Up by one point heading into a pivotal fourth quarter, the Princeton Tigers outscored the rival South Harrison Bulldogs by a 20-13 count over the final eight minutes to advance to the Class 2, District 16 boy's semifinals at East Buchanan High School in Gower.
The game was a see-saw affair, with the Tigers holding leads to 17-12 after one quarter, 32-29 at the half, and 43-42 at the end of three. Brant Faulkner led the now 16-10 Tigers with a 25 point night, with Stephan Elliott adding 14, and Justin Hamilton 13. For South Harrison's Bulldogs, Corby Clark had 15 points and Darin Williams 10.
Princeton advances, as the #4 seed, to play the top-seeded East Buchanan Bulldogs on Thursday night at 6 o'clock, with the game planned for broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com. East Buchanan had little trouble with St. Joseph Christian on Tuesday night, winning 67-37, as Dillon Liechti had 15 points, Brent Schultz 14, and Eddie Kilgore 10.
The Gallatin Bulldogs moved into the Class 2, District 16 boy's semifinals with a dominating 65-32 win over the Tarkio Indians. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 31-7 lead after one quarter and cruised through the final three quarters. Chris Cameron led Gallatin with 20 points, with Jacob Boyd tossing in 14, and Dane Brammer 10. Calvin Joesting had 13 points for Tarkio.
Gallatin's opponent in the semifinals, at 7:30 on Thursday night, will be the defending district champion Albany Warriors. Albany, the #3 seed, downed Maysville by a quarterfinal score of 55-48. Noah Wilmes paced the Warriors attack with 17 points. Andrew Crawford had 24 points for the Wolverines.
Here are the rest of the Tuesday night district basketball scores:
Class 1, District 12 at Tina-Avalon: (Boys)
Norborne 66, Keytesville 31
Northwestern 68, Malta Bend 35
Tina-Avalon 60, Brunswick 44
Class 1, District 13 at Polo: (Boys)
SW Livingston 52, Polo 50
Braymer 71, Orrick 50
Hardin-Central 78, Wentworth M.A. 12
Class 1, District 14 at Rosendale: (Boys)
Winston 74, Pattonsburg 45
King City 61, Union Star 49
North Andrew 66, Osborn 34
DeKalb 37, Stewartsville 33
Class 1, District 15 at Eagleville: (Boys)
Northeast Nodaway 35, North Mercer 33
Jefferson 70, Worth County 35
East Harrison 57, North Harrison 36
Class 1, District 16 at Mound City: (Boys)
Mound City 68, North Nodaway 24
Nodaway-Holt 52, South Nodaway 48
Rock Port 51, South Holt 28
West Nodaway 63, Craig-Fairfax 28