By ROB HAMILTON
The Northmor boys’ basketball team rebounded from their Tuesday loss to Cardington by topping Elgin 60-52 in a road game Friday night.
The Knights overcame a slow start in earning the win. While they led 9-8 after the first quarter, the Comets battled back to take a 26-21 lead into the half.
However, Northmor took the third 20-10 to move in front by five and then outscored Elgin 19-16 in the fourth to pull away to an eight-point decision.
On Friday, Centerburg pulled away from Highland in the second half to maintain their lead over the pack in the Blue Division standings with a 54-35 win.
After the Trojans jumped out to a 16-4 lead after the first period, the Scots rallied in the second to get within a 26-23 margin. However, Centerburg outscored Highland 12-5 in the third quarter and 16-7 in the fourth to claim the win.
Alex Mason scored 16 points for Highland, hitting three three-pointers in the game, while Quin Winkelfoos added nine.
Highland then struggled offensively Saturday against Columbus DeSales, losing by a 57-15 margin.
The Scots couldn’t get on the board in the first half, getting outscored 35-0 over the opening two periods. DeSales increased their lead to a 50-4 margin after three, before Highland took the fourth by an 11-7 score.
Mason finished with a team-high six points.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS