2023 Game 23 Recap: Eureka 54, Pittsfield 41

In their successful attempt to win a trophy for a third consecutive tournament, the Eureka Hornets defeated the #4 seeded Pittsfield Saukees 54-41.  Two-time defending MVP Tyler Heffren was feeling it in this game.  He scored 33 points on 13-of-26 shooting, including 5-for-7 from the free throw line.  Eureka scored 36 of their 54 points in the paint and their team field goal percentage swelled to 48.9% as a result.

The Hornets (7-7) were of course led by Heffren’s 33 points.  He also tied Zeke Mason for the game-leading nine rebounds.  Jack Blunier added eight points on 4-of-5 shooting.  Eureka forced just eight turnovers, but they made the most of the opportunity, converting them into 12 points.

Pittsfield will still leave the tournament with one of the best records amongst participating teams at 12-3.  Pittsfield’s leading score was shared by Konner Allen and Javan Petty, who both finished with 11 points.  Allen also led his team with five rebounds.  Connor Sweeting and Ethan Gratton both scored six points off the bench.

Eureka secures the hardware and wins the Consolation Title.

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Chris Derry
December 30, 2023

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