Hallsville Boys Overwhelm Salisbury, Moberly Captures 3rd at Centralia Tournament

Hallsville applied pressure from start-to-finish in a 67-50 win over Salisbury in the Centralia Tournament championship game. The Indians jumped on top 7-2 early in the first, converting defense into offense. Hallsville turned a 31-21 halftime lead into a larger margin in the third frame.

Steven Findley Jr with the call on Glory 97.3 and centralmoinfo.com. Isaac Stinson, Zach Jouret and Cameron Cox all scored in double figures. Eight different Hallsville players recorded points on the night. Coach Brandon Crites.

Salisbury used a late 6-0 run to make the contest 61-47, but could not overcome the deficit. Cooper Francis had a team-high 16 points. Coach Kenny Wyatt said the story of the night was simple.

The Panthers previously won back-to-back Centralia Tournament titles. It is the first win for Hallsville over Salisbury since 2020. Both coaches shared their respective takeaways after the championship.

Hallsville stays undefeated with a 6-0 record. Salisbury takes its first loss at 4-1.

A career night by sophomore Kish Jacobs powered the Moberly Spartans to a 62-54 victory over the Centralia Panthers in the 3rd Place game.

Austin Ward with the call. The two teams were tied at nine after one quarter and Centralia controlled much of the second quarter in taking a 30-26 lead to the break. The Spartans started the third quarter on a 9-2 run and never trailed after that. Coach Brett Boyer was happy to see Jacobs have a big night.

Centralia cut the deficit to three on three different occasions in the fourth quarter and never trailed by more than six until Moberly’s last bucket. Coach Scott Humphrey…

The Panthers were led by Noah Kropf’s 17 points. They fall to 4-3. Moberly moves to 3-2.

The Van-Far Indians captured the consolation trophy with a 62-48 win over the Boonville Pirates. Van-Far led by as many as 20 points in the final quarter. Sophomore Pacey Reading helped put his team up big in the 3rd.

Reading finished with a game-high 27 points, including five makes from deep. Coach Pat Connaway.

Boonville’s Evan Bishop notched a 19-point performance in the defeat. The Indians improve to 4-1. The Pirates fall to 3-2.

Hallsville coach Brandon Crites:

Salisbury coach Kenny Wyatt:

Moberly coach Brett Boyer:

Centralia coach Scott Humphrey:

Van-Far coach Pat Connaway:

Boonville coach Mark Anderson: