Judah Christian’s Logan Chitty scored eight points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. As a team, the Tribe out-rebounded the Hilltoppers 42-32.
“We’ve got to get tough,” Henton said. “That’s been a knock on our school for a while that we just don’t have guys that are tough, that we have guys that don’t want to screen or guys that don’t want to play hard D. We’re trying to change all of that this year.”
Schlarman Academy will be back on the court tonight at 7:30 p.m. taking on Paris while Judah Christian faces St. Thomas More at 6 p.m.
St. Thomas More defeated Shiloh 52-47 in the tournament’s opener and is playing for its third consecutive championship.
“I felt good,” Henton said of his coaching debut. “I definitely saw things, myself, that I need to work on as well as things that our team needs to work on. We’ll come back tomorrow with a better outcome than we had today.”