Tiger boys go 0-2 at own holiday gathering

Princeton boys basketball went 0-2 in their own holiday tournament hosted Dec. 27-28 at PHS, dropping their season record to 1-6 entering January.

Thomas Klaphake scored 26 points against Virginia in the Princeton Holiday Tourney opener, then he added 5 points and solid play at point guard against Big Lake.

Thomas Klaphake scored 26 points against Virginia in the Princeton Holiday Tourney opener, then he added 5 points and solid play at point guard against Big Lake.

In the tourney opener on Thursday, Virginia got a last-second heave to find the net to clip the Tigers 80-77. Thomas Klaphake led Princeton with 26 points, with Jack Sinkel scoring 11 and Travis Chmielewski 18.

Friday night’s third-place game pitted Princeton against Big Lake. The Tigers scored 44 second-half points, but the Hornets went on to win 94-81 with deft inside passing and by holding the rebounding edge. Chmielewski was the leading scorer for Princeton with 22 points. More double-digit scoring came from Sinkel (18), Matt Wendorff (17) and Brady Peterson (11).

Tiger Girls 0-3 at Monticello Tourney

The Princeton girls went 0-3 at the Dec. 26-28 Monticello Holiday Tourney. The Tigers opened with a 78-53 loss to the host Magic. In the consolation brackets, Princeton fell to Farmington 48-32 and to Buffalo 62-56 in the seventh-place game.

Kayleigh Kloncz and Jenna Doyle led the Tigers with 17 and 12 points against the Magic. Leading scorers against Farmington were Beth Scharber (11) and Doyle (8). Pacing the Tigers against the Bison were Kloncz (16) and Doyle (13).

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