By ROB HAMILTON
A strong second-half performance led by some good shooting by Devin Pearl boosted Cardington to a 43-34 win over Fredericktown Tuesday night.
The Pirates struggled in the first half offensively, leading 5-4 after the opening period, but trailing 15-8 at the intermission. However, they outscored the Freddies 19-6 in the third quarter to jump out to the lead and then took the fourth 16-13 to solidify their win.
Pearl hit four three-pointers in the game and led Cardington with 20 points, 15 of which came in the second half. Derek Goodman added 10.
East Knox pulled away from Highland in the fourth quarter to take a 60-51 win over the Scots Tuesday.
The Bulldogs led 13-10 after the first quarter, but Highland got within a 25-23 margin by the half and kept within two points entering the final period of play. However, East Knox was able to outscore the Scots 18-11 over the final eight minutes.
Shane Carney led Highland with 11 points, while Mack Anglin added nine and Trent Mason scored eight.
Northmor couldn’t get untracked in the first half in a 59-48 loss to Centerburg on Tuesday.
The Knights were outscored 11-6 in the first quarter and 14-7 in the second to fall behind 25-13. The Trojans increased their advantage to a 39-23 margin in the third period. Northmor outscored Centerburg 25-20 over the final eight minutes, but were unable to catch up to their opponents.
Tyler Kegley led Northmor with 16 points, also contributing nine rebounds and four blocks.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead cruised to a 75-48 win over Elgin on Tuesday. The Indians improve to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in league play.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS