By Rob Hamilton
Highland picked up a league win against Fredericktown at home Wednesday by a 60-38 margin.
The Scots outscored their opponents in each of the four quarters, as they were ahead 17-12 after the first period and 35-18 at the half. They would continue to control the game in the second half, taking the third quarter 12-9 and the fourth by a 13-11 margin.
Peyton Carpenter was the team’s leading scorer with 17 points. Madison Cecil finished with nine and Gena West scored eight.
A strong start proved key for Cardington in defeating visiting Danville 68-53 on Wednesday.
The Pirates jumped in front of their guests 24-11 after eight minutes of play and increased their lead to a 44-21 score by the half. The score was 62-34 after three quarters, as Cardington coasted to the win.
Both Casey Bertke and Kynlee Edwards scored 21 in the game, with Edwards hitting three three-pointers on the night. Hannah Wickline finished with 10 and Paige Clinger scored eight.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead overwhelmed visiting Centerburg on Wednesday in taking a 57-31 decision in girls’ basketball.
MG led 19-8 after the first quarter and increased that advantage to a 34-15 margin by the half. They would finish the game by outscoring the Trojans 11-9 in the third quarter and 12-7 in the fourth to finish on top by 26 points.
Leading MG in scoring were Holly Gompf and Madison Fitzpatrick, who both scored 16 points. Dakota Shipman connected on three three-pointers in adding 11.
Northmor Golden Knights
Northmor fell in a KMAC girls’ basketball game on Wednesday by a 51-38 score against East Knox.
Leading the way for the Golden Knights was Lexi Wenger, who scored 10 points.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS