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Prep Hoops: Eagles keep rolling; Harrisburg falls at CWCIT

  • Eldorado's Braden Attebury (41) had a game-high 20 points in Monday night's matchup against Carterville at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Tournament at Max Morris Gymnasium. Attebury was one of two other Eagles to score in double figures as Eldorado improved to 19-1 on the season.

    Eldorado's Braden Attebury (41) had a game-high 20 points in Monday night's matchup against Carterville at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Tournament at Max Morris Gymnasium. Attebury was one of two other Eagles to score in double figures as Eldorado improved to 19-1 on the season.
    MICHAEL DANN | mdann@dailyregister.com

 
Posted on 1/17/2017, 11:52 AM

Braden Attebury had a game-high 20 points for Eldorado in a 60-53 win over Carterville Monday night at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Tournament.

The Eagles (19-1) got double-digit performances from Ray May (14 points) and Ethan Partridge (12) in the win, while Jacob Traxler scored six points and Max Kasiar finished with four points. John Meredith and Kale Oglesby each tacked on two points in the win for the Eagles.

Carterville opened the game with a 15-13 lead, but Eldorado outscored Carterville 18-12 in the second quarter, where Attebury (nine points) and May (seven points) did a bulk of the work and gave Eldorado a 31-27 lead at halftime.

Carterville, which finished 3-for-15 from 3-point range, couldn"t buy a bucket in the second half, going 0-for-6 in the third quarter as the Eagles closed out with a 43-38 lead.

The Lions got as close as three points, 43-40 early in the fourth quarter, but following a May bucket, Eldorado held a 52-42 lead with 3:50 to play. Carterville wouldn"t get any closer than five the rest of the way.

Taylor Heil had a team-high 14 points for Carterville, while Blake Jackson and Luke Ford each had 12 for the Lions.

Eldorado returns to action tonight (Tuesday) taking on Christopher at 8:30 p.m. back at West Frankfort.

Mt. Vernon, Ind. 63, Harrisburg 59

Isaiah Saulsberry scored a co-game-high 25 points and Hunter Smith helped with 11 points, but it wasn"t enough as Harrisburg fell to Mt. Vernon, Ind. 63-59 Monday night at the Carmi-White County Invitational Tournament.

Carson Burtis netted nine points for the Bulldogs, while Noah Ferrell flipped in seven points. Jordan Bartok finished with four and Jordan Gould tacked on three in the loss.

Blake Jackson also had 25 points for Mt. Vernon, Ind. and teammates Walker Paris and Tanner Curtis added 14 and 10 points respectively.

Harrisburg went 13-for-30 from the field and was 6-for-9 from behind the arc, while going 15-of-22 from the free throw line.

Mt. Vernon, Ind., went 19-of-39 from the field and 5-of-12 from 3-point range, while knocking down 10-of-18 free throws.

Mt. Vernon, Ind., out rebounded Harrisburg 24-23, but Harrisburg dished out 11 assists to Mt. Vernon"s nine. Harrisburg also lost the turnover battle, committing 14 miscues to Mt. Vernon"s eight.