By Rob Hamilton

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Northmor held off a second-half comeback by visiting Lucas with a strong fourth quarter in picking up a 56-49 win on Tuesday.

The Golden Knights led 17-14 after the first quarter and 30-20 at the half, but watched their guests close within a 40-38 score going into the final eight minutes. However, Northmor held a 16-11 advantage over that time and was able to preserve the win.

Blake Miller led Northmor with 16 points and Hunter Mariotti scored 14. Also, Logan Randolph hit three three-pointers and tallied 11 overall.

Mount Gilead Indians

Mount Gilead got off to a fast start against Galion on Tuesday night, but were unable to hold on in a 64-62 loss.

After eight minutes, MG was in front 18-9, but the Tigers closed within a 30-25 margin by halftime and then outscored the Indians 24-16 in the third to take the lead. Mount Gilead outscored Galion 16-15 in the fourth, but were unable to catch up in the non-league contest.

Mason Mollohan led the Indians with 22 points, while Jackson Huffer hit five three-pointers on his way to tallying 20.

Cardington Pirates

Big performances in the first and third quarters sparked North Union to a 77-57 win against Cardington on Tuesday.

In the opening period, the Wildcats jumped out to a 20-7 lead. After both teams scored 18 in the second quarter, North Union held a 22-12 advantage in the third to go in front by a 60-37 score. Cardington was able to outscore North Union 20-17 in the fourth, but were not able to catch up to them.

Trey Brininger finished with 20 points to lead Cardington, while Jarred Wardlaw scored 11 and Cayman Spires tallied eight.

Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS