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Monstars win Rockcastle tournament

The Monsters won the Rockcastle Invitational Tournament by beating the top two teams in back-to-back games Saturday. The Monsters defeated East Perry 17-15 in overtime and edged Rock Elite 13-12 in double-overtime on a last-second basket by Andrew Vance. It was the third tournament title this season for the 29-18 Monsters. Team members include, from left, front row: Eli Joseph, Blake Johnson and Jax Shepherd; middle row: Hudson Faulkner, Carson Sanders. Andrew Vance, Easton Engle, Jackson Mackowiak and Trey Creech; back row: coach Eddie Creech, assistant coach Brian Faulkner and assistant coach Jason Sanders; not pictured: Brycen Saylor, Isaiah Gross and assistant coach Derrick Saylor.