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The 2021 final four is set! Who is going to win it all?

2021 Top Seeds

#1  Rockridge (6-3)
#2  Macomb (8-3)
#3  Eureka (7-3)
#4  Liberty (8-1)

Game 26 Recap: Eureka 55, Farmington 30

The 2021 Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament came to a close with the Eureka Hornets claiming their first ever tournament title by cruising to a 55-30 win over the Farmington Farmers. Eureka had won a tournament trophy two other times before: 4th place in 2012 and Runner-Up in 2018. A championship looked unlikely as early as Day 1, when Eureka’s Tyler Heffren scored a layup with 35 seconds left in their opening

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Game 25 Recap: Macomb 54, Liberty 38

Macomb found themselves in the trophy round for first time since the 2014 tournament and just like in that event, they take home the 3rd place hardware. This time the Bombers did it with a win over the Liberty Eagles 54-38. Macomb did it by dominating the glass, securing the basketball (only seven turnovers), and taking advantage of points off of turnovers. The score was 9-7 before a buzzer-beater 3-point

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Game 24 Recap: Rockridge 58, Lewistown 31

The Rockridge Rockets turned a one point lead at halftime into an impressive 27 point win over the Lewistown Indians 58-31 to take the 5th place trophy. This game had drastically different halves. Rockridge had a slim one point lead after the first quarter (11-10) and a similar lead at the half (20-19). The first half featured four lead changes, and short runs from each team. But in the second

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Game 23 Recap: Brown County 38, Monmouth-Roseville 34

The Hornets of Brown County defeated the Titans of Monmouth-Roseville by a score of 38-34 to take the Consolation Championship trophy and an impressive 3-1 record in the tournament. The Hornets got a boost off the bench, as non-starters scored 14 points to help lift the team to earn hardware. Monmouth-Roseville was ahead 20-18 at the halfway point. The lead changed hands five times throughout this one. In the end,

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Game 22 Recap: Eureka 44, Macomb 31

In the second semifinal game, Eureka’s Hornets buzzed by the Macomb Bombers by a score of 44-31. Eureka started red hot, making their first four shots (including two 3-pointers) and surged to a 12-4 lead and a 17-10 lead at the end of the first. The Hornets would never relinquish the lead in this contest. Hornets sophomore Tyler Heffren scored 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-7 from the 3-point

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Game 21 Recap: Farmington 45, Liberty 43

A back-and-forth affair that featured five lead changes highlighted the tournament’s first semifinal game, won by the Farmers of Farmington 45-43 over the Liberty Eagles. Liberty jumped out to a 19-10 lead with 3:27 left in the first half, but Farmington went on a 10-0 run to end the half, up 20-19. The Eagles won the battle down low, with 30 points in the paint compared to Farmington’s 18. But

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Game 20 Recap: Lewistown 47, Pittsfield 43

The Lewistown Indians defeated the Pittsfield Saukees in the Native American inspired 5th place semifinal by a count of 47-43. John Ross Hess of Lewistown scored a tournament-high 29 points on 11-of-17 shooting to pace his Indians squad. Lewistown started strong, leading 12-4 at the end of the first quarter (and eventually 17-6), but Pittsfield ended the second quarter on an 11-0 run to bring the score to a 17-17

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Game 19 Recap: Rockridge 61, Camp Pt Central 42

In Western Hall’s early game on Day 3, the Rockets of Rockridge cruised to a 61-42 victory over the Panthers of Camp Point Central. Rockridge was hungry after their loss to Farmington last night and Camp Point Central was in their crosshairs. The Rockets came out of the gate strong, leading 12-3 after the first quarter and 26-13 at the half. Rockridge led wire-to-wire and outrebounded the Panthers 23-13. Camp

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Game 18 Recap: Monmouth-Roseville 44, Abingdon-Avon 30

The Titans of Monmouth-Roseville handed a 44-30 loss to Abingdon-Avon to advance to the consolation title game. The Tornadoes tripped out of the starting gate, scoring just five in the first quarter and six in the second quarter. After Monmouth-Roseville had a big 18 point outburst in the third quarter, this game was out of reach. This game was held in Brophy Hall, just across the street from the primary

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Game 17 Recap: Brown County 60, Illini Bluffs 31

In the first semifinal game of the consolation bracket, Brown County’s Hornets defeated the Tigers of Illini Bluffs by a score of 60-31. The Hornets shot the lights out in this contest, hitting 24-of-39 (61.5%) from the floor, including 5-for-11 (45.5%) from beyond the arc. Brown County started fast and furious too…blanking the Tigers in the first quarter 14-0. Bluffs did recover and had competitive final three frames, but was

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