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.”