By Rob Hamilton

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Highland led Horizon Science through three quarters in home non-conference boys’ basketball game on Tuesday night, but couldn’t hold onto an eight-point advantage over the final eight minutes in falling by a 61-56 score.

The Scots jumped out to a 21-12 lead after the opening period. Horizon got within a 31-27 margin by halftime, but Highland took a 12-8 advantage in the third to lead 43-35. Unfortunately for the locals, they were outscored 26-13 down the stretch.

Jordan Bellamy led Highland with 17 points, while Branton Howard hit four three-pointers in adding 16. Also, Taz Taylor finished with eight.

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