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Boswell, Magnolia Take Roundball Classic Title

By Staff | Jan 20, 2016

Photo by Bruce Crawford Valley’s Tucker Cain flushes the ball down the hoop for a dunk during the game with Tyler Consolidated.

Preston Boswell continued his hot shooting by scoring 40 points to lead the Magnolia Blue Eagles to its 73-58 victory over the Valley Lumberjacks in the boys championship game of the Boggs Roundball Classic. The action took place Jan. 16 at Tyler Consolidated High School’s gymnasium.

The game started with Boswell scoring the Eagles’ first 11 points, while the ‘Jacks Alex Midcap and Dylan Irvin each netted a basket to stop the bleeding.

The Eagles’ Tyler Williamson sandwiched a deuce between a pair of buckets from the ‘Jacks Joey Preat that made the score 13-8. Zach Haught, then scored a basket inside off a nifty Boswell assist.

Williamson then finished off a fast break with a layup off of an assist from Kyle Ritz to make the score 17-8 Eagles. However, the ‘Jacks added a two-pointer and connected on one of two free throws to make the score 17-11.

The Eagles’ Derick Blain sank his first of two buzzer-beaters to make the score 20-11, Magnolia, after one period of play.

To start the second stanza, the Lumberjacks’ Trey Streets hit a three from downtown; however Boswell answered with a three-point play the old fashion way to make the score 23-14.

The ‘Jacks Tucker Cain scored a basket, but Boswell answered with a deuce of his own. The Eagles’ Tyler Anderson pushed the Eagles’ advantage to 27-16; however Irvin then hit a pair of charity tosses, and Preat nailed a deuce to pull to within 27-20.

The Eagles ended the half on a 9-5 run that ended with another buzzer beater by Blain to end the half. The score was 39-32 at the half.

The teams split the first eight points to open the second half; then the Big Blue went on a 16-3 run to make the score 59-39 late in the third.

The ‘Jacks cut into the lead as they got a pair of free throws from Cain and a deuce to end the quarter, pulling Valley to within 59-43 after three quarters of play.

Boswell opened the fourth quarter with a conventional three-point play before Preat and Blain exchanged buckets. Valley sank a charity toss, but Boswell answered with a deuce and a pair of freebies to make the score 68-46 mid-way through the fourth.

Valley scored eight of the last 13 points of the game to make the final score 73-58 in favor of the Blue Eagles.

Trey Streets led the way offensively for Valley with 13 points, including four 3-pointers, while Irvin and Preat each added a dozen. Cain was limited to 10 markers, while Alex Midcap and Peyton Basset each netted four points and Levi Streets brought in three points.

Boswell scored a game-high 40 points, while Blain followed with 10 markers including a pair of buzzer beaters. Williamson scored seven points, while Winters, Haught and Ritz each netted four points. Tyler Anderson and Brooks Parsons each sank a basket.

Eagles Victorious over Huskies, 73-45

Preston Boswell scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Magnolia Blue Eagles to a convincing 73-45 victory over the North Marion Huskies in the opening game for the boys of the Boggs Roundball Classic. The action began Jan. 15 at Tyler Consolidated High School’s gymnasium.

After trailing 6-5 early on, the Eagles outscored the Huskies 12-6 the rest of the quarter to hold a 17-12 lead after first quarter action.

In the second quarter Magnolia broke the game wide open by outscoring the Huskies 23-11to hold a 40-23 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, the Eagles picked up right where they left off, outscoring the Huskies 24-9 to hold a commanding 64-32 lead after three quarters.

After playing a couple minutes in the fourth stanza, Magnolia’s starters were taken out, and the Huskies outscored the Eagles 13-9 in the finale quarter as the Eagles won 73-45.

Boswell led the scoring for the Eagles with 30 markers, including a pair of three-balls, while Winters added 11 points to lead the Magnolia offense. Kyle Ritz chipped in with nine points, while Tyler Williamson sank eight markers. Alex Anderson and Zach Haught each posted four markers, while Derrick Blain provided markers. Tyler Anderson and Brooks Parsons each sank a deuce.

Lumberjacks Chop Down Knights, 74-55

The Valley Lumberjacks had nine players score, with three netting in double-figures, in gaining a 74-55 victory over Tyler Consolidated in the Boggs Roundball Classic’s semi-final match-up Jan. 16 inside TCHS Gymnasium.

Tucker Cain led all scorers with 25 points, including a pair of three balls, while Midcap and Streets netted 15 and 13 points, respectively. Joey Preat added eight points, while teammates Irvin and Peyton Bassett each recorded four points.

In addition, Levi Streets tallied three markers, while Tyler Kocher swished a basket.

Richmond led the way offensively for the Knights, while West followed with a dozen, including a pair of three-balls.