Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament 2019: Warriors crown back-to-back tourney champions

The Ouachita Warriors with head coach Clayton Ray pose with their first place plaque after winning the 2019 Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament in the championship game defeating Woodlawn 50-34 Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Ouachita High School Gymnasium.
Gerren Smith
Staff Writer

The Ouachita Warriors secured their second consecutive tourney title over the weekend to win the senior boys basketball 2019 Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament hosted at Ouachita High School Gymnasium December 26-28, 2019. The tournament was sponsored by Print Mania. The Warriors displayed dominant victories against the Hermitage Hermits 73-36 in round one, then topped South Side Bee Branch Hornets 74-47 in the semifinals, and prevailed in the championship game against the Woodlawn Bears 50-34.
The Warriors improved to 16-3 overall and have sparked to a six-game winning streak under the direction of head coach Clayton Ray.
Read more from this story in Tuesday's December 31, 2019 MDR newspaper edition.