Meadville Girls and Salisbury Boys Repeat as Salisbury Tournament Champs

The Meadville girls and Salisbury boys hoisted first place plaques with the Cairo girls and South Shelby boys claiming third at the Salisbury Invitational Tournament.

The Meadville Lady Eagles took down the South Shelby Ladybirds for the second year in a row with a gritty 49-44 win. South Shelby got out to a 13-5 lead after one, and held a slim 22-21 lead at the half. Senior Korrie Holcer and junior Callie McWilliams went toe to toe in the third frame.

Steven Findley Jr with the call on Glory 97.3 and Both players scored 10 points each in the quarter. Meadville converted just one field goal in the final quarter on a Paige Carvajal three-pointer. The Lady Eagles converted nine free throws to aid the scoring. Coach Steve Carvajal.

The Ladybirds were limited to eight points in the fourth. Callie McWilliams scored 21-points in the loss. Coach Luke O’Laughlin.

The Ladybirds fall to 10-3 this season. Korrie Holcer and Madison Carvajal scored 16 and 15 points respectively for the Lady Eagles. Meadville remains undefeated at 13-0.

The Salisbury Panthers took control in the third quarter as they defeated the Glasgow Yellowjackets 67-53 in the boys bracket. Glasgow raced out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter. Salisbury responded over the rest of the first half. Mason Stapleton gave the Panthers the lead just before half off a missed free throw by Austin Cravens.

Colin Schowe with the call. Stapleton finished the game with 16 points. The Panthers went on to outscore the Yellowjackets 21-11 in the third quarter and held-on from there. The third quarter also included the Panthers holding Glasgow’s top scorer Jordan Fuemmeler to zero points in the frame. Coach Kenny Wyatt said he was pleased with the way his team responded from early adversity.

Salisbury’s Cooper Francis led all scorers with 25 points as the Panthers improve to 10-1 on the season. Fuemmeler led the Yellowjackets with 21 points while Jackson Meyer added 16. Coach Mick Cropp said Salisbury’s halfcourt trap turned the tide.

Glasgow drops to 8-3 with the defeat.

South Shelby outlasted Cairo 59-46 in the boys 3rd place contest. South Shelby began to create separation in the third quarter. Cairo sophomore Shaun Luecke produced a three-point barrage to keep his team within striking distance.

South Shelby outscored Cairo 19-11 in the fourth to polish off the win. Pryce Eagan and Preston Elsen led the scoring with 15 points each. Coach Kent O’Laughlin talked about surviving the Bearcat rally.

Luecke finished with a team-high 18. Cairo falls to 4-8. South Shelby improves to 6-7.

The Cairo Lady Bearcats used a fast start offensively and a strong defensive performance to defeat Salisbury 43-28 in the girls third place game. In the first quarter Avery Brumley scored eight points and Macie Harman added seven to build an early nine point advantage for Cairo. Salisbury responded by cutting the deficit to 22-20 at halftime but would get no closer as they were limited to eight points the rest of the game. Cairo coach Brian Winkler discussed his team’s defensive effort.

Harman led all scorers with 16 points. Salisbury was led by Julia Sloan with eight. The Lady Panthers have now lost five in a row to Cairo. Salisbury drops to 6-5 while Cairo is now 11-2.

Coach Steve Carvajal:

Coach Luke O’Laughlin:

Coach Kenny Wyatt:

Coach Mick Cropp:

Coach Kent O’Laughlin:

Coach Brian Winkler (BOYS):

Coach Brian Winkler (GIRLS):

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