Belle’s Tigers fall in own tournament

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 2/5/20

Finally able to finish up the Fourth Annual Belle Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday, Tim Evans’ Tigers looked to end their portion of the tournament on a winning note against Missouri …

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Belle’s Tigers fall in own tournament

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Finally able to finish up the Fourth Annual Belle Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday, Tim Evans’ Tigers looked to end their portion of the tournament on a winning note against Missouri Military Academy (MMA).

Falling behind 23-7 after one quarter, Belle was not able to get any closer before falling 78-54 Saturday morning to the Colonels out of Mexico, Mo.

Senior Brett Stewart scored 18 of his team-high 23 points in the second half for the Tigers.

Jace Geick just missed joining him in double figures finishing with eight points.

Lane Feeler added seven points followed closely by Colten Robinson with five points.

Thomas Lingo and Jat Ridenhour each chipped in four points along three points from Eddy Paz to round out Belle’s scoring.

Last Wednesday against Newburg in the tournament, Belle trailed the Wolves 13-4 after one quarter before falling 60-46 in what turned out to be an extra game for both teams due to South Callaway being unable to finish Belle’s Tournament while competing last week in tournament action at Stover.

Paz led Belle with 16 points in the loss against the Wolves.

Other Saturday action saw Chamois narrowly defeat Cuba 53-51 in the third-place game.

Nate Nolte led the Pirates with 24 points while Garrett Seller paced the Wildcats with 22 points.

In an all orange and black title game, Richland’s Bears needed a shot in the closing seconds to edge Owensville’s Dutchmen 65-64.

Tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) Ethan Fagre led the Bears with 28 points while Trevor Abernathy led OHS with 15 points.

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