EASTERN - Host Allen Central Middle School opened play in the Right Beaver Classic A-Team Boys’ Basketball Tournament on a positive note Thursday night, pulling and defeating Mountain Christian Academy (MCA). In other tournament games, South Floyd outlasted Emmalena in a B-team matchup and Betsy Layne put together a win over Emmalena in the C-team event. More on each game follows.
A-Team, ACMS 60, MCA 43: Braxton Tackett fired in a game-high 27 points and a pair of teammates also reached double figures as the Rebels defeated Mountain Christian Academy in the Right Beaver Classic A-Team Tournament.
Jacob Prater scored 11 points and Micah Harlow added 10 for the Rebels.
Allen Central did encounter some resistance in the tournament game. The Rebels packed a 33-26 lead into halftime before pulling away in the second half.
Sheldon Rice just missed double figures for Allen Central, finishing with nine points.
Allen Central made good on eight-of-10 of its free throw attempts. The Rebels canned four three-point field goals.
Alex Hartgrove tossed in a team-high 15 points for the Falcons. Joseph Kidd followed with 14 points for MCA. In other MCA scoring, Matthew Ison netted six points and Matthew Prater pushed in four.
B-Team, South Floyd 44, Emmalena 38: Brandon Marson flipped in a game-high 21 points and Fred Ousley and Tyler Moore scored 10 apiece as South Floyd defeated Knott County foe Emmalena in the B-team tournament.
South Floyd’s five starters provided all of the Raider scoring.
South Floyd led Emmalena 24-13 at halftime.
Matt Stacy and Darren Slone led Emmalena with 12 points apiece. Zack Owens also worked his way into double figures scoring for Emmalena, ending the night with 11 points.
Each team connected on a pair of three-point field goals.
C-Team, Betsy Layne 32, Emmalena 24: Betsy Layne outscored Emmalena 22-9 in the first half and held off its Knott County opponent in the second half on its way to claiming the C-team tournament victory.
Blake Rogers led Betsy Layne in scoring with a game-high 14 points. Five different Betsy Layne players provided points. Peyton entered the game in off of the Betsy Layne bench and scored six points for the Bobcats. Chase Hall, Blake Spencer and Brian Watkins each had four points for the Betsy Layne C-team.
Darren Slone paced the Emmalena C-team with a team-high 13 points. Andrew Shrum added five points for Emmalena, which hit eight-of-13 foul shots.