Northmor uses big fourth quarter to snag win

By Chad Clinger - [email protected]

FREDERICKTOWN — The Northmor Golden Knights were on the road on Saturday to meet up with conference foe, the Fredericktown Freddies. Northmor, riding a hot streak, took care of the Freddies by a final score of 63-53.

The Knights are now an impressive 9-2 on the season and a perfect 5-0 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division action. Fredericktown drops to 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the MOAC Blue Division.

Fredericktown was not going to go down easily to the Golden Knights. In fact, at the end of the first quarter, the scored was knotted up at 14 points apiece. The second quarter actually saw the Freddies outscore Northmor 12-10 to take a slim two-point lead into the locker room. Both teams came out ready to battle in the third quarter and the Freddies would actually extend their lead to 42-38 headed into the fourth and final quarter. That’s when Northmor picked things up and would outscore Fredericktown 25-11 en route to the 10-point victory.

The Freddies would best the Golden Knights in most of the categories that usually are the deciding factor in a contest. Fredericktown took good care of the ball, committing just five turnovers to Northmor’s seven. Northmor scored zero points off of the Freddies’ turnovers while Fredericktown converted turnovers into 10 points. The Knights, even with their tremendous size, grabbed just 17 rebounds compared to the Freddies’ 24 boards. The make-or-break in this matchup was the battle at the free-throw line. Northmor, lead by Brock Pletcher’s 11/14 from the line, shot 17/27 from the charity stripe. Fredericktown was just 2/3 from the line.

Leading the scoring attack for the Golden Knights was Meechie Johnson. Meechie finished the game with 18 points to go along with four assists and a rebound. Pletcher contributed 16 points, three assists, a rebound, a block and a steal. Tyler Kegley finished in double-figures as well with 12 points, along with eight rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Lane Bachelder chipped in seven points and Zach Parrott had six points. Nate Hall and Alijah Keen rounded out the Northmor scoring with two points each.

Jacob Booth finished with 20 points while Nick Cunningham added 13 points for Fredericktown in the loss.

Northmor will not see action again until Friday Jan. 13 when they host the Highland Fighting Scots in MOAC Blue action.

By Chad Clinger

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