Mountaineer Holiday Basketball Tournament

Kruk’s boys perfect at Classic

Pisgah boys and Mountain Heritage girls go 2-0 at holiday tournament
By Dennis Smathers | Jan 01, 2017
Photo by: Diana Gates Pisgah’s Zeke Long, 22, gets mugged by head coach Casey Kruk and his teammates after knocking down a shot at the buzzer to beat Mountain Heritage, 56-55, on the first day at the Mountaineer Holiday Basketball Tournament.

If there was a tournament championship trophies to award, the Pisgah varsity boys and the Mountain Heritage girls would have been the winners after going 2-0 at the Mountaineer Holiday Basketball Classic at Tuscola High School on Thursday and Friday afternoons.
The Pisgah boys (5-4) edged Mountain Heritage, 56-55, Thursday afternoon thanks to a buzzer beater by sophomore Zeke Long and defeated Robbinsville, 67-54, on Friday.
In Friday’s game against the Black Knights, Tanner Wike pumped in a game-high 19 points, Trey Morgan chipped in 12 and Kam Walker scored 10.
In the win against the Cougars, Morgan and Walker had a team-high 12 points each and Long had 10, including the game-winner.
The Tuscola boys (7-6) split its two games, thumping Robbinsville by 30, 96-66, on Thursday, but lost a heart-breaker to Mountain Heritage, 77-75, on Friday.
In the win over the Black Knights, Tuscola’s Landon Henley scored a team-high 20 points, Max Rogers chipped in 14, Anthony Westhusing, Colby McFalls pumped in 12 points each, Brooks Wilson finished with 11 and Grayson Perkins contributed 10.
In the loss to the Cougars, Henley scored 23 points, Perkins chipped in 16 and Westhusing scored 12 for the Mountaineers.
The Mountain Heritage girls (10-1) defeated Pisgah, 59-52, on Thursday and trounced Tuscola, 51-26, on Friday.
The Tuscola girls (8-5) opened the Mountaineer Classic by beating Robbinsville, 56-50. Faith Robinson scored a game-high 16 points, Shelby Glance, Cierra Jackson chipped in 11 points each and Kourtney Krege finished with 10 for the Mountaineers.
The Pisgah girls (8-2) whacked Robbinsville, 86-54, on Friday.
In the win over the Black Knights, Lani Woods scored a game-high 26 points, Maddie Webb finished with 22 and Carter Gibson chipped in 14 points.
Woods and Webb led Pisgah in the loss to the Cougars, scoring 19 points each.
Up next for Pisgah is a home game in the Bears’ Den against North Henderson on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
For Tuscola, the Mountaineers host West Henderson on Tuesday, Jan. 3.