20-point 4th Quarter Leads Salisbury Past Hartville in Class 2 Semifinal
March 10, 2023 8:00PM CST
The Salisbury Panthers broke a 26-26 tie with a 20-point effort in the fourth quarter to defeat Hartville 46-34 in the Class 2 Quarterfinal at Hammons Student Center in Springfield Friday night. The Eagles struck first in the third quarter on a three-point play by Logan Simpson. A trio of free throws by Cooper Francis tied the game up. Francis then took the game over for the Panthers.
Colin Schowe with the call on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com. Francis scored 14 of his game-high 22 points in the final frame. He also shot a perfect 13-13 at the free throw line to help see the game out. Coach Kenny Wyatt said the team did a great job coming together in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers held Hartville to 13-39 shooting for the game. Jalon Cryer was the lone Eagle in double figures with 13 points. Coach Kenny Wyatt said the defensive effort was the difference maker.
Both Salisbury and Hartville wore warm-up jerseys with the number 20 of London White on them. White, a starter on the Salisbury squad, died earlier this week. Salisbury advances to face Principia in the Class 2 State Championship tomorrow night. Pregame coverage will begin at 5:45 on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com
Salisbury coach Kenny Wyatt