It was a scene from a movie here at Western
Hall for game 26 of the 70th annual Macomb Western
Holiday Tournament. Pittsfield, the #4 seed, entered the
game off of a solid win against Liberty. While Rockridge,
seeded first, came into the contest off of a victory over
Monmouth-Roseville. The Rockets, looking to 3-peat, kept
the pressure on and the intensity sky-high levels
throughout. They would eventually emerge the champion,
defeating Pittsfield 50-48.(more-->)
Monmouth-Roseville to take 3rd
The Liberty Eagles overcame a slow
start to beat the Monmouth-Roseville Titans 65-56 to
capture the third place trophy.
The Titans had opened up a 13 point first half before
Liberty hit its stride and never looked back.
Liberty shot 57 percent from the field in the second half
while M-R could only hit 24 percent of their shots. (more-->)
successful in ousting Macomb for 5th
Too little too late. Macomb started
to play the basketball that we saw from them this morning
in the fourth quarter but it couldn't get them the win.
They fell to Lewistown 49-36 in the 5th place game of the
70th annual Macomb Western Holiday tournament. Although
they did a good job staying out of foul trouble, the
Bombers' defense was pores as they gave up too many good
looks for the Indians to pass up. (more-->)
falls in thriller with Rockridge
The West Hancock Titans take home
the Consolation Championship Trophy with a 49-36 win over
the Farmington Farmers.
The big difference in the game was the shooting accuracy
of the two teams. West Hancock made 51 percent of their
shots while Farmington shot just 29 percent.(more-->)
Liberty their first loss of the year
Liberty was perfect in the record
book until the final horn of the 2:30 game here at
Western Hall for game 22 of the 70th annual Macomb
Western Holiday Tournament. Brad Tomhave's Saukee squad
was able to knock off the number one seed 59-48.
Free throws were a major factor in this one as Pittsfield
hit 26/33 to Liberty's 12/16. Fouls were about even but
the Saukees took to the stripe more often than the
Eagles. From the floor, Liberty shot 48.6% while
Pittsfield hit just 37.5%. 16 of Pittsfield's points came
from the bench, compared to just 5 from the Eagles.
A fast paced, high intensity game with 3 lead changes was
the story out of LeRoy A. Ufkes Court. (more-->)
falls in thriller with Rockridge
The intensity level was cranked up
about ten notches in the first semifinal game between
two-time defending champion Rockridge and
Rockridge kept its hopes of a threepeat alive with a
50-47 win over M-R.
Gentry Whiteman led the Rockets charge with 23 points.
Carson Frakes pulled down seven rebounds in the win.
Jared Kirby and Sam Gillen each scored 12 to lead the M-R
Titans. Kirby also pulled down 11 rebounds. (more-->)
to 5th place contest
Another day another 9 AM game, and
another example of the team who comes out awake in the
first half of the 9 AM game taking the contest as
Lewistown defeats Illini West 62-55. Illini West came
back with a run at the end of the fourth quarter of the
game but couldn't regain the lead. Illini West fired up
15 3-balls in the 2nd half but only could convert on 5 of
them. With the help of Will LaGrande's rebounding skills,
the Indians were able to advance to the 5th place game (more-->)
undefeated after thriller
It was a tale of two halves. The
Illini Bluffs Tigers took it to Liberty in the first
half, leading the Eagles by as many nine points.
But, Liberty hit its stride in the second half and
defeated Illini Bluffs 64-56.
The lead changed hands 6
times in the competition and the game was tied 5 times.
Liberty's largest lead was 9 while Illini Bluff's largest