The Silo Invitational Tournament continued Friday night. The games got kicked off with the Silo Lady Rebels putting to rest the Stuart Lady Hornets, 55-49.
The Lady Rebels led the whole game, but not by much. The Lady Hornets stayed with Silo through the first half; the Lady Rebels led 20-17.
After the half, the Lady Rebels took charge of the game and with two 6-0 runs, Silo took a commanding 37-28 led to close out the third period.
The fourth period would be different for Silo. The Lady Hornets tied the game at 40 with only 4:20 left on the clock. Then the Lady Rebels reeled off 14 points and crushed the comeback sting of the Hornets for the win.
Brittany Townsend led the Lady Rebels with 12 points and four rebounds. Teammate Kenslie Stanley scored 10 points with four boards and Jordan Bacon came away with eight points and eight rebounds.
To continue the girl’s games, the Caney Lady Cougars beat the Calera Lady Bulldogs by 19 points.
The Lady Cougars wasted no time jumping out to a 15-9 lead in the first quarter by going on an 8-0 run.
Caney extended its lead by eight points while the Lady Bulldogs dug themselves a hole by scoring only two. The Lady Cougars enjoyed a comfortable 23-13 halftime led.
The Lady Cougars came out of halftime hot, led by Morgan Whatley’s nine points in the third. The Lady Cougars stood high with a 40-24 lead to end the third. And Caney would go on to win 48-31.
Whatley led Caney with a double-double, finishing with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Kassi Baughman had 10 points and five rebounds. For Calera, Malinda Steve recorded seven points and four rebounds and Madison Rogers added seven points and eight boards.
In the boys’ games, the Calera Bulldogs were pitted against the Stuart Hornets. The Bulldogs would feel the sting of the Hornets’ big men down low, as Calera fell into the losers’ bracket with a 54-42 loss.
The Bulldogs got behind in the first quarter, trailing 12-5.
Then in the second period, the Hornets would go off and scored 19 points, but the Bulldogs showed up and scored 14 points. But the first period for the Calera would haunt them throughout the game. The Hornets led 31-19 at the half.
While the Bulldogs put forth its best effort by matching bucket for bucket in the third period, Calera scored 14 points but had problems stopping the Hornet offense, which scored 16 points.
The first quarter was the most critical period in the game as the Bulldogs couldn’t get over the five-point quarter. The Hornets just sat on the ball in the last period to go on to win.
Cody Mullens led the Bulldogs with 11 points and five rebounds and Ben Robison had nine points and four rebounds.
The main headliner of night was the Silo Rebels and the Springer Cardinals. Just like a Mike Tyson fight, the Rebels knocked out the Cardinals in the first period with a 28-8 led.
The Rebels ended the first period with a 17-0 run. It was almost too easy for the Rebels as they continued to show their power and beat down Springer with a 46-21 halftime lead.
The massacre didn’t stop in the third with Silo scoring 19 more points to Springer’s lonely six points. The Rebels would sit their starters and put the game on cruise control for the final tally of 73-53.
Two Rebel players combined for 41 of Silo’s 73 points. Trey Johnson had a game-high 27 points and three rebounds while Logan Oller had 19 points, with nine of those points coming from beyond the arc.