Princeton sophomore Brant Faulkner led the Tigers with a dominant 40 point outing, as Princeton picked up its second victory of the season, downing Cainsville 69-43 in a South Harrison Tournament boy's consolation semifinal on Wednesday night in Bethany.
The win improves Princeton's season record to 2-10, and moves the Tigers into Friday night's consolation final against the North Harrison Shamrocks, a 61-51 winner against Northeast Nodaway. Justin Hamilton, in the Wednesday night win, had 10 points for Princeton. The consolation final will tip at 8:30 on Friday night.
In girl's consolation semifinal play from Bethany on Wednesday night, the Northeast Nodaway Lady Jays downed Ridgeway by a score of 38-20, while the North Harrison Lady Shamrocks beat Cainsville 47-41. Northeast Nodaway plays North Harrison for the girl's consolation hardware on Friday night at 7:10. In the seventh place games on Friday, the Ridgeway girls play Cainsville at 4:30, with the Cainsville boys playing Northeast Nodaway at 5:50.
The SEMIFINALS from the South Harrison Tournament are tonight (Thursday night), with the South Harrison Lady Bulldogs hosting Putnam County at 4:30, and the South Harrison boys taking on Ridgeway at 5:50. The two games that follow will both be broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3, www.kttn.com, and 'Internet TV', with the Trenton Lady Bulldogs putting an 12-1 record on the line against Princeton at 7:10, and the 9-4 Trenton boys taking on a talented, #2 seeded Putnam County Midgets team at 8:30. Tonight's winners advance to Saturday night's championship games in Bethany.
Here is the WEDNESDAY NIGHT scoreboard from area high school basketball tournaments:
(Girls) Pattonsburg 68, Stewartsville 15
(Boys) Osborn 63, South Holt 49
(Girls) Union Star 44, Osborn 34
(Boys) Union Star 60, Pattonsburg 46
BILL BURNS CLASSIC (LATHROP):
(Girls) North Platte 64, Orrick 34
(Boys) North Platte 81, Northland Christian 76
(Girls) East Buchanan 59, Van Horn 24
(Boys) Maysville 53, Orrick 50
(Girls) St. Mary's 42, West Platte 39
(Boys) St. Mary's 59, Carrollton 47
(Girls) Richmond 51, Carrollton 38
(Boys) Plattsburg 53, Hamilton 50
BULLDOG TOURNAMENT (KEARNEY):
Girls Consolation Semifinals:
Fort Osage 64, Chillicothe 50
Raymore-Peculiar 47, Kearney JV 34
Girls Championship Semifinals:
Kearney 48, St. Joe Lafayette 16
St. Joe Benton 40, North Kansas City 20