The Boonville boys earned the Centralia Tournament championship Saturday while Hallsville sealed third and Salisbury claimed the consolation title.
Boonville beat host Centralia 57-48 in the finals. Pirates head coach Mark Anderson reacted to his first tournament championship at Boonville.
The Pirates entered the half with a 28-19 lead then outscored the Panthers 19-3 in the third. Centralia trimmed its 25-point deficit to eight before Boonville held on. Panthers head coach Scott Humphrey explained what he saw on the offensive end.
Humphrey’s seniors Guy Moran, John Durant, and Nic Brooks all scored in double-figures for 4-1 Centralia. 5-1 Boonville received a game-high 17 points from Luke Green.
Hallsville stole a 60-59 victory over Harrisburg in the third place game earlier in the evening. Indian senior Clayton Cook provided the heroics.
Scott Lunte with the call on KRES and centralmoinfo.com. Harrisburg managed to call timeout with 1.2 seconds left, but turned over the inbound on an offensive foul. Indians coach Brannon Bartlett reveals what the Indians drew up after Harrisburg took a 59-57 lead.
Cook also drained a three at the end of the third quarter to give Hallsville a lead. The Indians had multiple opportunities to close the game, but a turnover led to a Hallsville foul, and Harrisburg sophomore Jace Carr drained both free throws to force overtime. Hallsville improves to 4-2 and Harrisburg drops to 4-3.
In the boys consolation game, Salisbury defeated Sturgeon 55-47. Panthers coach Kenny Wyatt reflected on the victory.
Both the Panthers and Bulldogs are now 4-2 on the year. You can hear postgame interviews with the coaches online at centralmoinfo.com.
Boonville boys coach Mark Anderson:
Centralia boys coach Scott Humphrey:
Hallsville boys coach Brannon Bartlett:
Harrisburg boys coach Kyle Fisher:
Salisbury boys coach Kenny Wyatt: