Girls’ basketball teams open league play Wednesday

By Rob Hamilton

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On Wednesday, Mount Gilead got out to a fast start and was able to hold on for a 41-33 home win against East Knox.

The Indians dominated the opening quarter, taking a 13-0 lead after eight minutes of play. East Knox would battle back within a 20-10 margin by the half and a 26-23 score after three periods of play, but MG responded by taking a 15-10 advantage in the fourth to take an eight-point win.

Holly Gompf led the Indians with 12 points, while Maddie Fitzpatrick tallied 10.

Cardington Pirates

Cardington rode a strong second quarter to a 65-39 win in a home league contest against Centerburg on Wednesday.

The Pirates held a slim 16-12 lead after the opening period, but exploded for 21 points in the second to take a 37-22 lead into the half. They would then take a 13-9 advantage in the third period and a 15-8 one in the fourth as they continued to pull away in the game.

Sage Brannon led Cardington with 23 points, 22 of which were scored in the first half. Kynlee Edwards added 13, Casey Bertke tallied nine and Paige Clinger finished with eight.

Northmor Knights

Northmor improved to 2-1 with a 50-38 win at home against Fredericktown Wednesday.

The Knights got a big game from Addie Farley, who finished with 24 points. Cristianna Boggs added 14 in the win.

Highland Scots

In their first league game, held at home on Wednesday, Highland fell to Danville 59-36.

While the Blue Devils outscored the Scots in every quarter, they did most of their damage in the middle two periods. Highland only trailed 11-7 after the first quarter, but were outscored 15-6 in the second and 14-7 in the third, as Danville gradually widened their margin. The Scots had their best offensive quarter in the fourth, but were outscored 19-16 to finish the game.

Erica Sardinha led Highland with eight points.

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