Philadelphia’s Tanner Boler goes up for a layup in an earlier game. The Tornadoes won three region games last week.
Philadelphia’s Tanner Boler goes up for a layup in an earlier game. The Tornadoes won three region games last week.
The Philadelphia Tornadoes were road warriors this week as they picked up three big Division 6-2A wins. The Tornadoes beat Newton 69-62 on Monday and Union 69-41 on Tuesday. They finished the week with a 69-58 win over Scott Central on Friday.

The Lady Tornadoes weren’t as fortunate as they lost all three games, falling 68-46 to Newton, 47-37 to Union and 60-45 to Scott Central.

“I was proud of our guys,” Coach Willis Tullos said. “I thought they showed a lot this week by going on the road and getting three wins. Newton is a tough place to play and they are really good. Scott Central has gotten a lot better and is really athletic and Union is really experienced. I thought we played with a lot of energy this week and that’s what we have to do to win.”

Philadelphia will once again have three division games this week as thy host Union on Tuesday and Scott Central on Thursday in a makeup game. They will finish the regular season on Friday as they travel to Lake.

Philadelphia boys 69

Newton High 62

The Tornadoes finished strong to take a seven-point win over the Tigers in a make-up game on Monday.

Newton led for the majority of the contest as they outscored Philly 17-10 in the first and led 28-27 at the half. The Tigers outscored the Tornadoes 22-20 in the third to lead 50-47 going to the fourth. But the Tornadoes rallied in the fourth to outscore the Tigers 22-13 and take the seven-point win.

Tanner Boler led a balanced scoring attack with 16 pints while Ira Chambers had 13 points and Jordan Hill had 12. Nick Crockett had 10 points while J.J. Hudson had nine points.

Newton girls 68,

Philadelphia 46

The Lady Tigers pulled away in the second period and took a 22-point win over the Lady Tornadoes on Monday.

Philly led 12-11 at the end of the first before Newton outscored the Lady Tornadoes 17-4 in the second to lead 28-16 at the half. Newton continued to outscored Philly in the second half as they outscored the Lady Tornadoes 19-16 in the third and 21-13 in the fourth.

In individual scoring was available for Philadelphia.

Philadelphia boys 69

Scott Central 58

The Tornadoes scored 69 points for the third straight night and took an 11-point win over the Rebels on Friday to stay unbeaten in division 6-2A play.

Philly led 20-13 at the end of the first and 38-32 at the half. After outscoring Scott Central 12-11 in the third, Philly took the fourth 19-15 to take the win.

Jordan Hill led another balanced scoring attack with 18 points while Ira Chambers and Nick Crockett each had 12 points. J.J. Hudson had 11 points and Tanner Boler added nine points. 

Scott Central girls 60

Philadelphia 45

No scoring information was available on the contest.