Max Performance leftovers

Here are some leftovers from last week's Max Performance Invitationals at Collins and Shelby County.

  • Muhlenberg County beat Rock Creek (Ind.) 67-54 in the boys' final. The Lions trimmed the Mustangs' lead to five with about 1:30 to play before Muhlenberg pulled away. I heard that Chris Freeman had three big dunks for the Mustangs in their victory. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Muhlenberg in Rupp Arena again for the Sweet Sixteen.  
  • The Shelby County boys' team didn't have the services of junior sharpshooter Eric Schreiner in its loss to Collins in the third-place game. Schreiner missed the game due to the death of his grandmother. The Rockets, though, did get back the services of sophomore guard Zach Shipley for that game. Shipley had missed Shelby's first two tournament games to attend a football camp/clinic.
  • Meanwhile the Butler girls' team finished off its impressive run through the tourney by beating Male 61-41 in the final. The Bearettes won their three tournament games by an average of 29.7 points per game. Butler looks like a sure thing to win the 6th Region and go on to Bowling Green for the Sweet Sixteen later this year.
  • Impressive stats from Collins sophomore Aaliyah Wells in the Titans' victory over Shelby County in the girls' seventh-place game. Wells scored 31 points in only 20 minutes, while also grabbing 11 rebounds and recording seven steals.
  • Collins freshman point guard Skylar Clemens missed the seventh-place game after spraining her ankle in the Titans' loss to Bishop Brossart in the consolation semifinals. Not sure how long she'll be out. Sarah Parr started in her place.