Falls City boys go back-to-back at LeBlond

Falls City High made it back-to-back championships at the LeBlond Holiday tournament Monday night with a 65-45 victory over East Buchanan.

A 7-0 run in the final 90 seconds of the first half helped the Tigers seize momentum and pushed a four-point lead to 29-18 at the break. Senior Mitchell Harling started the run with a three-pointer, then added two free throws and senior Ryan Mount scored a lay-up just before the buzzer to finish off the run.

FC capitalized on that momentum in the third quarter with a quick 8-2 spurt and led the Bulldogs by as many as 24 points in the second half.

Harling, who was named the tournament MVP, led the way with 21 game-high points, including 5-of-6 from the three-point line, and finished the three-game stretch with 47 points.

Junior Weston Witt was also named to the all-tournament team after scoring 10 points against East Buchanan and 11 in the semifinal win over Chillicothe.

Junior Jordy Stoller finished with 13 points and five boards against East Buchanan. Senior Reese Hogue and junior Jack Hartman each finished the tournament with 19 boards.


FC (8-1) — Harling 21, Stoller 13, Witt 10, DiGiacomo 8, Hartman 6, Hogue 5, Mount 2.

E-B (8-2) —  Johnson 18, Schultz 7, Rowland 5, Griffin 4, Ishmael 3, Spencer 3, Minsin 2, Cobb 2, E. Kilgore 1.

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