Boys’ basketball teams see action over weekend


By Rob Hamilton

roberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.com

A bad second quarter doomed Highland on Friday when they traveled to East Knox and suffered a 50-33 defeat.

The Scots held an 8-7 lead after the opening period of action, but were outscored 19-3 in the second quarter to fall behind 26-11. While they crept within a 33-22 margin in the third quarter, the Bulldogs would clinch the game by taking a 17-11 advantage in the fourth.

Brock Church scored eight points to lead Highland.

Cardington Pirates

On Friday, Cardington fell at home to Fredericktown by a 36-26 margin.

The Pirates played a strong defensive first half in leading 17-15 at the intermission. However, the Freddies would surge in front in the third period to take a 27-23 lead into the fourth and then held Cardington to only three points in the fourth to finish off the game.

Northmor Golden Knights

Northmor fell at home to Clear Fork on Saturday by a 48-37 count.

The game was close after the first quarter, with the Golden Knights only trailing 11-10. However, Clear Fork took a 14-7 advantage in the third to lead 25-17 at the half. Northmor got within a 35-29 score going into the fourth, but were outscored 13-8 over the final eight minutes.

Graesin Cass led Northmor with an 11-point performance.

Mount Gilead Indians

Mount Gilead couldn’t keep up with a high-scoring River Valley team on Saturday, as the Vikings picked up a 108-45 win at home.

The score was 32-13 after the first quarter and 69-26 at the half. The Vikings went on to outscore MG 39-19 in the second half to finish off their win.

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