(Hillsboro) A pair of JCAA teams got right to highlight the third night of the 65th Gene Steighorst Invitational.
The Festus Tigers beat the Northwest Lions 50-37 and the Windsor Owls toppled the host Hillsboro Hawks 63-55 Wednesday night on KJFF.
In the first game of the night, Festus found itself locked in a defensive affair until they used a 14-2 run to blow open the game in the third quarter.
Senior Collin Reando sparked the run and was named Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game after scoring a game-high 13 points.
Festus improves to 2-2 while Northwest has started the season 0-3.
In the second half of the doubleheader, Windsor senior guard Sonny Amabile was red hot from the tip, but so was Hillsboro sophomore Noah Holland.
Holland seemed to be untouchable, as he kept making plays on a night when he poured in a whopping 38 points.
But despite Holland’s best efforts, Hillsboro had to deal not only with Amabile’s 22 points, they also had to stop the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game.
Owls junior Logan Chaney brought it to the tune of a team-high 26 points, with 19 coming in the second half as Windsor stretched a 1-point lead at halftime to double digits.
The Owls move to 3-2 and will face Festus for consolation Saturday.
Hillsboro drops a 4th straight game to fall to 1-4 and will look to win the seventh-place game Saturday morning against Northwest.
You can hear both games with coverage starting at 10:45 Saturday morning on AM 1400.
To hear the full game broadcasts again, click play below.