Boys BB - Elkhart bounces back, Meade rolls to 2-0
In the final game of the night at Barney Akers Gymnasium in Syracuse at the 2019 Border War, the Elkhart Wildcats turned their first contest with the McClave Cardinals at the event into a track meet.
Lance Addington led four Wildcats in double figures with 17 points as Elkhart used a 33-21 third-quarter spurt to lock down an 84-58 win on Tuesday.
After taking a 19-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Cardinals crawled back into the game with a 20-18 edge in the second stanza, cutting the deficit to 37-30 at the halftime break.
In the third 8-minute stanza, however, the Wildcats scored 33 of the 54 points tallied, as their high-pressure full-court press and their breakout ability on the fast break overwhelmed the Cardinals, who only dressed out eight players for the game.
Manny Moreno added 12 points, Jaxon Hastings 11 and Oakley Hastings 10 for Elkhart, who bounced back from a 86-59 loss to Class 1A No. 5 Meade in their opener to even their record at 1-1.
Aiden Martinez scored a game-high 19 points for McClave, who fell to 0-2 on the season.
In other action on Monday and Tuesday:
Finals from Barney Akers Gym Eads CO 55, Greeley County 51
Alex Schmidt scored 23 points, helping the Eagles overcome a 29-point, 13-rebound effort by Jackrabbit freshman Jackson Brandl and allowing Eads to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Brandl scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half, helping Greeley County (0-2) overcome the effects of a 9-0 run to start the third quarter by Eads, breaking a 23-23 halftime tie.
Ty Wilson added 13 points, while Damian Barnes added six points, 13 rebounds and a game-high six assists for the Eagles.
Finals from Herndon Gym
Walsh CO 59, Stanton County 48
Syracuse 56, Granada 43
Bluejay Invitational at Cimarron
Meade 74, Southwestern Heights 47
South Gray 70, Cimarron 55
Minneola 56, Sublette 48 (Monday)
Sagebrush Shootout at Brewster
Wichita County 51, Weskan 46 (Monday)
Amos Morris Tournament at Russell
Ulysses 69, Beloit-St. John's 40
Black and Gold Tournament at Fowler
Ingalls 68, Moscow 63
Deerfield 67, Rolla 47
Guymon, OK 41, Garden City 35
Newton 87, Dodge City 78
Hugoton 55, Liberal 52
Forgan 51, Southwestern Heights 46 (Monday)