Eastern Hancock stays atop MHC

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Eastern Hancock’s boys basketball squad once again rained bombs Tuesday night.

Three days after sinking 14 3-pointers in a triple-overtime win over Union County, the Royals stunned   Edinburgh with six treys in the first 6 1/2 minutes and two more before halftime.

The Royals’ main weapon, Isaiah McCormick, though, saved his best for later on.

McCormick hit on three shots from behind the arc in a span of 2 1/2 minutes during the final period, giving him seven for the game, as well as EH a huge 55-51 Mid-Hoosier Conference victory.

Behind 12 threes by the team, and a second straight 24-point night by McCormick, the Royals (12-4) moved into a first-place tie with Indian Creek, at 5-2 in a scrambled league race.  EH visits Morristown (5-3 HHC) on Friday.

The Royals, like they did Saturday when they fell behind by eight, climbed out of a hole, this time with an 11-0 run to begin the fourth quarter after they trailed 40-34.

“Especially after the third quarter, I kind of challenged them,” EH coach Aaron Spaulding said. “Edinburgh was playing harder than us and I said,  ‘We’re in a dogfight for the conference and we’re going to have to play harder.’  And they really came together in the fourth quarter.”

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