Linn County Teams Take Top Three Spots

The Northwestern Basketball Tournament wrapped up on Friday and Saturday nights at Northwestern R-1 of Mendon.   The top three trophies in both brackets went to Linn County teams.

Friday night, the Linn County Lady Mustangs took third place with a 52-36 win over Hale/Bosworth.   Emily Schreiner had two points, Kerstin Wilson had 12, Sydney Moore had six, Alexis Miller had 14, Megan Schreiner had nine, and Britane Huibbard had nine.
Saturday night, the Linn County Mustangs topped the hosting Northwestern Eagles 64-55 to take third place as well.
For the Mustangs:   Alec Finney had two points, Cole Hullinger had 13, Anthony McCollum had 19, Logan Brinkley had 13, Tristen Creason had nine, and Elisha Waltz had eight.

In the girls Championship game, the Bucklin/Macon County Lady Raiders defended their title against the Meadville Lady Eagles.   
The Meadville girls scored first early in the opening frame, but the BMC girls responded with a 6-0 run in the first half of the frame to take an early lead.   The Lady Eagles overcame their early turnover issues against the Lady Raiders zone defense and took the lead with just over three minutes left in the first quarter.   But BMC battled back and took an 11-7 lead after one quarter.
In the first 90 seconds of the second quarter, BMC opened on a 4-0 run to extend their lead.   Meadville fought back and retook the lead.   A late hoop from the Lady Raiders would tie the game.   But a buzzer beater from the Lady Eagles would give Meadville a 24-21 halftime lead.

In the boys Championship game, the Meadville Eagles took on the Bucklin/Macon County Raiders.   The Eagles took an early lead, and never really looked back.   Both teams got in their entire benches before the end of the game.   Meadville won this game 62-29 over Bucklin/Macon County.