On Wednesday, the Mount Gilead boys’ basketball team fell at Grandview by a 69-52 score.
MG trailed 17-12 after eight minutes of action and their hosts steadily added to their advantage. The score was 38-24 at the half and 57-38 after three quarters. The Indians took a 14-12 advantage in the fourth, but would not be able to erase their deficit.
Matthew Bland led the team with 21 points, hitting three three-pointers. Aaron Gannon scored 12 and Carter Kennon added 11, also connecting three times from deep.
The Highland boys’ basketball team fell at River Valley 72-52 on Thursday.
The Vikings controlled the action throughout the first three quarters, leading 18-8 after eight minutes, 34-19 at the half and 56-28 at the end of the third. The Scots took a 24-16 advantage in the fourth quarter, but wouldn’t be able to make up that deficit.
Blake Prior tallied 12 points to lead Highland. Brock Church finished with nine.
Cardington lost a 59-30 contest to host Pleasant on Tuesday.
The Pirates were only outscored 11-7 in the first quarter, but the Spartans took a 13-7 edge in the second to lead 24-14 at the half. They would then win the second-half battle by a 35-16 margin to pull away for the decision.
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