Smithton’s Drew Apsher dribbbles past Zach Reimler of Jamestown, during the fourth quarter of the third place game Saturday night at the Tipton Tournament. Smithton defeated Jamestown 68-56 to captured the third place title in the tournament. With the win the Tigers improved to 4-1 on the season and will face Cole Camp Tuesday night at Smithton.


Smithton’s Drew Apsher dribbbles past Zach Reimler of Jamestown, during the fourth quarter of the third place game Saturday night at the Tipton Tournament. Smithton defeated Jamestown 68-56 to captured the third place title in the tournament. With the win the Tigers improved to 4-1 on the season and will face Cole Camp Tuesday night at Smithton.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_tsd120715preproundup1.jpgSmithton’s Drew Apsher dribbbles past Zach Reimler of Jamestown, during the fourth quarter of the third place game Saturday night at the Tipton Tournament. Smithton defeated Jamestown 68-56 to captured the third place title in the tournament. With the win the Tigers improved to 4-1 on the season and will face Cole Camp Tuesday night at Smithton.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Smithton 68, Jamestown 56

The Smithton Tigers defeated the Jamestown Eagles 68-56 in the third place game of the Tipton Tournament Saturday night.

The Tigers led throughout most of the game.

Drew Apsher led Smithton with 35 points. Brandon Amos had 10 for Smithton. Will Tripp added nine points and Garrett Dowdy had seven in the game.

Wyatt Hunziker had 13 for Jamestown.

“We had fun tonight,” Smithton coach Rich Pond said after the game. ” I think the other night we put too much pressure on ourselves to win to get to the title game.

“We slowed it down a little and relaxed more because we know we face a tough opponent in Monday’s game.” Pond added.

Smithton, 4-1 on the season, will face Cole Camp at home Tuesday night.

Grain Valley 63, Sacred Heart 56

Grain Valley defeated Sacred Heart 63-56 Saturday morning in the Marshall Invitational Basketball Tournament.

The Gremlins trailed by as many as 11 in the first half, but the team ended the half with a 3-pointer by Will Prenger. The Eagles outscored Sacred Heart 16-8 in the third quarter.

The Gremlins gave up six 3-pointers to Grain Valley’s Ethan Lasley, who finished leading the Eagles with six 3-point field goals.

Prenger led the Gremlins with 16 points and Trent Lyles contributed 14. They were the only Gremlins to reach double figures Saturday. Lyles was named to the All-Tournament team.

Sacred Heart is now 2-2 on the season.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Cole Camp 63, Butler 55

The Cole Camp Lady Bluebirds won over Butler 63-55 Friday in the Warsaw Tournament.

Cole Camp trailed 13-8 after the first quarter, and Butler continued to lead 34-28 going into halftime. Cole Camp then outscored Butler 15-13 in the third quarter and outscored Butler again 20-8 in the fourth.

Bailey Heimsoth led the Lady Bluebirds with 26 points and MacKenze Gudde contributed 18. Both Heimsoth and Gudde were named to the All-Tournament team.

Cole Camp, now 3-1, will face Smithton at home at 6 p.m. Monday.

Sedalia Democrat
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