Silver Creek, which entered the tournament hoping for their fourth consecutive title, was never threatened in a 51-33 victory over Clarksville in Saturday’s consolation game.
Silver Creek dominated play on the inside, led by junior center Kelsi Scott, who finished with 20 points and nine rebounds. Silver Creek scored the game’s first 10 points and led 17-2 after a quarter.
The Dragons knew they were in for a battle after watching the Generals almost pull out a victory over Providence on Friday.
“We knew that we would have to show up ready to play and tonight we did,” Silver Creek coach Scott Schoen said. “When Kelsi stays on the floor, we’re a different team. And Bailee [Popp] is really coming on. She’s picked it up on offense quickly. I told her she needs to pick up the defense just as quick.”
Haley Jenkins led Clarksville with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Clarksville coach B.D.Ledbetter’s voice was hoarse at the start of the game. It was gone by game’s end.
“We didn’t turn it over tonight but we had no defensive intensity at all,” said assistant coach Antonio Grubbs. “It’s just a matter of putting the pieces together. It’s all about consistency.”
Clarksville will host Crawford County on Jan. 7, while the Dragons go to Borden on Jan. 9.
CHARLESTOWN HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
CHARLESTOWN 53, PROVIDENCE 34
Charlesstown 18 16 11 8—53
Providence 11 16 1 6—34
Charlestown (8-2): Kaitlynn Henning 22, Shelby Goedeker 8, Jessica Farmer 2, Megan Brooks 9, Justice Burdin 9, Lexi Logsdon 0, Kim Knight 0, Lauren Crowe 3, Bethany Hall 0, Alysha Flaget 0, Leah Sherrill 0
Providence (10-3): Abby Hunt 0, Michaela Hoke 5, Bayley Wade 2, Taylor Smallwood 3, Claire Rauck 19, Lillian Hughes 2, Olivia Jenkins 1, Cheyenne Brooks 2, Miokaila Heavrin 0, Elizabeth Aubrey 0, Sara Gryboski 0, Mia Fougerousse 0.
3-point field goals: Charlestown 4 (Henning 2, Goedeker, Crowe); Providence 4 (Rauck 3, Hoke).
Rebounds: Charlestown 46 (Burdin 18); Providence 22 (Hoke 7).
Turnovers: Charlestown 17, Providence 10.
Free Throws: Charlestown 11-18, Providence 16-25.