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West Union 71 Thrasher 64
The Eagles fought from behind in the opener of the Union/Prentiss Shootout, defeating Thrasher 71-64.
Zak Jumper helped West Union stay within three points after the first quarter despite eight points by O’Neal Cummings. Cummings scored 10 of Thrasher’s 16 second quarter points, as they went ahead 34-27 at the half.
Kyle Taylor hit two triples in the third quarter with his second making it a five-point game at 40-35. Austin Harkness would later put the Eagles back in front with his three pointer in the fourth quarter, and the two teams traded the lead nine times in the frame.
Harkness, 19 points, was the Player of the Game, scoring 17 of those points in the second half. Chase Taylor added 13 points, followed by Kyle Taylor and Jimmie Russell each with 12 points and Jumper with 11.
Cummings led Thrasher with 33 points.
New Site 68 East Union 62
East Union was unable to complete the comeback in their tournament match-up, falling by six to New Site, 68-62.
The Royals used a 13-0 run in the first quarter to go ahead 20-8, and Kirk Fryar made it a 10-point game at the end of the frame, 20-10, with his jump shot.
The Urchins used an 8-0 run in the second quarter to cut the deficit to four, 22-18 and stayed within striking distance, down 38-33 at the half.
Drew Bruce scored seven points off the bench for East Union in the third, as the Urchins fought back from 10 down to make it a two-point game heading into the final quarter.
Dontrell Lattimore scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth, but the Urchins were never able to regain the lead, coming within one-point throughout the quarter.
Tyler Benjamin scored 29 points, including five three-pointers for New Site, while Tyler Hisaw added 14 and Riley Ivy 10 points.
Trey Barkley led East Union with 15 points, including three triples, followed by Lattimore and Chris Tables with 12 points each and Kirk Fryar with 10 points.
Wheeler 55 Ingomar 52
Brandon Woodruff led Wheeler with 18 points, as they defeated Ingomar by three.
Ingomar held a six-point lead at the half, but only scored 16 second half points in the loss.
Ryan Miller scored 17 points for the Eagles, followed by Daryl Barefield with 15.
Steven Foster led Ingomar with 21 points, and Wesley Jumper added 13.
Booneville 67 Myrtle 33
Steven Taylor led Myrtle with 18 points in their loss to Booneville.
Myrtle was held to single digit scoring in all but the third quarter, and Jordan Miller and Keldrick Lesley led Booneville with 11 points each, while Kenny Paul Geno added 10 points.
New Albany 87 Baldwyn 85 (OT)
Tadarious Coburn led the Bulldogs with 25 points in their overtime win against the Bearcats.
Baldwyn held a two-point advantage, 46-44, after a high scoring first half. Malcolm Spears scored 23 points, while Devonte Berry added 14 and Kareem Brown 10 points for the ‘Dawgs, who have now won three straight since falling in the Hotbed Classic last weekend.
Reggie Patterson led all scorers with 33 points, followed by Dee Gates with 24 and Ian Burress with 14 points for Baldwyn.