LEXINGTON — The season began for the Northmor Golden Knights boys basketball team with a trip to Lexington to meet up with the Minutemen. Lexington defeated Northmor by a final score of 68-48 for the opening-night victory.
Northmor found themselves in a large hole right from the beginning, trailing 21-9 after the first period. Lexington continued to keep the lead throughout the remainder of the first half and took a 36-19 advantage into halftime. The Minutemen proved to be too much for the Knights, winning the second half, 32-29 and holding on to get the home court win.
Lexington’s bench had quite the impact in the outcome of the game, scoring 19 points while the Northmor bench failed to add a point. Northmor turned the ball over just 12 times on Friday but Lexington protected the rock well with just six turnovers. Another contributing factor to the Minutemen victory was rebounding. Northmor pulled in just 16 rebounds on the few Lexington misses while Lex grabbed 27 for the game.
Brock Pletcher was head coach Zach Ruth’s leading scorer on the night with 17 points. Tyler Kegley earned himself a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to go along with three blocks in the loss.