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Tri-Village senior Jonny Wilson takes aim at the bucket during second half action against
the Eaton Eagles. Wilson was the only Patriot named to the all-tournament team as the Patriots
finished fourth in the annual four-team tournament. CNO Photo by Danny Stockton,
Patriots fall to Eaton in annual tournament
T-V finishes fourth in two-day affair
By George Starks
NEW MADISON – With four-fifths of the team suspended for five games for hazing, the Tri-Village Patriots suffered through what many could never imagine.

Losing their own tournament!

After falling to Jefferson in the opening round of the Holiday Tournament Tuesday, 54-53, things went totally south for the host team Wednesday.

After falling behind early, 10-0, the writing was pretty much on the wall as T-V fell to Eaton in the consolation game, 55-39.

“I’m real proud of them,” Tri-Village coach Josh Sagester said. “I think they’re playing really, really hard. They’ve been thrown into a tough situation. I think they’ve handled themselves really well. It’s been a really good experience for them. They know what they need to work on individually. I’m proud of them.”

Of the five starters, senior Jonny Wilson was the only starter not involved in the incident.

Wilson and Noah Burns accounted for 28 of the Patriots 39 markers on the night but had little support from the rest of the team.

Trailing 18-6 after one, things never got any better as the Patriots trailed 28-15 at the break and 49-24 after three quarters of play, the Patriots had no answer for the Eagles in the 55-39 loss.

“We’ve gotten better,” Sagester said. “Since the Newton game, over time, we’ve progressed as a team.”

With the loss, the Patriots fall to 3-4 on the season.

Cincinnati Mariemont won the tournament, dropping a 60-36 loss on Jefferson.

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