By Rob Hamilton MCSSports@civitasmedia.com
January 21, 2014
Visiting Mount Gilead picked up a win over East Knox in their only action from last week.
In the Tuesday contest, the Indians led 9-7 after eight minutes of play, but increased their advantage to a 26-19 score by the half and a 43-30 margin by the end of the third.
While the Bulldogs took the fourth by a 21-14 margin, Mount Gilead had enough of a cushion to hold on for the win.
Xavier Harris led the Indians with 16 points, while Chris Godfrey added 15.
Highland struggled to stop the Red Division’s North Union in a road Tuesday game last week.
In their 86-39 loss, the Scots trailed 20-11 after one period of play and then watched their opponents pull away over the final three periods.
North Union took the second quarter 21-8, the third by a 23-11 score and finished things off by outscoring Highland 22-9 over the final eight minutes.
Nate Hilborn led the Scots with nine points on a trio of three-pointers.
Highland would recover on Friday when the Scots hosted Marion Harding in a non-league contest. In their 54-45 win, the Scots led 12-9 after the opening period and 27-17 by intermission. While they were outscored 28-27 in the second half, the host team was able to maintain a lead in picking up the decision.
Jett Swetland scored 21 to pace Highland, while Curtis Belcher finished with 14.
A slow start proved costly for Cardington last Tuesday at Buckeye Valley in a 49-40 loss.
In the non-league contest, the Pirates found themselves trailing 20-6 after the first quarter. They cut their deficit to 10 by the half and to a 36-28 margin by the end of the third period, but were unable to catch up to the Barons.
Mac Thompson led Cardington with 15 points, while Tyler Dornon scored eight.
The team rebounded at home against Fredericktown on Friday, claiming a 57-55 win in overtime.
The Freddies led after each of the first three quarters with the score 12-10 after eight minutes, 26-23 at the intermission and 37-33 with one period to play.
However, Cardington tied things up by outscoring Fredericktown 19-15 in the fourth quarter and then took the extra session by a 5-3 margin to claim the win.
Tyler Dornon led the team with 21 points, while Mitch Yake added 14.
Northmor split their two games last week.
On Friday, the Knights dropped an 83-50 decision at home to Centerburg.
The Trojans jumped out to a 21-12 lead after the opening period and increased it to a 42-18 halftime margin. They would add nine more points to their lead in the third quarter before both teams scored 17 in the fourth.
James Donner finished with 24 points, hitting six threes in the process, to lead the Knights. Daniel Donner added 11.
On the next night, the Knights rebounded to top Marion Harding 65-62 in a non-league game.
After leading 16-15 after the first quarter, Northmor watched their opponents come back to take a 35-32 lead by halftime. Both teams scored 14 in the third quarter, but the Knights pulled out the win after outscoring Harding 19-13 down the stretch in the fourth quarter.
James Donner hit five three-pointers in this game on his way to finishing with 26. Gunner Lilly added 15, while Daniel Donner added 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Gilead Christian Eagles
Gilead Christian suffered a pair of losses last week, dropping games to Perry and Granville Christian. The team lost Tuesday to Perry by an 88-23 margin. No further information was available.
On Friday, the team dropped a 75-28 decision to Granville Christian. While the team only trailed 14-6 after the opening period, Granville Christian outscored them 47-12 over the middle two quarters to pull away to a comfortable advantage in their win.
Derek Goodman claimed 11 points to lead the locals.