â€™Busco boys win, girls lose to Angola in opening round of NECC tourney
Post and Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Churubuscoâ€™s Josh LeFever chases down a Fremont player last Friday.
ANGOLA â€” Churubusco traveled to Angola Tuesday night and beat the Hornets 44-32 in the first round of the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tournament.
Three Eagle hoopsters scored in double digits; Chris Jones had 12, Josh LeFever chipped in 11 and Tyler Arrowsmith tallied 10. The three combined for 33 of â€™Buscoâ€™s 11 points.
With a close 8-7 score in favor of Churubusco at the end of the first quarter, the Eagles pulled away at the half, outscoring the Hornets 12-4. â€™Busco added to its 20-11 score at halftime with an 8-5 advantage in the third quarter.
In a high scoring fourth-quarter, Angola matched the Eaglesâ€™ points at 16, making the final score 44-32.
Also scoring for Churubusco was Austin Goepfrich with seven and Dylan Jones at four.
Elsewhere in the tournament, Westview beat Prairie Heights, 61-40 and West Noble defeated Hamilton, 69-43. Churubusco will play at Westview tonight with a 7:45 p.m. tip-off time in an effort to advance to the semi-finals.
If the Eagles win, they will host the winner of Fairfield and Lakeland on Friday night. West Noble will host Eastside and Central Noble travels to Fremont tonight.
Churubuscoâ€™s girls lost to Angola 65-25 and will play in a consolation game Friday night.
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