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Prep Hoops: Eldorado wins back-to-back Vienna Classic titles

  • Members of the Eldorado basketball team pose with the championship trophy from the Vienna Classic. The Eagles won the title for the second straight season, going 5-0 in the Thanksgiving tournament.

    Members of the Eldorado basketball team pose with the championship trophy from the Vienna Classic. The Eagles won the title for the second straight season, going 5-0 in the Thanksgiving tournament.
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updated: 11/27/2017 9:09 PM

Braden Attebury took home Most Valuable Player honors and Eldorado became the 15th straight team to go 5-0 at the Vienna Classic, beating Vienna 57-22, holding the host Eagles to just seven field goals on the night.

Since 1999, four schools (Vienna 1999-2000), Sesser-Valier (2001-2002), Vienna (2005-2006), Meridian (2007-2013) and Massac County (2014-15) won back-to-back titles, Eldorado now joins that list with two in the last two years.

In their five wins, Eldorado's average margin of victory was 37.8 points.

Attebury is averaging 19 points per game as he led the Eagles (5-0) with a team-high 19 points in the win over Vienna. The senior forward scored 94 total points in the five games and was Eldorado's top scorer in two of the three wins.

John Meredith, who also made the Vienna Classic All-Tournament Team, finished in double figures with 15 points.

Ray May added eight points, while Jacob Traxler chipped in with seven points. Joe Mayberry came off the bench to score six point and Lydayyeah Shewmaker tacked on two points.

Also on Saturday night, Galatia picked up its first win ever at the Vienna Classic with a 73-50 win over Carrier Mills-Stonefort.

Galatia (1-4) put three players in double figures as Austin Stevens led all scorers with 22 points.

Will Pullman tacked on 15 for the Bearcats, while Ben Mitchell finished with 12 points.

Braxton Lane, A.J. Hankins each scored six points, while Austin Pritchett and Cayleb Reed both flipped in four points. Joel Glenn and Noah Triplett each had two points.

Friday: Eldorado clobbers Cobden

Eldorado put three players in double figures with a 64-40 win over Cobden Friday night at Vienna High School.

Attebury put up a game-high 25 points for the Eagles on an 8-of-19 shooting night, where the senior forward went 2-of-8 from 3-point range and 7-of-7 from the free throw line while pulling down five rebounds.

Meredith also finished in double digits for Eldorado, scoring 17 points, nine of which came in the first half and Mayberry came off the bench to tack on 10 points.

Joe Brumleve led Cobden with 13 points and was the only Appleknocker to finish in double figures.

Eldorado jumped out to an 11-6 lead midway through the first quarter and was able to finish off the first stanza up 18-8. The Eagles were able to maintain the 10-point lead throughout most of the second quarter, but closed out the first half on a 6-0 run and took a 33-17 lead into the locker room.

A Traxler bucket with 4:53 to play in the third quarter put Eldorado up 44-22 as the Eagles started the second half on an 11-4 run.

Traxler scored six points in the win for Eldorado, while May finished with four and Kale Oglesby added a bucket.

Galatia goes down to Century at Vienna Classic

Galatia couldn't get the buckets to drop late in an 81-75 loss to Century Friday night.

Century led 18-17 after one quarter and took a 39-38 lead into the locker room. Galatia matched Century at 19 in the third quarter and were outscored 23-18.

Stevens led all scorers with 30 points. while three other Bearcats, Mitchell (19), Pullman (11) and Pritchett (10) all finished in double figures.

Glenn tacked on three points, while Lane tossed in two points.

Carrier Mills falls to Vienna

Andrew Lollis was the lone Wildcat to score in double figures as Carrier Mills-Stonefort fell to 75-36 to Vienna.

Billy Lewis netted nine points for CMSF, while Deandre Moss chipped in with six points. Jeremy Choat, Colton Betz and Nathaniel Reed all had two points, while Trenton Winchester flipped in a free throw.

Michael Dann covers prep and college sports for the Harrisburg Register, Eldorado Journal & The Gallatin County Democrat. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.