The Whitesburg Middle School Lady Jackets basketball team won the A-team Tournament of the Letcher County Elementary Athletic Association Nov. 9 at the Fleming-Neon gymnasium.
WMS defeated the Letcher Elementary Eagles 40-27 to take the title.
The Lady Jackets finished the season with a record of 28-6. Other victories included being named champions of the Perry County Central Pre-season Girls’ Middle School Tournament, Queen of the Mountains runnersup, and 14th Region runners-up.
The Lady Jackets were led by eighth-graders Kelah Eldridge, Vannah Breeding, Keisha Collins, Emily Blair, Angelina Gose, and Lexi Smith. Seventh-graders on the team include Sara Baker, Kelly Adams, Cheyanne Stidham, and Seanna Coots. Six-graders are Kennedy Breeding and Cassidy Breeding. The head coach is Keith Baker, and assistant coaches are Robbie Baker, Kelvin Eldridge, and Chastity Fox.