Daily Reporter staff reports
At Eastern Hancock Friday night, the Royals blasted Tri 59-34 in a boys basketball contest to win their fourth straight game.
Eastern Hancock coasted to the victory, as they jumped out to a 24-9 first-quarter lead against the Titans (2-13) and never looked back.
“Defensively, our goal was to amp up the pressure on them, speed the game up,” Eastern Hancock coach Aaron Spaulding said. “And I think we did a good job of that.”
Freshman Addison True led the Royals (8-8) with 18 points, going 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. It was the fifth straight game True reached double digits in scoring. He also had a team-highs in rebounds (nine) and steals (three).
Also contributing to the record-evening win were Ryan Speas (13 points), Derrik Noel (nine points, four rebounds), Cooper Henderson (five assists) and Tom Barton (six points, six rebounds).
“We have a lot of different guys who can contribute,” Spaulding added. “Tonight Ryan came in and hit some shots. Addison and Ryan each had double-figures at halftime, I think, and that really got us started.”
Eastern Hancock looks to make it five in a row at 7:30 tonight at 2A No. 7 Lapel (14-5), which fell to 3A No. 11 Guerin 48-46 on Friday.
“They’re always a good team,” Spaulding said of the Bulldogs. “We want to just keeping better.”
Marauders throttles No. 2 Canterbury in final game
At Fort Wayne Canterbury, the Mt. Vernon girls basketball team took care of business in their final game of the regular season, handling the ranked Cavaliers 63-43.
The 4A No. 12 Marauders (20-2) pulled away from Canterbury (17-2) in the third period, taking a 12-point advantage in the final period after leading by just seven at the break.
Mt. Vernon won the junior varsity game, 44-32.