Tigers Win Brashear Boys Championship, KC Takes Two Seconds
By David Sharp
Brashear outscored Knox County 17-9 during the third quarter of the 80th Annual Brashear Tournament boys’ championship game and went on to a 57-51 win.
The Tigers (15-4) won their tournament’s championship for the first time since their 2002-03 district championship season.
Defending Class 2 district champion Knox County (16-6) saw their two straight Brashear Tournament first place string snapped.
Tiger head coach Don Wilburn, along with two BHS students saw their heads shaved during a community celebration after the boys’ championship game.
Marion County (20-2, ranked fifth in Missouri Girls Class 1) defeated Knox Count y (12-10) by a 57-49 final score in the girls’ first place contest. The Lady Mustangs won their first BHS Tournament since the 1988-89 campaign.
The Lady Eagles trimmed a nine point Marion County lead to three with four minutes to play but could get no closer. Knox County jumped out to a 9-3 first quarter lead.
Amanda Orr’s basket with four seconds remaining in the girls’ third place game capped a come from behind 59-58 North Shelby (7-12) win over Brashear (6-13). The Lady Tigers rallied from an 11 point fourth quarter deficit, taking a 58-53 lead with 28 seconds to play in the game.
Novinger topped Atlanta 58-53 in the girls’ consolation championship game. Macon County won the girls’ seventh place award 35-20 over the Putnam County JV.
North Shelby (8-11) took the boys’ third place trophy by a 72-43 margin over Novinger. Macon County downed Marion County 60-53 for the boys’ consolation crown. The Putnam County JV edged Atlanta 48-40 in the boys’ seventh place contest.