JONES — Zathan Bowman chalked up 15 points and Ryan Fullbright aided with 12 Friday night, sparking Tecumseh to a 57-50 semifinal triumph over Bethel at the Jones Tournament.
Bowman was true on three 3-point field goals as Tecumseh improved to 10-6.
The Savages will challenge perennial standout John Marshall in today’s 4:40 championship encounter.
Anthony Billy recorded two treys and finished with 9 points for the Savages.
Ben Pfeiff, Jaylon Gordon and Devin Acklin shared Bethel scoring honors with 13.
Pfeiff, a post performer, scored all of his 13 points in the opening half.
“”We did a really good job on their post kid in the second half,” Tecumseh coach Eric Litherland said. ”We tried to limit his rebounds in the second half.
“It was a really good game. Any time you play Bethel, it is a tough battle. We knew it was going to be a dogfight.”
Bethel (8-8) will tangle with Centennial in today’s 2 p.m. third-place game.
Channing Scallorn and Kilee Jones compiled 12 points apiece, fueling Tecumseh to a 52-17 consolation walloping of John Marshall Friday at the Jones Tournament.
Tecumseh (4-11) was never pressed after leading 25-9 at halftime.
Madison Day and Tawny Billy posted a 3-point field goal apiece. Day and Taylor Walker contributed seven points apiece to the Tecumseh cause.
Tecumseh will wrap up its Jones Tournament play at 10 a.m. today with a consolation game versus Bethel.
Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.