By Travis Volz
In the final game of pool play and their second game of the day, the Nashville Hornets convincingly beat the host school 60-48 Monday night at the Mater Dei Tournament.
The Knights played the Hornets even through the first half, but Nashville hit some big shots in the third quarter, including a pair of three’s by Brady Bultman and a big three in the final seconds of the period by Troy Pedtke to create some breathing room.
Mater Dei tried to creep back into the game in the final stanza, cutting Nashville’s lead to just five at one point. But the Hornets knocked down late free throws to salt the game away.
As has been the case for most of the tournament, it was a balanced scoring effort for Nashville, with four Hornets scoring in double figures. Newman paced his team with 17, and Hunter Cooper backed him up with a dozen of more. Bultman finished with 11 points and Dylan Mueller added ten more to put give Nashville a chance to win the tournament for the first time since 2008.
For More, Please Read The December 31, 2014 Edition Of The Nashville News.
Troy Pedtke passes to the open player in the Hornets’ win over Carlyle Monday at the Mater Dei Tournament.