(LESTERVILLE, Mo.) – The Ellington Whippets and the Lesterville Bearcats will face off in the boys championship of the Black River League tournament Friday on J-98. Both teams were victorious in the semifinal round Thursday night.
Fourth-seeded Ellington earned an upset win over the top-seeded South Iron Panthers 44-37 in the first semifinal. The Panthers held the lead for most of the game, but the Whippets stormed back in the fourth quarter, led by sophomore guard Kyle Conkright.
In the second semifinal game of the night, Lesterville topped the East Carter Redbirds 68-41. Lesterville was led in scoring by Brendan Myers who ended with a game hight 24 points, including 18 in the first half.