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Harlan girls split games in Florida tournament

The Harlan Lady Dragons split their first two games in the Inisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Classic in Florida.

Eighth-grade point guard Ella Karst poured in 24 points as Harlan defeated Gulf Breeze, Fla., 57-42 on Saturday. Natalee King added nine points for the 6-4 Lady Dragons, who close tournament play on Monday at 4:30 p.m. against Washburn, Tenn.

Harlan fell 62-28 to Clarkrange, Tenn., in its opening game. The Lady Dragons fell behind 24-6 after one quarter and were limited to single digits in all four periods.

King led the Lady Dragons with 11 points.

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Harlan (57) — Ella Karst 24, Angel Wynn 10, Kaylee Leslie 2, Natalee King 9, Alli Thompson 0, Aymanni Wynn 3, Emma Owens 5, Faith Hoskins 4, Abbi Fields 0, Marissa Marlowe 0, Abbie Jones 0.

Gulf Breeze (42) — Maddy Branning 6, Ann Helps 7, Bianca Gatmatan 2, Sara Mowe 8, Kaitlyn Biery 2, Mary Kate Hitpas 12, Savannah Branch 3, Victoria Burtt 2.

Harlan 13 16 14 14 — 57

Gulf Breeze 10 12 4 16 — 42

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Clarkrange (62) — Kassie Monday 7, Kaylie Monday 15, Lexie Pierce 11, Chloe Howard 1, Makenzie Pile 7, Mattie Bush 6, Kacey Sells 12, Ely Crabtree 3.

Harlan (28) — Ella Karst 5, Angel Wynn 1, Aymanni Wynn 8, Emma Owens 1, Natalee King 11, Alli Thompson 2, Kaylee Leslie 0, Peighton Jones 0, Abbie Jones 0, Abbi Fields 0.

Harlan 6 8 7 7 — 28

Clarkrange 24 18 11 9 — 62

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Harlan fell 84-49 to Pleasant Grove, Ala., on Saturday in the second day of play at the Inisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Classic.

Jordan Akal led the Dragons with 21 points.

Chris Lewis scored 20 and Brian Ross added 18 for Pleasant Grove, which blew the game open by outscoring the Dragons 25-10 in the second quarter.

The 2-7 Dragons will close tournament play on Monday at 3 p.m. against Rose Hill Christian, Texas.

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Pleasant Grove (84) — Justin Brown 6, Zyquez Perryman 12, Chris Lewis 20, Jamaryn Furlow 10, Brian Ross 18. Henry Ani 2, Kameron Blevins 8, Keri Bester 4, Kandall Mitchell 2, Brayden Coleman 2.

Harlan (49) — Jordan Akal 21, Kaleb McLendon 8, Johann Gist 5, Jaedyn Gist 9, Jon Eldridge 3, Charles David Morton 3, Kyler McLendon 0.

Pleasant Grove 18 25 18 23 — 84

Harlan 15 10 10 14 — 49