Here’s a look at more results from the 2015 Laker Farm Implement Service, Inc. & Riley Park Tire Service, Inc. Basketball Tournament on Tuesday at Greenfield-Central High School.
Marquette Catholic 51 East Central 48
The Class A No. 6 Marquette Catholic Blazers started out slow Tuesday morning but hit their stride in the second half to fend off 4A East Central 51-48.
The Blazers were led by twins Emma and Sophia Nolan, who scored 16 and 12 points, respectively. Emma Nolan split her production evenly with eight points in each half as Marquette Catholic broke a 22-all tie at halftime with a 36-31 lead in the third quarter.
Sophia Nolan scored 10 points in the final 16 minutes while Mackenzie Marovich, Morgan Crook and Emmery Joseph each chipped in six points.
East Central was led by George Mason signee Allie McCool with 16 points. Lauryn Helton and Corryn Caudy each provided 12 points.
Marquette Catholic (11-1) will face host Greenfield-Central (11-3) in the semifinals today at 10 a.m.
Pendleton Heights 71 Whitko 47
The Pendleton Heights Arabians galloped out to a big early lead Tuesday on their way to an easy 71-47 win over Class 2A fourth-ranked Whitko.
The Arabians, who never trailed, led 26-11 after the first quarter and 40-19 at halftime.
Juniors Sam Hammel and Adrienne Phillips led the Pendleton Heights offense with 16 points each. Junior Aly Reiff led all scorers with 23 for Whitko.
Westfield 66, Eastern (Ky.) 54
The Class 4A No. 7 Westfield Shamrocks struck early and held off challenges from the Louisville Eastern Eagles on their way to a 66-54 win.
Senior Haliegh Reinoehl led Westfiled with 20 points and senior Maddy Grennes scored 17. Freshman Mikayla Kinnard led the Eagles with 13 points.
Pendleton Heights (6-7) will play Westfield (14-1) in the second semifinal today at approximately noon.
East Central 54 Richmond 35
The Trojans bounced back quickly from their first-round loss against Marquette Catholic, beating Richmond 54-35 on Tuesday night.
Led by Allie McCool with 18 points, East Central (11-5) advanced into today’s fifth-place game.
In last year’s tournament, the Trojans dropped two contests on the first day, falling to Lebanon and Noblesville before taking seventh-place with a victory against Hamilton Heights.
Lexus Perkins led Richmond with 10 points. The Red Devils (4-8) will play in today’s seventh-place game.
Eastern (Ky.) 77 Whitko 59
The Eagles haven’t lost two games in a row this season, and they didn’t start on Tuesday, defeating Class 2A No. 4 Whitko 77-59.
State-ranked Louisville Eastern improved to 10-2 as the out-of-state visitors turned a 35-32 halftime lead into a double-digit margin in the second half.
Shavia Thompson scored a game-high 30 points for Eastern, who will face East Central in the fifth-place consolation game today.
Whitko (10-4) lost it’s third straight game and second in one day despite a 24-point performance from junior Aly Reiff.
The Wildcats will play Richmond in the seventh-place game today.
Semifinal: Greenfield-Central vs. Marquette Catholic, 10 a.m.
Semifinal: Pendleton Heights vs. Westfield, noon
Seventh-Place: Richmond vs. Whitko, to follow
Fifth-Place: East Central vs. Eastern (Ky.), to follow
Third-Place: Semifinal Game 1 loser vs. Semifinal Game 2 loser, 6 p.m.
Championship: Semifinal Game 1 winner vs. Semifinal Game 2 winner, 8 p.m.