Top Seeds Advance to District Championships at Schuyler County

The Westran boys, Milan boys, Salisbury girls, and Scotland County girls were all victorious in the semi finals of the Class 2 District 6 Tournament at Schuyler County Thursday night.

In the closest game of the night, the Westran Hornets outlasted the Salisbury Panthers for a 56-48 victory.

Lucas Smith with the call on 99.9fm The Captain and centralmoinfo.com. Salisbury came out of the gate blazing, taking a 7-0 lead. Afer a Westran timeout, the Hornets responded with a 10-0 run of their own. For the next two and a half quarters, Salisbury was able to maintain a lead thanks in part to its defense. Head coach Kenny Wyatt…

Westran’s size proved to be too much for Salisbury, and the Hornets slowly clawed their way back into the game. They led 42-39 after three periods, and never surrendered the lead from that point on. Westran coach Chris Sander…

David Dale and Trey Burton both scored 16 to lead the Hornets, while King led all scorers with 19. The Panthers end the season with a 15-11 record, while the Hornets improve to 18-6. Westran moves on to play for the District Championship Saturday against top-seeded Milan at 3:30 pm.

The night opened with the Salisbury Lady Panthers claiming a 63-43 victory over Milan. The Lady Panthers trailed 13-6 at the end of the first quarter but they slowly gained control over the next three quarters to roll to victory. Leading by two points at the half, Salisbury’s Bryn Wooldridge made a statement early in the third quarter.

Colin Schowe with the calls. Those two baskets opened up an eight point lead for Salisbury that they wouldn’t relinquish. Wooldridge finished the game with 17 points while Khloe Wyatt scored 19 of her 20 points in the second half, and Abigail Gebhardt added 15 points off the bench. Salisbury coach Wade Billington said the big factor was the team’s rebounding in the second half.

Salisbury improves to 23-3 and will face Scotland County at 2 pm for the district title. Milan concludes the season with a 16-9 record. The Lady Wildcats were led by Cady Pauley with 26 points on the night while Tahli Gray added 14. Milan coach Ched Hurley said losing the rebounding battle was the difference on the night.

In the second girls semi final Scotland County blew out Schuyler County 56-32. The Lady Tigers used a 16-3 run in the third quarter to blow the game open. That quarter featured 6 different Lady Tigers scoring. Scotland County coach Cory Shultz said depth has been a strength for them all season.

Micah Cooley led the 24-3 Lady Tigers with 17 points. Schuyler County’s offense was limited to five field goals through the first three quarters as Scotland County’s pressure defense forced numerous turnovers. Marissa Buckallew led the Lady Rams with 11 points, who finish the season 18-9.

The top-seeded Milan Wildcats led wire-to-wire in their 61-36 win over the Putnam County Midgets. Coach Andrea Dabney…

Milan jumped out to a 12-0 lead to start the game and never looked back. The No. 9 team in Class 2 used its signature press to force multiple Midget turnovers. The Wildcats also used an 11-0 run after halftime to ensure the lead was safe. Hunter Shaw led Milan with 18, followed by Eddie Gonzalez with 17. Marcus Furnish paced the Midgets with 11 and senior Hayden Hally was the only other double-digit-scorer with 10.

Putnam County’s season comes to an end with a 13-12 record while Milan improves to 22-3. You can full coach interviews with this story online at centralmoinfo.com

Salisbury girls coach Wade Billington

Milan girls coach Ched Hurley

Milan boys coach Andrea Dabney

Putnam County boys coach Kyle Fleshman

Scotland County girls coach Cory Shultz

Schuyler County girls coach Thomas Kirkland

Westran boys coach Chris Sander

Salisbury boys coach Kenny Wyatt