HomeSportsLocal SportsHigh School SportsPine Bluff & Watson Chapel become first local teams to win King Cotton Holiday Classic games since tournament’s returnPine Bluff & Watson Chapel become first local teams to win King Cotton Holiday Classic games since tournament’s returnWed, December 29, 2021 by StaffSHARE NOW The Pine Bluff Zebras became the first team from Jefferson County to win a game in the King Cotton Holiday Classic since the tournament returned to action in 2018 with a 63-50 victory over Calvary Baptist, while Watson Chapel followed up with a 26-25 victory over the same team Wednesday to become the second team from Jefferson County to earn a victory in the tournament.Courtney Crutchfield led the Z’s with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals, while X’Zaevion Barnett registered 11 points with 2 rebounds and a steal followed by Troyreon Ramos with 10 points, and 4 rebounds in the Tuesday victory over Calvary Baptist.Pine Bluff becomes the first local team to win a game in the @TheKingCottonHC since the tournaments return in 2018. The Z’s defeat Calvary Baptist 63-50. #ArPreps #ArkVarsity pic.twitter.com/nAevF6I8YT— Luke Matheson (@LukeMatheson) December 28, 2021 Watson Chapel picked up their victory over Calvary Baptist in the second game of the day Wednesday in a low scoring affair led by Khamani Cooper with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal. Keshun Brown and Hampton Hall scored 3 points respectively to follow Cooper in scoring.Both teams went 1-2 in the tournament as Pine Bluff lost a close one Monday night to Cane Ridge by the score of 62-57. The Z’s fell to Raymond by the score of 58-53 following a hard fought battle where early foul trouble led to Crutchfield and Adams leaving the game early.Watson Chapel suffered a 66-18 loss to Beaumont United on Monday followed by a 58-46 loss to Raymond on Tuesday.