Louisiana Quizbowl slays in tournament

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Members of the Louisiana High School Quizbowl team traveled to Washington High School on Saturday, Dec. 1 to participate in the Washington High Invitational Tournament. Louisiana fielded two teams in the 48-team tournament.

The Louisiana A team of Michael Powers, Marin Powers, Evan Jones, and Hunter Hobbs finished first place overall with a perfect 12-0 record, defeating long-time rival Hallsville in the final.

Michael Powers led the Bulldogs and placed first overall individually in the tournament with an average of 166 points per game in the preliminaries. Marin Powers contributed with six tossups (10 points each) and two “powers” (15 points each), as did Evan Jones and Hunter Hobbs with two tossups each.

The Louisiana B team of Brandy Farmer, Rachel Beard, Samantha Kilby, and Sonny Picone also played well against tough competition and came out with a winning record of 5-4 on the day. They defeated Hannibal A, Sullivan B, Houston B, New Haven A, and Owensville A. Brandy Farmer led the B team with 43.89 points per game, answering 38 tossups and one “power.” Rachel Beard answered 15 tossups and two “powers” and Samantha Kilby answered four tossups.

The LHS Quizbowl team will be in action again this Saturday, Dec. 8 when they travel to Columbia College to compete in the 2018 Missouri Quizbowl Association Fall Championship.

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Pictured from left is Rachel Beard, Samantha Kilby, Hunter Hobbs, Sonny Picone, Brandy Farmer, Michael Powers, Evan Jones, Marin Powers, and Coach Malia Jolly.

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