Aces To Play For Championship

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The Mulberry Grove Aces are back in the championship game of the FNB Community Bank Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament.

The Aces battled back from an eight-point third quarter deficit to defeat Cowden Herrick-Beecher City 64-54 Friday night.

After the Bobcats went on top 35-27, the Aces scored the next 12 points to go back on top and led the rest of the way. It was 44-41 early in the final quarter when Brant Peterson sank two straight three pointers to open up the lead for Mulberry Grove.

Wyatt Criner had a big offense game, scoring 29 points, 17 in the first half. Kaleb Scoggins overcame foul trouble to record 20 points.

The Aces are 3-0 for the season and in the tournament. They battle St. Elmo-Brownstown at 6 p.m. Saturday for the tourney championship.

The two teams met in last year’s title game with the Aces winning by 7.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast on WGEL and streamed at WGEL.com.

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