KINGSTON - The Silo Rebels won the consolation trophy of the Kingston New Year’s Classic with a 53-25 win over Tishomingo on Saturday.
Leonard Sandler scored 20 points, Kendall Shives added 13 to go with seven rebounds, and Jarris Hamilton added 10.
The Rebels (13-3) opened a 10-5 lead after one quarter, then went on a 6-0 run to start the second. Three-point shooting kept up the pressure in the third as Silo started the second half on an 8-0 run.
After dropping the first game of the tournament to Madill, Silo bounced back with a 34-30 win over Rock Creek on Friday. Tanner Clark (13) and Shives (10) paced the win, with eight from Andrew Bolin as well.
“We’ve got to accept responsibility for our actions in that first game,” said Silo Coach Dax Simon. “Hopefully we can build on it. (On Saturday) Leonard did a good job of opening the floor from the outside. Our kids played their roles today. Defensively we have some length and were able to play that 2-3 zone and expand our lead.”
The Rebels will be tested again on Tuesday when they visit the Tushka Tigers, who were finalists in their own tournament over the weekend.
Atoka girls 36 Silo 35 (Consolation final)
Kenslie Stanley turned in 21 points and six rebounds but a critical Lady Rebel turnover in the final minute paved the way for Atoka to survive in Saturday’s consolation final in Kingston.
Trailing by five early in the fourth quarter, a three-point play from Stanley got Silo back into the thick of things. Hannah Bourne went down low for a layup to tie the game, but Atoka responded with a three, and later added a free throw.
Rachel Grider hit a corner three-ball with a minute left to cut the LadyCats lead to 33-32. Silo was forced to foul twice but Atoka went 1-for-3 at the line. Silo had the ball with 30 seconds left, but Atoka’s ShayLynn Bass got a mid-court steal and breakaway layup to seal the game.
Mary Grider hit from downtown as time expired for the 36-35 final.
Madill girls 42 Kingston 40
In an early “Battle of the Slipper” between these two Marshall County rivals, Madill survived a second half rally from Kingston to take a third-place tournament win Saturday at the MPAC “Palace.”
Sabrina Slatton led Kingston with 20 points and Macey Bayles added 13. Kaylen Sweat led the Wildcats with 25.
FRIDAY SCORES - Kingston New Year’s Classic (Boys)
Atoka 41 Kingston 40 (OT)
The Wampus Cats survived a 15-5 fourth quarter run from Kingston to advance to the Saturday finals against Latta.
Jared Hayes scored 19 for Kingston. Hot shooting by him and his brother Payton Hayes fueled a Kingston rally from 13 down in the second half to force the overtime.
Latta 43 Madill 36
Tishomingo 43 Coalgate 33
FRIDAY SCORES - Kingston New Year’s Classic (girls)
Silo 33 Rock Creek 30
Rachel Grider scored 12 and Hannah Bourne added nine in a second-round tournament victory for the Lady Rebels. Harlie Hefline led the Lady Mustangs with 10, while Arie Young, Devyn Johnson and Julie Layton pitched in four apiece.
Tishomingo 65 Madill 61
Latta 42 Kingston 29