Highland boys top Danville Friday

By Rob Hamilton - roberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.com

Highland dominated down the stretch in picking up a home 67-44 win over Danville Friday night.

The Scots led 16-12 after eight minutes of action and 31-29 at the half, but were able to extend their lead to a 46-36 margin by the end of the third quarter. They would then outscore the Blue Devils 21-8 over the final eight minutes to win by a comfortable margin.

Brock Church tallied 24 points to lead the Scots to victory, while Jordan Bellamy added 16 and Gavin Hankins finished with 11.

Mount Gilead Indians

A fourth quarter rally fell a bit short for Mount Gilead at home against East Knox on Friday, as the Bulldogs were able to hold on for a 52-46 win.

The Indians led 8-7 after eight minutes of action, but watched their opponents take a 23-14 lead into the half. EK led 36-25 going into the fourth quarter. While Mount Gilead held a 21-16 advantage down the stretch, they could not catch up to their guests.

Elijah Chafin led MG with 18 points, while Paul Butterman finished with eight.

Northmor Golden Knights

Northmor dropped a pair of games to tough KMAC competition over the weekend.

On Friday, the Golden Knights couldn’t overcome a slow start in losing 54-35 to Fredericktown. In the game, they trailed 19-8 after the first quarter and 27-10 at the half. While they played their opponents evenly over the final 16 minutes, only being outscored 27-25 in the second half, they would not be able to overcome that deficit.

Kooper Keen led the team with 12 points, while Grant Bentley made three three-pointers in finishing with 11.

The team played Centerburg closely on Saturday, but were edged by a 56-52 count.

The Golden Knights led 14-11 after the first quarter and 25-23 at the half, but were outscored 21-12 in the third to fall behind by seven. Despite taking a 15-12 advantage in the fourth quarter, they could not catch their opponents.

Graesin Cass led Northmor with 14 points. Both Max Lower and Preston Harbolt tallied nine.

By Rob Hamilton


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

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