By ROB HAMILTON
Mount Gilead took over their road non-league game with Pleasant in the second quarter on their way to a 64-49 win.
The Indians led 11-10 after the opening period and increased that to a 32-21 margin by halftime. After both teams scored 16 in the third quarter, MG took the fourth by a 16-12 margin to increase their margin of victory from 11 to 15 points.
Tyler Bland had a huge day for the Indians, hitting five three-pointers and scoring a total of 25 points. Alijah Keen added 11 more.
The middle two quarters were rough for Highland on Tuesday in a 57-44 loss to Buckeye Valley.
The Scots only trailed 13-12 after eight minutes of play, but were outscored 25-10 in the second and 13-9 in the third to fall into a 51-31 hole. While they outscored the Barons 13-6 in the fourth, they would not be able to make up that deficit.
Both Alex Mason and Quin Winkelfoos tallied 13 points for Highland, while Mack Anglin added nine.
After a deadlocked first quarter Tuesday, Worthington Christian pulled away from Cardington in topping the Pirates 58-39.
Both teams scored seven points in the first quarter, but the Warriors jumped out to a a 25-11 lead by the half and increased it to a 44-22 margin after three periods of play. The Pirates took the fourth 17-14, but weren’t able to shoot their way back into the contest.
Derek Goodman led Cardington with 14 points, while Trey Williams scored 10 and Devin Pearl added eight.
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