Oran's Goodale voted tournament MVP by fans
Oran senior forward Tyson Goodale had four strong performances in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament, but he saved his most productive outing for his last.
He scored 39 points in helping the Eagles beat Delta 80-70 for fifth place Monday at the Show Me Center.
For his efforts, as well as his popularity, he was named as the Select Physical Therapy Fan-Voted MVP winner.
Of the 6,837 votes cast, Goodale was slected 1,558 times, outpacing 16 other candidates, including runner-up Sam Bledsoe of Charleston (1,037 votes).
"He gives us a lot of scoring right now," Oran coach Joe Shoemaker said of the 6-foot-1 athlete.
Goodale totaled 106 points over four games, three of which the Eagles won to improve to 9-1 on the season.
He scored 20 points in an opening win against Meadow Heights, 27 in a second-round loss (50-48) to No. 4-seed Jackson and then 20 more in a win over Scott City on Saturday.
"He's really stepped his game up this year," Shoemaker said. He's improved his ball-handling and his shooting."