By Rob Hamilton
Highland picked up a second win during the week when they rode a fast start to a 68-63 win over host Buckeye Valley Saturday.
The Scots jumped out to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter, but BV took a 25-17 advantage in the second and outscored Highland 17-11 in the third to close within a 48-46 margin. The Scots would hold on, though, as they took the fourth quarter by a 20-17 margin to win by five.
Mack Anglin led Highland with 23 points, while Kaleb Phillips scored 20 and Andrew Wheeler added 15.
Mount Gilead Indians
After an evenly-played first half, Mount Gilead pulled away from visiting East Knox Friday to claim a 58-42 win.
Both teams had 15 points after the first quarter and 25 by halftime, but MG took the third by a 17-7 margin and then outscored their guests 16-10 in the fourth to finish on top by 16 in the KMAC contest.
Jason Bolha had a big game for the Indians, hitting six three-pointers on his way to tallying 28 points. Mason Mollohan added 16 and Seth Young finished with eight.
Cardington led at the half against visiting Centerburg on Friday night, but a big third quarter propelled the Trojans to a 57-49 win.
After falling into a 13-10 hole after the first quarter, the Pirates responded to take a 27-20 lead into the half. However, they were outscored 20-8 in the third, as Centerburg regained the lead. The Trojans then took a 17-14 edge in the fourth to claim the win.
Garrett Wagner hit five three-pointers in scoring a game-high 22 points, while Daniel Kill added nine.
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