“When Jacob Earl let me know earlier today that he would be able to play, I had a good feeling,’’ said Karr as Earl was one of four North Vermillion players dealing with the flu this week. “He give us a little extra spark when he’s on the floor.’’
Decatur Lutheran got within six points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Lions missed a pair of free throws and layup on back-to-back possessions. That’s when Wright took over at the free-throw line.
Senior Brayden Woodard had nine points and he was named the MVP of the Bismarck-Henning pool.
Schlarman 69, Heritage/Villa Grove 54
The Hilltoppers capped their tournament with three victories as they defeated the Hawks in the seventh-place game.
Michael Simmons and Ben Watson shared game-high scoring honors for Schlarman with 17 points each. Simmons scored 10 of his in the first quarter as the Hilltoppers built a 22-10 lead and Watson scored 11 in the third quarter.
Also scoring in double figures for the Hilltoppers was Chris Kuchefski with 12 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eight blocked shots.
Heritage/Villa Grove had three players in double digits with Chance Lemmon having a team-high 14, followed by Brandon Koberlein with 12 and Jordan Wolf had 11.
Schlarman’s Gannon Hughes, who had four points on Saturday, was selected to the all-tournament team.
Watseka 56, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 45
The Warriors had three players in double figures in their win over the Buffaloes in the ninth-place game.
Justin Moyer had a game-high 12 points for Watseka, while Cole Davenport and Will Lyznicki each chipped in with 11.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm’s Dylan Bina scored nine of his team-high 10 points in the first half, while Rylee Goodwin and Tyson Reed each had nine in the losing cause.
Oakwood 70, Urbana JV 65