Monday, November 30, 2015

Girls Claim Second Place

By Alyssa Bridge
November 23, 2015

All last week, the Mt. Pulaski/ Hartsburg-Emden Co-op girls’ basketball team competed in the second annual Clinton Turkey Tussle. The tournament was a pool style tournament, which means that each team would play all the teams in their pool. After the pool part, the teams would then be placed into the placing games based off of their record. The girls won their first 3 games against Olympia, Tri-Valley, and Riverton. With all of these wins, the team was placed into the championship match against PORTA. The game started out well, but PORTA just couldn’t miss from the 3 point line. They shot well from there all night and Pulaski was barely able to stay in the game. Towards the end, they managed to get the game within 10 points but as they tried to stop the clock with fouls, PORTA just didn’t miss their free throws. Even though they lost the game, the team placed 2nd in the tournament after finishing 6th place last year. This tournament was a glimpse into this season and the girls' team could be good.