Braymer, Mo. Andrew Currier scored 17 points to lead three Veritas Christian players in double figures, and the Eagles’ boys basketball team defeated Tina-Avalon, 55-38, for third place Saturday in the Braymer Invitational.
Chad Stieben scored 14 points, and Thomas Bachert scored 12. Both were named to the all-tournament team.
“What I liked about tonight was it was really good to see the guys bounce back and play four good quarters,” Veritas coach Gary Hammer said. “I was happy to see us handle full-court pressure better. We shot free throws better and just did a better job of moving the ball on offense.”
Tina-Avalon cut a 13-point Veritas lead to five entering the fourth quarter, but Veritas outscored Tina-Avalon, 18-6, in the fourth.
“I liked the way we responded to their big push in the third quarter,” Hammer said. “Winning third place in a public-school tournament is a good accomplishment. And it was good to see some new teams we hadn’t seen.”
Veritas (9-2) will play Tuesday at Topeka Cornerstone.