Salem nearly pulled off an upset in the opening game Tuesday of the Triton Central Holiday Tournament.
The Lions pushed Class 2A, No. 16 Triton Central into overtime before falling, 42-41.
Sidney Brown scored a game-high 17 points, including seven in overtime, for Salem (1-13).
Sidney Burton added 15 points for Salem, who will face the loser of the Jac-Cen-Del (6-6) and Northeastern (9-4) game at 3 p.m.
Hallie Schweitzer scored 15 points to lead Triton Central (9-3). Lizzie Graham hit three 3-pointers in the second half to finish with 11 points.
The game was tied 10-all at halftime and Triton Central led 25-22 after three quarters.
The Tigers will face the winner of Jac-Cen-Del and Northeastern at 4:30 p.m. today in Fairland.
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