Local boys’ teams lose close games Tuesday

By Rob Hamilton

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Northmor was edged by Fredericktown in a Tuesday night boys’ basketball game by a 37-34 margin.

The visiting Golden Knights found themselves in a 15-9 hole after the first quarter, but were able to close within a 19-16 margin after two periods of play. It was 32-28 after the third quarter and, while Northmor was able to hold a 6-5 scoring edge in the fourth, they would not be able to make up that deficit.

Cardington Pirates

Cardington fell in overtime at Centerburg on Tuesday by a 70-67 score.

The Pirates led 17-16 after the first quarter, but watched their opponents surge in front by a 37-28 score going into the half. Cardington trimmed a few points off their deficit in the third period to get within a 47-42 margin with one period of regulation left. The locals would tie things up in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get over the hump in overtime, as they fell by three.

Mount Gilead Indians

Playing at East Knox on Tuesday, the Mount Gilead boys’ basketball team suffered a 51-44 loss.

The Indians got off to a good start, leading their opponents by a 15-10 margin after eight minutes of play. They increased their lead to a 26-18 margin by halftime, but were outscored 16-4 in the third quarter to find themselves in a 34-30 hole. East Knox maintained the momentum into the fourth quarter to finish on top in the KMAC contest.

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