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PC tops Little Giants in TCC opener

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 2:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 9:38 p.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Ken Schroeder)
Isaac Reyes launches a three-point shot for DePue against Putnam County in Tuesday’s TCC tournamet action in Granville.

The Tri-County Conference boys basketball tournament got underway Tuesday night at R.M. Germano Gymnasium in Granville after a one night weather delay.

Tuesday’s openers saw Putnam County beat DePue 73-56, Roanoke-Benson beat Midland 70-36 and Woodland beat Lowpoint 75-42.

The host Panthers built a 66-39 entering the fourth quarter, before DePue went on a 15-0 run. Harold Fay led the Panthers with 14 points and Alec Veverka had 12.

Leading scorers for DePue (5-12) were Ramon Puga (17, Austin Zimmer (14) and Jose Raya (9).

PC will meet No. 3 Roanoke-Benson at 7:30 p.m. in Thursday’s semifinals. The Rockets were 70-36 winners over No. 6 Midland Tuesday.

The first semifinal will match No. 1 Henry vs. No. 5 Peoria Christian at 6 p.m.

On Wednesday, Henry beat Woodland 93-62 and Peoria Christian beat No. 4 Marquette 78-64.

Finals will be played Saturday starting with the consolation at 5 p.m.

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