The Berea Community Pirates and Model Laboratory Lady Patriots each lost their first three games at the Berea Holiday Classic.
But, both teams wrapped up tournament play on Sunday with impressive victories.
The Lady Patriots defeated South Floyd, 67-42, and the Pirates beat Owsley County, 57-41, in games at Berea Community School.
In other tournament games Sunday at Berea Community, Madison Southern fell to Franklin County, 74-55, and Model picked up a 74-59 win over Webster County in the championship game of the consolation bracket.
Lady Patriots 67, South Floyd 42
Model (3-7) got another outstanding performance from senior Darrian Botts and rallied from an early deficit to South Floyd. Botts scored a game-high 37 points and Hayley Hunt added 17 points as the Lady Patriots snapped a four-game losing streak.
Abby Vicars had nine points and Julia Smith had a point.
Model trailed 16-14 after the first quarter, but out-scored South Floyd 23-6 in the second quarter. The Lady Patriots were up 46-29 after three quarters.
Botts scored at least 18 points in all of four of Model’s games in the tournament. She scored 33 against Perry County Central and had 20 points against Lewis County. She finished with 108 points during tournament action in Berea.
Model is set to return to action Jan. 6 at Nicholas County.
Berea 57, Owsley County 41
The Pirates (3-5) had just a one-point lead after three quarters, but used a big fourth quarter to earn a 57-41 victory over Owsley County in their tournament finale.
Trey Terrill had a team-best 16 points, Andy Allen and Dustin Kates had 11 points each and Shyiem Alexander added 10 points.
The win snapped a four--game losing streak for the Pirates.
Berea was up 39-38 heading into the final eight minutes of the game. The Pirates held Owsley County without a field goal in the fourth quarter, out-scoring the Owls 18-3.
Bradley Atkins had five points and Jarrel Tevis and Austin Warford had two points each for Berea.
The Pirates are set to return to action on Jan. 4 at home against Madison Central.