A pair of games decided by five points or fewer and two upsets led an exciting first day at the Vandalia Holiday Tourmnament on Wednesday.
No. 3 Vandalia went 1-1 on the day, beating ninth-seeded St. Anthony, 70-65, before being upset by No. 6 Shelbyville, 55-42 in the final game of the night.
Shelbyville had earlier lost to No. 2 Maroa-Forsyth, 60-56, but M-F was upset by No. 7 Altamont, 55-44, later in the day.
That left Maroa-Forsyth, Vandalia and Shelbyville all 1-1 in Pool B. Altamont leads the pool, with a 1-0 record, and St. Anthony is 0-1.
Top-seeded Flora leads Pool A with a 2-0 mark.
All scores and top performers from day one follow:
South Central 36
For the Wolves: Bryce Pearce had 17 points.
For the Cougars: Fischer Tharp had 20 points
St. Anthony 65
For the Vandals: Five players had at least 10 points, including 16 for Leyton Godoyo.
For the Bulldogs: Jacob Schuette had 22 points, and John Goeckner had 21 points and 12 rebounds
For the Trojans: Michael Aschermann had 20 points, and Curtis Clawson had 17 points.
For the Rams: Brody Bence had 19 points.
St. Elmo 48
For the Panthers: Dylon Hudlin had 18 points, and Robbie Hester had 10 rebounds.
For the Eagles: Connor Beasley and Levi Maxey each had 17 points.
For the Wolves: Ethan Leib had 23 points, and Bryce Pearce had 19 points.
For the Comets: Craig Faulkner and Austin Lawrence each had 10 points.
For the Indians: Garrett Ziegler had 19 points, and Jon Kihns had 14 points.
For the Trojans: Jack Hockaday had 13 points.
For the Rams: Brody Bence had 22 points, and Spencer Shadwell had 17 points.
For the Vandals: Aaron Harter and Leyton Godoyo each had 11 points.
•St. Elmo, 0-1
•South Central, 0-1
•St. Anthony, 0-1