(Photo by Lance Hanlin, Staff)
Charleston 65, Chaffee 21
Marcus Biles scored 22 points as top-seeded Charleston blew past No. 16 Chaffee 65-21 in the first game of the tournament. The Bluejays jumped out to a commanding 22-2 lead and never looked back, outscoring the Red Devils 17-7 in the second, 20-8 in the third, then 6-4 in the fourth.
Behind Biles, Shawn Sherrell scored eight and Josh Strayhorn had seven. Ashton Farmer and George Rigney both contributed six. For Chaffee, Brandon Davis scored eight and Tyler Graham finished with six.
Cape Central 78, Oak Ridge 19
Scott Chestnutt scored a game-high 17 points in Cape Central's uncontested 78-19 win over No. 15 Oak Ridge. The smaller Bluejays had no answer for the 6-foot-8 center in the post as he led the second-seeded Tigers out to a 28-8 lead. Cape went on to outscore Oak Ridge 19-2 in the second, 17-7 in the third, then 14-2 in the fourth. Larenzo Braxton scored 15 for the Tigers and Jake Knepp added 10. Will Johnson scored nine and Ryan Delph chipped in seven. For Oak Ridge, Austin Hahs led the way with 10.
Scott City 66, Oran 47
Four Scott City players finished in double figures as the Rams defeated conference rival Oran 66-47. Mark Dannenmueller led the team with 20 points. Jeremy Schlosser and Tyler Ward each followed with 12 and Mark Johnston added 10.
For Oran, Ryan Bouge had 16 and Matt Seyer had 14.
Jackson 60, Leopold 36
Tyler McNeely scored 11 points as Jackson powered past Leopold 60-36. The Indians trailed 11-10 after the first quarter, but outscored the Wildcats 18-2 in the second to pull away. Leopold was led by A.J. Seiler with 18 points.
Scott Central 73, Kelly 51
Chris Pullen scored 33 points, leading Scott Central to a 73-51 win over Kelly. The Braves fell behind early, but put up 20 points in the second quarter and 25 in the fourth to pull out the 22 point victory. Daniel Holman scored 15 points, Andrew Pullen had 12 and Avis White chipped in 10. For Kelly, Chris Romas scored 10.
Bell City 97, Meadow Heights 76
Dominitrix Johnson scored 47 points, leading Bell City to a 97-76 win over Meadow Heights. The Cubs trailed 26-19 after the first quarter, but came back to outscore the Panthers 26-18 in the second, 33-15 in the third, then 19-17 in the fourth. Behind Johnson's stellar game, Blaine Stewart scored 16 and Jeff Liggins added 13. For Meadow Heights, Terry Wagner scored 20, Brad Adams had 17 and Heath Fulton contributed 16.
Advance 50, Woodland 49
Advance came through in crunch time, rallying to beat Woodland 50-49 in the final seconds. Tyler Bowman led Advance with 17 points. For Woodland, Travis Benfield had 15, Cody McCraw scored 12 and Chad Hulvey added 10.