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Sturgeon boys win tournament championship

Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm

With some help from a Community R-IV player, Kenny Stone scores two of his game-leading 19 points.

Ram-jetting through the Community R-VI defense, Kenny Stone scores two of his game-leading 19 points.

Jacob Brooks dunking through a defender.

Jacob Brooks dunking through a defender.

Not a roller-coaster, not a Nantucket sleigh-ride, but a Sturgeon sleigh-ride. Spectators may have been looking over their shoulders to see if ambulances were pulling up to treat audience members for vertigo.

That was what Saturday night basketball in Sturgeon was like for the championship game of the 2019 Sturgeon Tournament, which the Sturgeon Bulldogs won, 59-48 against Community R-VI.

Sturgeon fans left the gym happy because Sturgeon won,

Community R-VI was up 10 to Sturgeon’s 0. Sturgeon got up by 12. Community caught up and was down only four, eight to Sturgeon’s 12 by the end of the first. Sturgeon got up again, Community caught them again and the score was 30-29

Jake Snider slides a jump-shot shot between a Community defender's hands for two more in the fourth.

Jake Snider slides a jump-shot shot between a Community defender’s hands for two more in the fourth.

Sturgeon at the halftime buzzer.

When it was done, Kenny Stone led Sturgeon with a game-high 19 points; followed by Jacob Brooks with 11 and Jake Snider with seven.

Community’s Eric Hombs and Blaze Escamilla led Community with 15 each.

Celebrating a championship.

Celebrating a championship.

The rest is history and will be available in next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.