Doyle, Findlay, and Spencer advance in tournament
Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | November 21, 2019 12:15 pm
By Jerry Lowery
The County Elementary Basketball Tournament got underway on Nov. 18.
The boys’ teams took to the court in seeded play to begin the road to the yearly championship. The first game of the night saw Spencer defeat Woodland Park in a thriller that had to be settled with extra time put on the clock.
Woodland Park took the early lead after one quarter by a score of 6 to 4. At half time, Spencer closed the gap to 1 point, and, at the break, Woodland led 10-9.
In the third quarter, Woodland Park scored 19 points and held Spencer to 10 points to take the lead 29-19. With the season on the line, Spencer Elementary scored 19 points and held Woodland to 9 points.
When the clock struck zero, the score was tied 38-38.
In overtime, Spencer’s Levi Walker scored 6 points, and their defense held Woodland to zero points. The final score ended with Spencer winning by a score of 45-38.
Levi Walker led Spencer with 23 points. Callyn Sullivan added 20 points of his own in the win. Ty Measles added 2 points for Spencer in the win. Woodland Park’s Jack Carpenter led with 15 points. Cole Sims added 10 points. David Aubouger scored 6. Nathan England scored 5 points, and Landon Kerr added 2 points for Woodland.
Spencer Elementary will play Findlay on Saturday in the large division championship game.
In the second game of the night Doyle defeated Bondecroft to move to the championship game to be played on Saturday against Cassville. The last game of the evening saw Findlay defeat Northfield which puts them in the championship game on Saturday against Spencer Elementary. K. Seibers led Northfield with 6 points. E Smith added 3 points. Jean Taylor, J Blackburn, and H Dodd added two points each for Northfield. Tucker Pinion led Findlay with 12 points. Joseph Dowell added 8 points. Jack Walker scored 3 points. Enock Weldon, Griffin Adams, and Jieseyn Suggs added 2 points each. The final score was Findlay 34 and Northfield 15.
The lineup for Saturday’s championship games for the boys and girls are as follows:
- Noon-Small Division Girls (TBA)
- 1 p.m.- Small Division Boys ( Doyle vs. Cassville)
- 2 p.m.- Large Division Girls (TBA)
- 3 p.m.- Large Division Boys (Findlay vs. Spencer Elementary)