The Blujays traveled to Pierce City to compete in the Pierce City Invitational from Monday, Nov. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 2.
Teams from College Heights, Crane, Billings, East Newton, Verona, Pierce City, and Exeter also took part in the tournament.
Marshfield entered as the number one seed.
The first round of play had the Jays take on the College Heights Cougars. The Jays defeated the Cougars 66-49. Teagan Curley, a senior, picked up 22 points. Carson Adams scored 20 points as a sophomore.
The Jays took on Billings in the second round. Billings defeated Crane in the first round.
“Billings is a super physical team,” said head coach John Cherne. “We executed well, and Jackson Carter stepped up as a leader on the court. Carter was the difference with his leadership on the floor.”
Marshfield handed Billings a loss 51-37. Curley picked up 16 points. Merrick Dennis had 11 points.
The Bluejays met the tournament’s host, Pierce City, in the championship round.
“As a team, we shut down their best player,” explained Cherne. “We held them to just nine points in the first half. We all worked together to negate that forward.”
At the half, the Jays led 26-14.
The end score was a blowout with the Jays holding Pierce City to just 25 total points and racking up 52 points for themselves.
Curley had an effective field goal percentage of 85% to go along with his 21 points. Silas Massey picked up 14 points.
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