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Hartsburg-Emden High School senior forward Scott Ubbenga scored a team-high 18 points as the Stags defeated Beardstown 72-40 Tuesday night in the championship game of the Warrior Classic basketball tournament at Athens.

Guard Josh Conrady scored 14 points, reserve Dakin Bolen chipped in 13 points and nine rebounds, and Gary Rademaker added nine points for the Stags (4-0).

Curt Conrady and Josh Conrady each had four steals for Hartsburg-Emden, which shot 57 percent from the field to 33 percent for Beardstown.

Adam Hamilton paced Beardstown with 14 points.

Hartsburg-Emden rolled to a 48-17 halftime lead. The Stags finished 12 of 16 from the free-throw line, while Beardstown was 9 of 17.

In the third-place game, Pleasant Plains downed AC Central, 53-38.

Lowpoint 50, Calvary Baptist 46

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Lowpoint-Washburn held off a late Calvary Baptist rally to claim the nonconference win at Normal.

Calvary Baptist (2-2) pulled within 45-44 with 17 seconds left when Josh Borst completed a four-point play after being fouled on a 3-point attempt. Lowpoint-Washburn then sealed the win at the free throw line.

Zach Howerton paced the Crusaders with 15 points, and Borst collected 12 points and five rebounds. Ben Keefauver poured in a game-high 31 points for Lowpoint-Washburn (2-3).

"I thought we played hard in our first home game," said Calvary Baptist coach Michael Touma. "We just didn't shoot the ball well at all. If we shoot the ball a little better it would have been a different story."

Mount Pulaski 71, Sangamon Valley 37

Mount Pulaski's Chris Smith led all scorers with 24 points as the Hilltoppers won easily over Sangamon Valley at Mount Pulaski.

Sophomore Paul Foley sank 9 of 11 free throws en route to 15 points for Mount Pulaski. Senior Chris McDonnough added 13 and Nick McCarty chipped in 11.

The Hilltoppers finished 23 of 32 from the free-throw line.

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