The basketball programs from Madison and Southwestern opened Thanksgiving week with the junior varsity version of the annual Turkey Shootout at Southwestern on Monday. Southwestern’s Colton Cloud (above right, 4) drives to the basket over Madison’s Drew Hayden (42) during the boys game. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
The basketball programs from Madison and Southwestern opened Thanksgiving week with the junior varsity version of the annual Turkey Shootout at Southwestern on Monday. Southwestern’s Colton Cloud (above right, 4) drives to the basket over Madison’s Drew Hayden (42) during the boys game. (Staff photos by David Campbell)

The junior varsity version of the annual Turkey Shootout proved to be anti-climatic with Madison and Southwestern each winning a game in blowout fashion Monday in Hanover.

Madison started the night with a dominating 65-12 win in the girls game and Southwestern returned the favor by pulling out a 44-25 win in the boys matchup.

The varsity will hit the floor on Wednesday starting with the girls game at 6 p.m. Madison holds a 19-6 lead in the girls contest and has won seven-straight in the series. Madison leads the boys series 40-12 but Southwestern has won the last two meetings.

GIRLS

Madison 65, Southwestern 12


Madison throttled the Rebels from the opening tip and ran away with the easy 43-point win in the lifter.

Southwestern was limited to just one field goal in the contest, a short jumper by Olivia Bruce late in the second quarter. All of the Rebels’ other points came from the free-throw line where they were just 10-for-23 on the night.

Madison wasted little time turning the game into a rout. The Cubs led 11-0 after the first quarter and turned on the jets in the second, jumping out to a 31-6 halftime cushion.

Two more big quarters of 15 points and 19 points allowed Madison to blow out the game. The 53-point final margin was the biggest of the game.

All 11 players in uniform for Madison scored in the game with Cameran Cahall leading with 12 off the bench and Breck Ralston scoring 10 points. Cadence Traylor added nine points for the Cubs. Cahall also had six assists, Traylor had five steals and Mary Johnson pulled down eight rebounds to go with six points.

Injuries limited Southwestern to having just six players available and only three broke into the scoring column. Bruce had six points while Syrenia Hardy and Allie Wilberding scored three points each.

Madison, now 5-1 on the season, returns to action on Wednesday, Dec. 4 when the Cubs travel to Floyd Central. Southwestern, now 1-5, heads to Shawe on Monday, Dec. 2.

BOYS

Southwestern 44, Madison 25


Southwestern took advantage of a lethargic Cub squad to build a big halftime lead and then pulled away in the second half to post the 19-point victory.

The Cubs spent the first 14 minutes of the game spinning their wheels on offense against the Southwestern zone and managed only eight points in the first half. The Rebels weren’t much better, but they still took a 21-8 lead into halftime.

Southwestern’s own offense ground to a halt in the third quarter with the Rebels recording only two free throws over the span. As a result, Madison was able to chip away at the lead, pulling to within 23-14 by the end of the quarter.

But strong shooting at the free-throw line — Southwestern went 11-for-16 in the fourth quarter — allowed the Rebels to pull away and claim the win.

Southwestern’s Colton Cloud went 10-for-12 at the free-throw line and scored 18 points to lead all scorers while Bryce Hatton had eight points and Norman Jones scored seven.

Madison had nine different players score in the game but none approached double figures. Carson Roark led the Cubs with seven points while Quentin Moon and Curtis Jacobs had four points each.

Southwestern, now 1-0 on the season, travels to Shawe on Monday, Dec. 2. Madison, now 0-1, heads to Trinity Lutheran on Saturday.

Shawe falls at Borden

Shawe Memorial suffered a 53-5 loss at Borden in girls basketball on Monday.

The Hilltoppers, now 0-3 on the season, travel to Medora on Tuesday and host Southwestern on Friday, Dec. 6.

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JV TURKEY SHOOTOUT

at Hanover

GIRLS GAME

MADISON 65, SOUTHWESTERN 12




MADISON 11 20 15 19 — 65

SOUTHWESTERN 0 6 4 2 — 12



MADISON (5-1) — Cahall 12, Ralston 10, Traylor 9, Kelley 7, Sullivan 7, M. Johnson 6, Ferguson 4, Dyer 4, Ferris 2, P. Johnson 2, Mann 2.

SOUTHWESTERN (1-5) — Bruce 6, Hardy 3, Wilberding 3, Vilchis 0, Tankersley 0, Bajraktari 0.



3-Point Goals — Madison 6 (Ralston 2, Sullivan 2, Traylor 1, Kelley 1), Southwestern 0. Turnovers — Madison 7, Southwestern 26. Total Fouls — Madison 21, Southwestern 9. Free Throws — Madison 6-10, Southwestern 10-23. Fouled Out — Madison: Ferguson.

BOYS GAME

SOUTHWESTERN 44, MADISON 25



MADISON 3 5 6 11 — 25

SOUTHWESTERN 11 10 2 21 — 44



MADISON (0-1) — Roark 7, Moon 4, Jacobs 4, Ferguson 3, Scroggins 2, Mundt 2, Hayden 2, Barnes 1.

SOUTHWESTERN (1-0) — Cloud 18, Hatton 8, Jones 7, Mingione 6, DeAtley 5, Harmon 0, Johnson 0, Konkle 0, Tucker 0.



3-Point Goals — Madison 1 (Roark 1), Southwestern 0. Turnovers — Madison 5, Southwestern 5. Total Fouls — Madison 22, Southwestern 14. Free Throws — Madison 5-16, Southwestern 14-23. Fouled Out — Southwestern: Mingione.