Salem gets sweep in tournament

The Salem basketball teams swept a pair of games Saturday against Oconee County during the final day of action in Tabo's Tip-Off Tournament at Jefferson High School.

Meanwhile, the Heritage and Eastside boys both dropped the final games in the tournament.


Salem 71, Oconee County 42

At Jefferson, The Lady Seminoles (4-1) were paced by Precious Elkins, who scored a game-high 29 points and nine rebounds. Salem's Kentrell White added 16 points, while Amber Johnson had 10.

Salem, which has now won three straight games, squares off against Madison County tonight on its home floor at 6 p.m. in a key Region 8-AAAA contest.


Salem 51, Oconee County 46

At Jefferson, the Seminoles (3-2) picked up their only win in the Tabo's Tip-Off Tournament by outlasting the Warriors.

The victory came after a disappointing 61-46 loss Wednesday to Eastside in the tournament.

"I was very pleased because Oconee had a similar game plan to Eastside, and we were able to get in and execute the right way," Salem coach Darren Wilkins said.

Jarrett Brown led the Seminoles with 13 points. Antony Armstrong added nine off the bench.

Salem hosts region foe Madison County at 7:30 p.m. today.

Jefferson 48, Eastside 34

At Jefferson, the Eagles (1-2) did not play as well as they would have liked in the final game of the tournament, losing to the host Dragons.

"I thought the kids played well. They played pretty hard and gave everything they had. I was a little disappointed that we didn't finish the tournament in as good a shape as we could have," Eastside coach Michael Gerald said. "But if we had hit a few more shots, we could've been right there."

Eastside kept pace with the Dragons in the first half before falling apart in the second half.

"When you score six points in a quarter that will get you," Gerald said.

Carl Coleman paced the Eagles with 14 points followed by Neal Latimore who had nine.

Eastside returns to action Saturday in its home opener against McIntosh.

Franklin County 70, Heritage 53

At Jefferson, the Patriots (1-2) suffered their second straight loss in the tournament, falling to the Lions.

Demario Mayfield scored a game-high 24 points for Franklin County.

Heritage squares off with Region 8-AAAA opponent Clarke Central in its home debut at 7:30 p.m. today.