Pirates take win against Ridgedale
By ROB HAMILTON
Cardington got back on track in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference play with a 50–46 win at Ridgedale Friday.
The Pirates outscored their opponents 18–7 in the second quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a 29–19 halftime advantage.
While the Rockets took the third quarter by a 14–12 margin and outscored Cardington 13–9 over the final eight minutes, that 10-point lead was able to hold up for the Pirates, who gained their fifth win of the season.
Tyler Dornon led Cardington with 11 points and Mason Richardson added nine.
Northmor picked up a non-conference win last Tuesday, as the Knights topped East Knox by a 48–42 margin.
After the Knights took a 16–14 lead after eight minutes of play, the Bulldogs closed to within a 26–25 score at the intermission.
However, Northmor would gradually open up a bit of breathing room in the second half, as they outscored the Bulldogs 12–10 in the third quarter and 10–7 in the fourth to wind up winning by six.
James Donner continued his hot shooting, draining five three-pointers and scoring 22 points. Garrett Karcher added 12.
Mount Gilead Indians
A poor performance in the middle two quarters doomed Mount Gilead when they traveled to Pleasant on Friday.
In their 53–41 loss to the Spartans, the Indians took a 14–10 lead after the opening stanza, but could not hold onto that lead.
They were outscored 18–6 in the second period and 16–7 in the third to fall behind by a 44–27 count. The Indians were able to outscore their opponents by five in the fourth, but weren’t able to make up their deficit.
Xavier Harris led Mount Gilead with 10 points and Payton Vanderkooi added eight.
Highland played Marion Harding close for eight minutes, but the Presidents pulled away in the second quarter on their way to a 63–41 win on Friday.
Harding only led 9–8 after the first quarter, but Harding took the second by a 21–9 margin. They would then outscore the Scots 20–13 in the third and 13–11 during the fourth to clinch the win.
Highland’s Jett Swetland scored 14 points to pace his team, while Kyle Minyo added eight.
Gilead Christian Eagles
Gilead Christian was held to single digits in all four quarters by Grove City Christian in an 82–27 loss last Tuesday.
The Eagles trailed 29–8 after one quarter and 55–14 at the half in the contest. Grove City Christian then went on to outscore them 27–13 over the second half to finish off the game.
Gilead Christian got 10 points from Danny Bruce, while Bo Griffith added eight.
On Wednesday, the Eagles lost 76–36 to Millersport. No further information was available.