Basketball | Ben Sebacher
Sebacher, a 6-foot-5 senior forward for the Marquette Catholic Explorers, had a heck of a tournament at the 35th Annual Metro East Lutheran Thanksgiving Turkey Tip-Off Classic.
Sebacher scored 53 points in 4 games at the Turkey Tip-Off, helping the Explorers to a third-place finish in the tournament and cementing himself as part of the all-tournament squad. There were 11 players honored as all-tournament out of the 18-team event.
Sebacher led the Explorers in their only loss, a semifinal setback to ultimate runner-up Gibault. He poured in 15 points in that contest. He provided a great inside complement for fellow all-tournament Marquette player Shandon Boone, who netted 72 points in the 4 games.
Basketball | Trace Gentry
Roxana’s Gentry was outstanding in the Metro East Lutheran Thanksgiving Turkey Tip-Off Classic.
The senior sharpshooter garnered all-tournament honors after helping lead the Shells to the silver-bracket championship, seventh place overall in the 18-team tourney.
Gentry poured in 95 points in Roxana’s 5 games in the tournament. His 3-pointer at the buzzer of the 52-51 win Nov. 28 over Bunker Hill to secure the silver bracket title was his biggest.
“It’s the biggest shot I’ve ever hit,” Gentry said after the win over the Minutemen.
Gentry also set a school record for 3-pointers in a game by knocking down 9 treys in Nov. 27’s 82-52 victory over Odin. He sank six treys in the win over Bunker Hill and he also had five 3-pointers in a triumph over Freeburg in the tourney.