Pulaski boys fall on Senior Night to
Illini Bluffs 67-60
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[February 18, 2017]
PULASKI -- Mount Pulaski
hosted Senior Night on Friday night
versus Illini Bluffs.
The Hilltoppers managed to keep the
game close for three quarters but
then the Tigers pulled away in the
fourth quarter with the 67-60 win.
Mount Pulaski’s Gezus Oliver was on
fire early, scoring 12 of the
Hilltoppers 20 points in the first
quarter. He would be outdone by
sophomore Cam Scott from Illini
Bluffs though. Scott poured in 14 of
the Tigers 24 first quarter points,
four of those buckets coming from
the three point range.
The Hilltoppers got six points
apiece in the second quarter from
Seth Huff and Peyton Taylor and made
a close game of it at the half.
Illini Bluffs was up just 36-34 as
the teams headed to the locker room.
A balanced scoring attack from both
sides in the third quarter kept the
game within reach for Mount Pulaski
as the scored rested at 51-48, still
in favor of Illini Bluffs, as the
third quarter came to a close.
Thanks to some clutch free throw
shooting by the Tigers in the fourth
quarter, they were able to pull away
with the 67-60 win.
Mount Pulaski did manage to hold the
Tigers’ Division I prospect Taylor
Bruninga relatively quiet with 15
points. The 6’7 senior for Illini
Bluffs only made three shots from
the field but was 9 for 11 shooting
free throws on the night.
Cam Scott led Illini Bluffs with 22
points. Braden Cox scored 19 points
for the Tigers.
For Mount Pulaski, Gezus Oliver was
the leading scorer with 17 points
while Peyton Taylor chipped in 16
Mount Pulaski’s schedule for
regional's is listed at the bottom
of the article.
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Senior MPHS Band
night were Eli Olson, Alyssa
Stauffer, Alexis Bryne, Danielle
Miller, Josh Dyer, TJ Benhart and
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Mount Pulaski Regional schedule
Mon., Feb. 20
Game 1 at 7:00 pm: (10) Roanoke
(R.-Benson) vs. (11) DeLand
Tue., Feb. 21
Game 2 at 6:00 pm: (4) Mount Pulaski
vs. (14) Forsyth (Decatur Christian)
Game 3 at 7:30 pm: (8) Niantic
(Sangamon Valley) vs. (13) Normal
(Calvary Christian Academy)
Wed., Feb. 22
Game 4 at 6:00 pm: (1) Colfax
(Ridgeview) vs. Winner Game 1
Game 5 at 7:30 pm: Winner Game 2 vs.
Winner Game 3
Fri., Feb. 24
Game 6 at 7:00 pm: Winner Game 4 vs.
Winner Game 5