Sam Birnbaum led all scorers with 15 points for the Panthers while
Josh Vinson added eight. Jordan Jacobs and Will Ewald had two each.
Cole Klockenga and Brayton Brown scored five points for the
Crusaders, while Aleck Bailey and Drew Singleton had four points
each in the loss.
In the third-place game, the Mount Pulaski Bruins defeated the West
Lincoln-Broadwell Wolverines by a final of 40-22. Seth Huff led the
Bruins with 15 points. Payton Taylor added 12 in the victory. The
Wolverines were led by Zach Morris with nine points, while Jack
Eimer and Payton Batley had four each.
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All five teams will converge again Saturday at Jack D Nutt arena on
the campus of Lincoln College for the eighth-grade portion of the
conference tournament, hosted by Mount Pulaski. In the first game,
at 10 a.m., the No. 4-seeded Panthers play the No. 5-seeded
Crusaders. At 11:15, the No. 2-seeded Wolverines will face off
against the third-seeded Bruins. And in Saturday's finale at 12:30,
the No. 1-seeded Stags of Hartsburg-Emden will face the winner of
the 10 a.m. matchup.
[Text from file received from Dan Horn, West Lincoln-Broadwell]