The seconded-seeded Stags knocked off the top-seeded Crusaders by a
final of 37-22. Justice Thompson led all scorers with 12 points in
the win for Hartsburg. Others scoring for the Stags were Austin
Hayes with nine points; Brody Baker, eight; and four each from
Hayden Vetter and Hunter Bock. Dylan Singleton led the scoring for
the Crusaders with eight points. The other Crusaders who scored were
Jayden Graham with five points; Sean Peyres, four; Denver Hoffert,
three; and Brayton Brown, two.
In the third-place game, WLB
defeated Mount Pulaski by a final of 39-17. Kaden Froebe led all
scorers with 11 points, while Dreyden Pozsgai added eight more in
the victory. Also scoring for the Wolverines were Justin Long, Blain
Robbins, Kameron Whiteman, Shane Shumard and Payton Batley, each
with four points. Branden Kretzinger led the Mount Pulaski Bruins
with nine points.
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The teams all have a day off to practice and then will face
off again Saturday at Lincoln College for the first and second
rounds of the eighth-grade portion of the tournament.
First-round tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. in a matchup between
the Stags and the Bruins. At 5:15 the Wolverines face the
Crusaders, and in the championship game at 6:30, the top-seeded
Panthers of Chester-East Lincoln will face the winner of the 4
[Text from file received from Dan