during the Bob Ward Memorial. The Bob Ward Memorial Tournament is hosted at Proctor High School. Four teams participated this year.

The Phantoms defeated Christ The King school in the first round to advance to the championship game and Barstow won their first game against West Rutland.

Proctor and Barstow battled in the first half of the finals; each taking the lead many times, but neither being able to hold it.

In the second half, however, Proctor stepped up their defense causing Barstow to turn the ball over. This gave the Phantoms a chance to run the floor for fast break opportunities. The Phantoms also did a better job rebounding, many times allowing Barstow only one shooting opportunity.

When the fourth quarter buzzard sounded the Phantoms were rewarded with a hard fought victory over a very talented Barstow team. Congratulations to both teams for a great game.

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