By ROB HAMILTON
Cardington was able to pull away from visiting Northmor in the second half Saturday to take a 75-67 win to improve to 3-0 in league play.
The Pirates, who are 3-2 overall, led 17-16 after the opening period and 38-37 at the half. However, they outscored the Knights 18-16 in the third quarter and 19-14 in the fourth to wind up on top by eight.
Devin Pearl led Cardington with 25 points, while Derek Goodman added 19. Also, Dalton Snider tallied 12. For the Knights, Frank Keller scored 14 points, while both Demetrius Johnson and Zach Parrott added 11, Gunnar Lilly tallied 10 and Tyler Kegley finished with nine.
Highland got their second straight win on Saturday, as they got off to a good start against the Comets and never looked back in taking a 66-56 win.
The Scots took an 18-13 lead after eight minutes of play and then outscored Elgin 14-13 in the second quarter and 16-12 in the third to move in front by 10. Both teams scored 18 in the fourth quarter, allowing Highland to improve to 2-3, 1-2 in league play.
Trent Mason scored 15 for the Scots, while Shane Carney added 10, Thomas Wheeler had nine and Quin Winkelfoos picked up eight.
Mount Gilead Indians
Mount Gilead fell to 2-2, 1-1 in league play, on Saturday after suffering a 47-35 decision at Fredericktown.
The Indians only trailed 14-11 after one quarter and 24-20 at the half, but were outscored 10-3 in the third quarter to fall behind by 11. The Freddies then outscored MG 13-12 in the fourth to cement their win.
Tyler Bland paced the Indians with 15 points.
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