S-C takes 2nd at Eldon tourney

February 2, 2014

Headline: S-C takes 2nd at Eldon tourney

Democrat Staff

Three Smith-Cotton players scored in double figures, but their performances weren’t enough to beat the Marquette Mustangs in the championship game of the Eldon Invitational boys basketball tournament.

In a close ballgame throughout, Marquette beat the Tigers 59-50 Saturday night in Eldon.

Chance Johnson paced the Tigers with 17 points, Dante Scroggins had 12 and Dalton Zaremba 10.

Marquette led 17-15 after one quarter, 26-19 after two and 41-35 after three.

The Tigers reached the title game because Battle forfeited their semifinal and the third-place game.

S-C (5-9) will host St. Pius X in a West Central Conference matchup Tuesday night. The varsity game will tip off around 7 p.m.

Warsaw 80, Ava 70

Randall Sherman broke Warsaw’s school record for career points, and the Wildcats beat Ava 80-70 in the third-place game of the Conway boys basketball tournament.

Sherman scored a game-high 35 points, breaking the old career record of 1,351. He now has 1,370.

Joey Cooner and Jesse Chamberlain joined Sherman in double figures with 16 and 10 points, respectively.

The Wildcats (12-7) led 26-13 after one quarter, 39-31 at halftime and 59-48 after three quarters.


Buffalo Invitational

The Warsaw Wildcats brought home four first-place medals Saturday in the Thundering Herd Invitational wrestling meet at Buffalo, Mo.

The Wildcats finished fifth in the 11-team tournament with 130 points. Sullivan won the championship with 172.5 points, St. James was second with 155.5, and Buffalo and Republic tied for third with 147.5.

Marshall Wilson went 4-0 to win the 113-pound division. Austin Larsen went 5-0 to win the 138 class. Michael Bryson won the 220 division, going 3-0.

Austyn Bair won the 285 class, going 5-0 and pinning Jeriah Scrogham, of Springfield Central, in 32 seconds in the title bout.