Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Eagles boys, girls varsity basketball tournament results

By Ryan Wright

The Lady Eagles recently participated in the Eldorado Tournament which consisted of hard competition.

They started the first game of the tournament playing Carmi on Saturday, Jan. 14. The Lady Eagles played a fairly intense game, but wasn’t able to hold on and ended up falling short to Carmi, 46-36.

Leading scorers included junior Lindsey Holhubner with 12 points and sophomore Alyssa Jones with 7 points.

The second game took place on Monday, Jan. 16, where the Eagles took on Gallatin County. The highly anticipated matchup was a game you didn’t want to miss as the Eagles were playing a magnificent game going back and forth with Gallatin.

After the end of regulation the game was tied and sent into overtime, but with both teams playing strong and aggressive the game was sent to a double overtime where Gallatin was able to keep the lead and hold on for a score of 96-90.

Leading scorers were Holhubner with 45 points and seniors Adrienne Bullock and Callie Clay both scoring 12 points.

The third game of the tournament was played against Benton on Tuesday. This game came down to the wire as Vienna and Benton went into overtime after Vienna was able to come back late in the fourth quarter and keep Benton from scoring in the last final seconds of the game.

Overtime didn’t go as the Eagles wanted, ending in a score of 55-50, Benton winning.

Leading scorers included sophomore Haleigh Keeling with 18 points and Holhubner with 16 points.

On Thursday the Lady Eagles took on Anna. This game remained an up tempo throughout the game and resulted in Anna winning 49-41.

Leading scorers were Holhubner with 16 and Clay with 12.

The final game the Lady Eagles played in the tournament was against Eldorado on Saturday, Jan. 21. They completely dominated and owned the court as the Lady Eagles were able to take the win, 65-44.

Leading scorers were Holhubner with 16 points and Clay with 24 points.

Concluding the tournament junior Lindsey Holhubner was named to the all-tournament team with her phenomenal performance throughout the tournament.

Along with the Lady Eagles having a tournament, the Vienna High School boys varsity team participated in their own tournament as well, The Superman Classic, hosted at Massac County High School.

After the first game played against Graves County on Monday, Jan. 16, which ended in a tough 60-21 loss, the Eagles looked to bounce back.

Their second game of the tournament was played against the Goreville Blackcats on Thursday, Jan. 19. This matchup was like always, intense and competitive.

The Blackcats started things off with a hot hand heading into halftime with a score of 39-28.

The Eagles tried to mount a comeback in the third and fourth quarter bringing it within 6 points with 4 minutes left. The Blackcats held on though as they beat the Eagles 72-55.

Leading scorers included senior Lucas Strickland with 13 points and junior Ben Daine with 12.

The third and final game of the tournament for the Eagles was played against Fort Campbell on Saturday. The Eagles were able to play excellent lockdown defense and move the ball around allowing their shots to fall beyond the mark. When the game ended the Eagles had left a statement winning by a double digit lead of 77-57.

Leading scorers included Strickland with 14 and Daine with 16 points, along with 15 rebounds.

The tournament concluded with junior Ben Daine getting all tournament team, putting up a margin of points for the Eagles throughout the games they played.