Boys' basketball roundup
Princeton was hot from the field in shooting past Pontiac 72-52 for third place at the Colmone Classic at Hall High School Saturday.
The Tigers shot better from the field than from the free throw line in outscoring the Indians in each of the four quarters.
Princeton finished the game with 73 percent from the field on 30 of 41 shooting. The Tigers were 9 of 17 from the charity stripe. Josh Reinhardt had the hottest hand by making 12 of 13 shots. He added a free throw to finish with 25 points.
Pontiac fell behind 15-11 in the first quarter and then got blitzed 26-14 in the second to trail 41-25 at the break. The Tigers outscored the Indians by two points in each of the final two frames.
Cam Dawson had 14 points and Carter Dawson added 12 for the Indians (3-6). Ben Schuler and Tyler Rich each had 8 points while Alden Rutledge scored 5.
“We simply got outworked at times,” Pontiac head coach Durrell Robinson said. “We have a long way to go but this was a great tournament to start filling out our roles and identity as we are finally able to play with a full roster and prepare for our first home game of the season.”
Fieldcrest 66, St. Bede 43
The Knights got on a roll quickly in taking the fifth-place game. Fieldcrest struck for 19 points in the first quarter in taking a 10-point lead on St. Bede. The margin grew to 45-21 by halftime after a 26-point second quarter.
The Bruins were able to outscore the Knights 22-21 in the second half, but the damage had been done.
Derek May was the workhorse with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the Knights. Cam Grandy, who made the all-tournament team, contributed 11 points and 7 boards. Ryan Naas added 11 with Jaxon Cusac-McKay throwing in 10 points. Hayden Carls had 7 points and Clay Wells added 5.
Tremont 71, Lexington 49
TREMONT — Tremont started each half quickly and dominated Lexington for a 71-49 Heart of Illinois Conference victory Saturday.
The Turks led 20-11 after one period and 33-16 at the half. It was a 56-32 difference after three periods.
Tate Walcott scored 15 points in the second half and finished with 22 to lead the minutemen. Ray McLeese added 8 points while Will White threw in 6 and Nick Beard added 4 points. Adam Baillie, Josh Hardman, Andrew Olson, Adam Murray and Konner Tolan each had 2 points.