JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Cowden-Herrick got to the 3rd place game of the NTC 7th tournament, but fell to St. Elmo/Brownstown, 34-25.
It was a see-saw game on Thursday. Cowden-Herrick led after the 1st, 8-7. St. E/B counter punched in the 2nd with a 10-4 run to take the half-time lead, 17-12.
The Hornets won the 3rd, but trimmed the deficcit by just a point, 25-21. St. E/B had another run in them and finished strong, out-scoring the Hornets 9-4 down the stretch and claiming the bronze trophy by nine points.
Despite the loss, Nick Miller had a game-high 11 points, with three free throws. St. E/B's leading scorer was Aderman with nine points.
Cowden-Herrick had five more scorers, as opposed to St. E/B's other four scorers. But St. Elmo/Brownstown's other players each scored more than the Hornets.
Trace Smith and Eddie Clearwater had four, each, but Philpot had eight and Chandler and Karnes had six each.
A 5-point advantage at the free throw line helped St. E/B's cause.
NTC 7th 3rd Place
St. Elmo/Brownstown 34, Cowden-Herrick 25
C-H stats: Nick Miller 11 (4 FGs, 3 FTs), Trace Smith 4 (2 FGs), Eddie Clearwater 4 (2 FGs), Keegan Martin 2 (FG), Devin Burks 2 (FG), Alec Edwards 2 (FG). Team FGs 11. Team FTs 3
St. E/B stats: Aderman 9 (4 FGs, FT), Philpot 8 (2 FGs, 4 FTs), Chandler 6 (3 FGs), Karnes 6 (2 FGs, 2 FTs), Healy 5 (2 FGs, FT), Team FGs 13. Team FTs 8.