Pulaski edges Maroa-Forsyth in
Decatur Basketball Tournament
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[December 24, 2016]
Mount Pulaski opened play in the
2016 Team Soy Christmas Tournament
hosted by St. Teresa High School in
Decatur Wednesday night and came
away with a big 63-61 win over Maroa-Forsyth.
The Hilltoppers held a 14-13 lead
after one quarter of basketball
action and they continued to build
on the lead over the next sixteen
minutes of play.
Mount Pulaski was up 25-19 at the
half and at the end of the third
quarter the lead was 49-38.
Maroa-Forsyth mounted a comeback in
the fourth quarter but the
Hilltoppers held off the Trojans to
come away with the 63-61 win.
Mount Pulaski was led by Lukas
Aylesworth with 25 points.
Aylesworth also had 6 rebounds.
Peyton Taylor had 12 points and 14
rebounds for Mount Pulaski, while
Eli Griesheim contributed 13 points.
Coach Ryan Deibert’s team improved
to 4-6 on the season and he was
pleased with his team’s effort on
the court. “I thought we played well
inside today. Lukas did a great job
finishing around the rim and Peyton
did a solid job on the boards
tonight. We didn’t shoot the ball
necessarily well tonight, but I felt
like Eli Griesheim gave us a much
needed boost off the bench. He
stepped right in and buried a couple
threes and gave us 13 points off the
top of second column]
Deibert continued, “We didn’t do a
great job of buckling down
defensively tonight and we still
need to execute better late in the
Finally the coach added, "It was
nice to see us still find a way to
pull it out though.”
Mount Pulaski will play their second
game of the tournament tonight at
7:30 p.m. versus Blue Ridge.
Mount Pulaski scoring