A pair of area teams were in action on Monday night as the annual Milan Tournament got under way. The Grundy R-5 boys took the floor against Milan while the Newtown-Harris Lady Tigers matched up with top-seeded Brookfield in the girls’ bracket.
Grundy R-5 Boys 51
Milan Boys 41
The Grundy R-5 boys went up 16-5 in the first quarter and, after adding four points to the advantage in the second, went into the locker room at halftime leading 34-19. Grundy was able to hold onto the lead in the second half despite being outscored by Milan in the third and fourth quarters and won by 10 points in the end.
“The boys built a 15-point lead in the first half,” Panthers’ Head Coach Les Jackson said. “We struggled offensively in the second half, but were able to hold a 10-to-12-point lead throughout.”
Grundy was paced by Mason Larson in the victory. Larson tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds while Cade Mullenix added 11 points and six assists. Destin Gann had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Mason Radcliff chipped in with seven assists. The Panthers also got five assists and four steals from Clayton Radcliff.
With the win, the Panthers improved to 7-3 on the season. They will now face Brookfield, who upset Green City, in the semifinals on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. in Milan.
Brookfield Girls 67
Newtown-Harris Girls 18
The Newtown-Harris girls didn’t match up well with the tournament’s top seed and the Lady Tigers were promptly handed a big loss.
Madison Gibson led the way for Newtown, scoring 13 points. The Lady Tigers fell to 3-9 on the season with the loss.
Newtown moves to the consolation bracket, where the Lady Tigers will play for a consolation game bid on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
- Girls –
Gilman City 6-6
Grundy R-5 3-6
- Boys -
Grundy R-5 7-3
Gilman City 0-10