By ROB HAMILTON
Cardington’s girls got off to a fast start at Northmor on Friday, but the Knights battled back from an early deficit to win 53-35. The Pirates led 13-10 after eight minutes of play, but the Knights took the second quarter 13-4 to go in front by six. They would then outscore Cardington 14-6 in the third quarter and 16-12 in the fourth to pull away for the 18-point win.
Kyndall Williams led Northmor with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Keaton Mowry added 14 and Chantel Cline finished with nine.
Mount Gilead Indians
The Mount Gilead Lady Indians were able to do something in their second game of the season that they didn’t accomplish last year by picking up a win.
The 1-1 Indians topped Ridgemont in a Saturday road contest by a 48-28 score. Bailey Gompf finished with a team-high 21 points, while Morgan Brooke added nine.
That win came after a 50-14 loss to Tree of Life last Tuesday. The Trojans jumped out to 13-2 lead after the opening period and never looked back in the game.
The Indians would be outscored 16-2 in the second quarter and 16-4 in the third before coming back to take the fourth period by a 6-5 margin.
Selina Mulkey finished with six points to lead the locals.
Highland struggled early on at home against Elgin last Tuesday in suffering a 57-21 loss.
The Comets took a 16-2 lead after eight minutes of play and moved up by a 33-7 margin by the half. They would add eight points to their lead in the third quarter and then outscore the Scots 11-10 in the fourth to close out their win.
Kayla Davies scored nine points to lead Highland’s effort.
On Friday, the Scots dropped a 71-22 decision to Centerburg. The Trojans, in their first year in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference, led 14-8 after the opening quarter, but then blew open the game.
They outscored the Scots 22-6 in the second period to take a 36-14 lead and then put up a 35-8 second half against the Scots to claim the win.
Highland got eight points from Davies.