CHARLOTTESVILLE — Possessing a game-high lead of 13 points as the third quarter wound down Tuesday night, the temptation was there for Eastern Hancock to put it in cruise control.
And while the Royals couldn’t resist letting off the throttle, the North Decatur boys basketball team floored it in the final eight minutes and change, and left the Royals in the dust in a Mid-Hoosier Conference showdown.
The Chargers emphatically reversed their deficit and outscored EH 32-12 in the fourth quarter, going on to steal a 62-52 win.
As EH (2-5, 1-2 MHC) was unraveling to the tune of seven turnovers and 2-for-10 shooting in the final quarter, ND (2-5, 1-2 MHC) was showing more urgency.
The Chargers more than doubled their total point output for the first three quarters by making 7-of-10 shots from the field and drawing numerous fouls, and in the process hitting on 17-of-20 free throws in the fourth.