The HDC Conference Tournament kicked off on Saturday in Jamesport with a pair of play-in games. Newtown-Harris and Tri-County battled for the final spot in the girls bracket and Gilman City and Tri-County matched-up with the final spot in the boys bracket on the line.
Newtown-Harris Girls 36
Tri-County Girls 17
For the third time already this season, Tri-County and Newtown-Harris’ girls basketball teams met on the court and for the third time this season, Newtown picked up the victory. The Lady Tigers secured their spot in the HDC Conference Tournament with a 19-point win.
Becca Johnson had 11 points to pace the Lady Tigers, who also got nine points from Roni Busick, six points each from Abby Wells and Madison Gibson and two points each from Allison Gibson and Paige Thompson. With the win, Newtown-Harris improved to 3-3 on the season. The Lady Tigers will take on top-seeded Mercer on Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in Jamesport.
Tri-County, meanwhile, fell to 0-7 on the season. The Lady Mustangs were paced by 13 points from Leeza Siddoway and Tayluer Dunks and Ami Lane each scored two points.
Tri-County Boys 51
Gilman City Boys 22
The Tri-County boys advanced into the boys bracket, handling Gilman City for the second time this season. The Mustangs jumped ahead early and pulled away throughout the game for a 29-point win.
Tri-County was led by Nate Sutton’s 17 points and Tyler Lane added 12. Dillon Cook finished with nine points, Derek Swymeler had six points, Johnathon Swymeler had three points and Zach Neeley and Russell Huston each scored two. With the win the Mustangs improved to 4-3 on the season. Tri-County’s win sets up a match-up between the Mustangs and top-seeded East Harrison tonight at 8:45 in Jamesport.
Gilman City was led by 10 points each from Dylan Sievering and Alec Sievering and Trevor Burrows rounded out the Hawks’ total with two points. The loss dropped the Gilman City boys to 0-6 on the year.
- Girls –
Gilman City 2-3
Grundy R-5 0-4
- Boys -
Grundy R-5 3-1
Gilman City 0-6