The Princeton Tigers swept the Northeast Nodaway Blue Jays in back-to-back quarterfinal games from the South Harrison Invitational Tournament in Bethany.
The Princeton boys used a strong second-half performance to beat upset-minded Northeast Nodaway, 57-38. The Tigers trailed 21-19 at the half, but took the lead early in the third quarter, and never looked back. Brant Faulkner led the Tigers with 22 points, with Stephan Elliott adding 12 points, and Drew Cox 11. For the Blue Jays, Joel Scroggie had a game-high 19 points, with Garet Jackson contributing 10. The Tigers advance to play Putnam County in the semifinals on Thursday night at 8:30, with coverage on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com, following Missouri at Vanderbilt. Northeast Nodaway will play North Harrison on Wednesday night at 8:30.
The Lady Tigers never trailed in defeating Northeast Nodaway, 39-33. Paige Phillips paced the Princeton attack with 20 points. Jill Spire scored 12 points for the Lady 'Jays. The Princeton girls will challenge top-seeded South Harrison in the semifinals on Thursday night at 7:10. NEN drops into a 7:10 Wednesday night contest against East Harrison.
Other Tuesday night quarterfinal results from Bethany included the North Harrison girls downing the South Harrison JV, 58-9, with the top-seeded East Harrison boys downing the East Buchanan JV. The Bobcats advance to play South Harrison on Thursday night at 5:50. The Bulldogs will play Plattsburg Wednesday at 5:50.
The North Harrison girls will play Plattsburg in a 4:30 semifinal on Thursday afternoon, with the South Harrison JV girls taking on Putnam County on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30.
Both Princeton / NE Nodaway games on Tuesday night were broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7.