Ell-Saline Moves to Title Game at Morris/Stephens
Mike Hammett - December 14, 2013 8:10 am
The Ell-Saline Cardinals are in the championship games of the Morris/Stephens Classic in Lincoln after the boys defeated Nickerson 48-39 and the girls knocked off Lincoln 38-20 on Friday night.
In the boys game, Ell-Saline slowly built a four-point halftime lead at 20-16. The Cardinals started to pull away in the third quarter, outscoring the Panthers 17-10 to lead 37-26 after three. The Cardinals then held on in the fourth for the win.
Louie Arceo led the Cardinals with 14 points.
In the girls game, Ell-Saline used a big first half to cruise to a 20-8 halftime lead. In the second half, the Cardinals were able to pull away down the stretch and pick up the 19 point win.
Aubrey Wilson led the Cardinals with 15 points, while Paige Johnson had 11.
Both Ell-Saline squads are 2-1 and play Central Plains for the tournament titles tonight.