Holiday tournament rundown - Salem boys pick up second win

Salem's boys' basketball team got win number two at Mitchell this week and came close to number three. Here, the Lions Jaden Cheatwood locks in on defense during the tournament at Mitchell. (Photo provided) 

The 2022-23 version of the Salem High School boys' varsity basketball team finished the year with just one win. On Thursday, this year's Salem Lions picked up win number two, beating New Washington 59-36 in the Mitchell Cement City Classic. 

The win secured fifth place for the Lions, who suffered two losses on Wednesday in pool play. 

Salem lost to Shoals in the opening game of the tournament 51-34 and then fell to Franklin County 37-31. 

That set up the matchup with New Washington in the fifth-place game.

The Lions are now off until Jan. 5 and 6 win they have a doubleheader against Patoka Lake foes. They will face Orleans Jan. 5 in Salem and then travel to Crawford County on Jan. 6. 

Lady Senators split

After losing in the morning game of the Wabash Valley Produce Jeep Classic to Northeast Dubois, the Wast Washington Lady Senators regrouped on Thursday evening and picked up a win in the consolation game. 

West Washington defeated North Daviess 75-41 in the nightcap, securing third place in the tournament and improving their record to 110-5 on the season. 

The Lady Senators will return to the court Jan. 4 when they host Trinity Lutheran. 

Lady Lions go 1-2

The Salem girls' basketball team competed at the Wings and Rings Winter Classic hosted by Northeastern and finished 1-2 Wednesday and Thursday. 

The Lady Lions lost to East Central 37-35 on Wednesday in the opening round and followed that with a 43-31 loss to Wapahani the same day. 

In the seventh-place game Salem regrouped and routed Tipton 52-17.

The Lady Lions are 4-12 on the season and will be back on the court Jan. 2 when they travel to Borden to take on the top ranked Class A Lady Braves. 

Lady Musketeers 0-3

Eastern competed in the Donna Cheatham Classic at Scottsburg and went 0-3 in the tournament Wednesday and Thursday. 

The Lady Musketeers lost to Columbus North 73-43 Wednesday and then had two losses Thursday. 

Eastern fell to Charlestown 43-39 and then lost to Kokomo 41-39.

The Lady Musketeers are 1-14 on the season and will be back in action Jan. 4 when they host Corydon Central. 

WW boys' team plays today

West Washington will compete in the Wabash Valley Produce Jeep Classic today at Northeast Dubois. 

The Senators play Lanesville at 12:15 p.m.

The winner of that game will play the winner of the Northeast Dubois-Techumseh game at 7:45. 

The losers of the early games will play one another for the consolation at 6 p,m.

Eastern's boys play Friday and Saturday

The Musketeers aren't in a holiday tournament but do play games today and tomorrow. 

Eastern will travel to Floyd Central tonight for a game against the Highlanders and will return home Saturday to host Milan. 

Saturday's game has a varsity start time of 6:30 p.m. 






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