February 4, 2014
By ROB HAMILTON
In a Saturday basketball game, the host Highland Scots edged Mount Gilead by a 34-30 margin.
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On Thursday, the Scot girls lost 54-23 to Pleasant.
Highland was within a 12-9 margin after the opening period, but the Spartans outscored them 17-4 in the second to take a 29-13 lead. Pleasant continued to pull away, taking the third quarter 9-4 and the fourth 16-6 to win the game.
Lexi Winkelfoos led the Scots with 13 points.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead claimed their second win of the year on Thursday when they took on Horizon Science and took a 46-31 decision.
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Northmor recovered from an early deficit at East Knox on their way to taking a 53-43 win. The Knights trailed 9-8 after eight minutes of play, but took the second quarter 17-11 to lead 25-20 at the half.
Northmor then outscored their opponents 15-12 in the third quarter and 13-11 in the fourth to continue adding to their lead.
Chantel Cline scored 16 to lead the Knights, while Kyndall Williams scored 11 and Allie Tupps added 10.
The Knights couldn’t make it a two-win week, though, as Fredericktown topped them at Northmor by a 47-37 margin Saturday.
The Freddies led 17-11 after the first quarter and 30-18 at the half. While Northmor outscored them 19-17 in the second half, they would not be able to make up that early deficit.
Williams finished with nine points to lead the Knights.
Cardington attempted to come back against River Valley in the fourth quarter last Thursday, but the host Pirates fell by a 51-37 margin. The Vikings took a 13-8 lead after the first quarter and increased it by outscoring the Pirates 15-12 in the second period and 15-5 in the third. Cardington took the fourth period by a 12-8 margin, but could not make up their full deficit.
Allysen Smith led the locals with 11 points, while both Jane Perry and Shelby Harper added eight.
On Saturday, the Pirates dropped a 64-26 game at Pleasant. The Spartans jumped out to a 15-4 lead after the first quarter and then outscored their opponents 13-7 in the second, 15-4 in the third and 21-11 in the final period to pull away for the win.
Rob Hamilton may be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 204.