Plainview boys finish runners-up at First State Bank Shootout

Plainview’s Luke Smith, top, passes out of a Fyffe double-team during a Sand Mountain Tournament game at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville earlier this month.

Tristian Willingham had 16 points and Cole Millican added 13 points in the Plainview boys’ 63-47 loss against Arab in the championship round of the First State Bank Shootout at DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville on Saturday.

The Bears (12-3) finished tournament runners-up following a 2-1 run.

Arab took a 29-24 lead at the half and outscored Plainview 34-23 in the second half.

Plainview advanced to the final after knocking off Guntersville 83-70 in the semifinal round of the winners’ bracket. 

Millican led the Bears with 37 points, including five 3-pointers, with seven assists and six rebounds. Luke Smith scored 17 points, Grant Sanders added 15 points on five made 3-pointers and Willingham had 13 points.

The Bears shot 51 percent from 3-point range (16 of 31) and finished the night shooting 50 percent from the field (30 of 60).

Plainview led 63-58 to start the fourth and outscored Guntersville 20-12 in the final period.

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