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Roy Hardy helps push the Hillcrest Hornets to a day 2 victory over Prestonwood Christian at JQH Arena during the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions Image by Chase Snider / KTTS
Evan James (3) from Little Rock Hall looks for the bounce pass around Prestonwood Christian's D.J. McGee (23) in the seventh place game of the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions at JQH Arena
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Roy Hardy helps push the Hillcrest Hornets to a day 2 victory over Prestonwood Christian at JQH Arena during the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions
The Hillcrest Hornets have advanced to the consolation finals of the 29th Annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions At JQH Arena, beating Prestonwood Christian from Plano, Texas 76-49.
Hillcrest got 20 points from forward Austin Petry, with Jonah Hill getting a double-double (14 points and 11 rebounds) and Brady Petry adding 12 points.
The Hornets trailed 21-17 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Prestonwood 25-5 in the second frame and never let the Lions get back in the game.
Hillcrest shot 50% for the game (23-46) and went 24-33 from the free throw line. The Hornets pulled down 35 rebounds.
Hillcrest will take on Bullitt East from Mount Washington, Kentucky at 5:00 p.m. Saturday in the consolation finals.
Bullitt East pulled away late in the game to beat Little Rock Hall (Arkansas) 68-58. Eric Young had 20 points to lead all scorers for the winning Chargers, while their big guy, 6-9 senior Derek Willis, finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. Willis will play college ball at Kentucky.
Arkansas recruit Bobby Portis, a 6-9 senior, finished with 18 points for the Warriors in a losing effort.
The two teams were deadlocked 14-14 after one quarter, and 17-17 at the half. Bullitt East held a four point advantage, 45-41, after three, and it stayed close until the final two minutes.
Anthony Black hit two free throws for Hall that pulled his team within two, 56-54, with 3:21 left in regulation, but they could get no closer.
Trey Rakes' jumper gave the Chargers a 62-54 lead with 1:32 left, and although the Warriors cut it to 64-58 in the final minute, Portis missed two free throws with 42 seconds on the clock that could have made it a four point game.
Bullitt East shot 64.5% from the field (20-31) and went 23-29 from the free throw line to secure the win.
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