The Pilot Grove boys basketball team fell short in its bid for the championship in the Tipton Tournament over the weekend, losing to top-seeded Climax Springs 56-48.


The Pilot Grove boys basketball team fell short in its bid for the championship in the Tipton Tournament over the weekend, losing to top-seeded Climax Springs 56-48.

The Tigers, dropping to 3-1 on the season, trailed Climax Springs for pretty much the entire game as the Cougars led 16-10 after one, 32-21 at the half and 40-33 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Climax Springs outscored Pilot Grove 16-15 for the victory.

For Pilot Grove, Jacob Schuster had 21 points and Colby Kraus with 15.

Smithton (G) 62
Pilot Grove 48
The Smithton girls basketball team claimed the third place trophy in the Tipton Tournament by beating the Pilot Grove Lady Tigers for the second time this season by a score of 62-48.

The Lady Tigers, dropping to 1-3 on the season, trailed Smithton by just one (20-19) at the half but was outscored 42-29 in the final-two periods to suffer the loss.

Four players scored in double figures for Smithton, led by Hailey Kahrs with 19. Bethany Freel had 14 and Brittney Milsap and Cierra Monsees each with 10.

For Pilot Grove, Hailey Bader finished the game with 22 points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists. Kendra Wessing added seven points, three rebounds, three steals, two assists and one blocked shot, while Ciara Schlotzhauer chipped in six points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal, Lauren Vollrath with five points, nine rebounds and one steal, Kori Marshall with five points, three rebounds and one steal, Delanie Ellebracht with two points, Kellie Dillner with one point and three steals and Cassie Lorenz with five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one blocked shot.

Glasgow Tournament
Tyler Sanders had 17 points and Reid Littrell chipped in 11 as the Glasgow boys defeated Cairo in the championship game in the Glasgow Tournament Saturday night by a score of 41-36.

The Yellowjackets outscored Cairo in three out of the four quarters of play and led 8-6 after one, 23-16 at the half and 35-31 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Yellowjackets held a 6-5 advantage.

The top-seeded Harrisburg girls also won the championship against Cairo 32-30.

Chelsey Kroese had 14 points for Harrisburg while Courtney Cooley finished with 12 points for Cairo.
In the girl’s third-place game, New Franklin beat Slater 39-37 in overtime.

The Lady Bulldogs, improving to 2-1 on the season, trailed Slater 22-16 at the half before rallying back with a 15-9 scoring edge in the final-two periods to tie the game at 31-all. Meanwhile, in the final period, New Franklin outscored Slater 8-6.

Sam Kircher had the game-high for New Franklin with 14 points along with seven rebounds, two steals and two assists. Aly Hundley finished the game with 10 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and one steal while Amanda Cook added seven points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals, Jasmyne Boggs with five points, eight rebounds and two assists, Kalani Pihana with two points and one steal and Valerie Dobson with one point and one rebound.

In other games, Trisha McMillan had eight points to lead the Glasgow girls past Westran in the consolation game 34-29. The Westran boys, meanwhile, defeated Keytesville 70-50 in the fifth place game. In the boy’s third-place game, Fayette turned back Harrisburg 70-63.

Prairie Home (G) 46
Tuscumbia 32
Taylor Zey had a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Prairie Home girls basketball team past Tuscumbia Friday night at Prairie Home.

The Lady Panthers, 3-0 on the season, led Tuscumbia 24-16 at the half and then outscored the Lions 22-16 in the second half for the victory.

Megan Morton had 15 points, five rebounds and five steals for Prairie Home. Kendra Stinson finished the game with seven points, five steals and one assist while Kristynn Watson added four points, five steals, three rebounds and three assists, Krista Small with two points, three rebounds and one steal and Katlynn Watson with one point, six rebounds and one assist.

Tuscumbia (B) 71
Prairie Home 45
The Tuscumbia boys basketball team outscored Prairie Home 21-11 in the first quarter and never looked back, handing the Panthers their first loss of the season Friday night at Prairie Home.

The Panthers, 2-1 on the season, trailed Tuscumbia 30-29 at the half but was outscored 41-16 in the second half.

Gavin Walters had 18 points and seven rebounds for Prairie Home while Trever Huth added 10 points and seven rebounds, Logan Hettinger with seven points, Dillon Loesing with six points, two steals and one rebound, Kole Holliday with two points and one rebound and Jonathan Brandes with two points.

Green Ridge (G) 44
Bunceton 28
The Bunceton girls basketball team dropped to 0-2 on the season by losing to Green Ridge Friday night on the road by a score of 44-28.

The Lady Dragons trailed Green Ridge 15-12 at the half  and 33-18 after three quarters of play.

Rachel Emde had six points, four rebounds and one steal for Bunceton. Coree Kuster added had four points, five rebounds and two assists while Elizabeth Tuttle chipped in four points, four rebounds and one assist, Brittany Jones with four points, three rebounds and one steal, Erica Kahle with two points, one steal and one assist and Kaitlyn Fountain with two points.

Green Ridge (B) 58
Bunceton 22
The Green Ridge boys handed Bunceton its second loss of the young season Friday night on the road by a score of 58-22.

The Dragons, 0-2 on the season, trailed 23-11 at the half and 52-17 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Green Ridge outscored Bunceton 6-5 for the victory.

Kyle Hein had the team-high for Bunceton with 14 points along with six rebounds and two steals.
Austin Hein finished the game with three points, three rebounds and two assists while Martin Berwanger added two points and five rebounds, Ashton Campbell with two points, three rebounds and one steal and Clay Austin with one point.