The First Harrison Bank Holiday Tournament got underway Friday night in Campbellsburg and for the first time since 2011 there
will be a new champion crowned.
In the opening games, Salem defeated three time defending champs, Borden 55-50.
In the second game, Eastern rolled to a 67-48 win over the host Senators of West Washington.
The last time Eastern and Salem met was Feb. 1 of this year and was a 75-63 win by the Musketeers.
Box scores from Friday
Borden: Moore 4, Arnett 5, Bachman 12, Thompson 6, Stonecipher 6, Noah Hart 4, Caleb Hart 11, Lucas McNew 2.
Salem: Couch 5, Weedin 6, Nice 5, Baker 10, Cornett 17, Burch 2, Hobson 10.
Threes: Borden (6) Arnett 1, Bachman 2, Thompson 2, Caleb Hart 1. SHS: (8) Couch 1, Nice 1, Baker 2, Cornett 4.
West Washington: Sizemore 14, Trueblood 14, Green 11, Sanford 1, McPheeters 1, Pollock 3, Walker 4.
Eastern: Murphy 11, Doebler 18, McDaniel 5, Newcomb 12, Roberts 4, Rodewig 11, Lynn 3, Hobson 1, Eberle 2.
Threes: WW (1) Sizemore. EHS (12) Murphy 3, Doebler 4, Newcomb 1, Rodewig 3, Lynn 1.
A few notes
Appearances and absences
One of Borden's top players, Reilly Gray did not play in Friday's game against the Lions.
Salem senior post player Steven Kinslow also didn't play.
Eastern junior Alex Hobson made his first appearance this season for the Musketeers.
EHS SHS last titles
The last time Eastern won the Holiday Tournament was during the 2010-11 season. They beat WW on the opening night
that year 46-41 and then beat Salem, 61-58 in the championship game.
Salem hasn't won since the 2008-2009 season when they beat Borden 53-47 in the opening round and then won a low
scoring game, 35-30 over West Washington.
A show of unity
All four teams attended a meal hosted by West Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Eastern Head Coach Scott Newcomb said it was a nice idea.
"We enjoyed it," he said. "Of course we had several kids who had finals, so we only brought seven, but it was a good time. I
think we will continue if we can get around finals."
The meal was catered by Ron Smith.
The two teams in the championship game, Salem and Eastern, combined to hit 20 threes in the opening game.