Local boys’ teams collect wins on Tuesday

By Rob Hamilton

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After a slow start, Highland battled back to top Buckeye Valley in a Tuesday boys’ basketball game.

The Scots trailed 13-10 after the first quarter and 26-19 at the half, but surged in front by a 35-34 margin after the third quarter. They would then outscore the Barons 17-6 in the fourth to pull away for a double-digit win.

Mack Anglin hit four three-pointers on his way to finishing with 21 points, while Kaleb Phillips added 17.

Northmor Knights

Northmor picked up a road win Tuesday, topping Lucas 41-38 in a closely-contested game.

The Knights got off to a slow start in the game, trailing 9-5 after the first quarter and 15-10 at the half. Lucas continued to lead through the third period and held a 26-19 advantage going into the fourth. However, the Northmor offense woke up over the final eight minutes, as they tallied 22 points in that period to come from behind for the win.

Both Alijah Keen and Brock Pletcher scored 11 points for the Knights, while Demetrius Johnson added 10.

Mount Gilead Indians

Host Mount Gilead got both a fast start and finish to their Tuesday night contest with Danville and they needed both in taking a 57-51 win.

The Indians led 20-9 after the first quarter, but watched their opponents outscore them 9-5 in the second quarter and 14-8 in the third to close within one point at 33-32. However, MG took the fourth by a 24-19 margin to finish on top in the non-league game.

Zack Hosack connected on four three-pointers and led the Indians with 22 points. Both Jason Bolha and Mason Mollohan added 10.

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