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Tigers strike early to put away Catholic Central 68-54

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West Liberty-Salem’s boys basketball team jumped on visiting Springfield Catholic Central in the second quarter and went on to roll to a 68-54 win Friday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The Tigers are now 16-5 overall and 11-2 in the OHC. The Irish drop to 5-12, 1-9.

The score was tied 12-12 when the first quarter ended.

WL-Salem then went on a 17-6 run in the second quarter to take a 29-18 advantage at halftime.

The Tigers continued to pull away in the third quarter with a 28-13 effort. That extended their lead to 26 points at 57-31.

Landon Hormann powered the Tigers with a game-high 23 points, Grant Burden had 16 points and Max Bailey added 10 points.

In junior varsity action, WL-Salem won 40-27. Ben Bowden led the Tigers with eight points.

WL-Salem travels to Triad on Friday.

WL-SALEM 68, SCC 54

SCC (5-12, 1-9)

Dimitroff 5 0-0 13; Robertson 1 5-7 7; Gannon 0 1-2 1; R. Weeks 3 0-0 7; Fain 1 0-0 2; T. Weeks 1 0-0 2; Parks 1 0-0 2; Johnson 7 5-7 20. Totals: 19 11-16 54.

WL-SALEM (16-5, 11-2)

Bailey 3 3-6 10; Mayse 2 0-0 4; B. Burden 1 2-2 4; Woods 2 0-0 5; G. Burden 6 2-3 16; Hormann 8 6-6 23; Merrick 3 0-0 6. Totals: 25 13-18 68.

Irish    12    6    13    23    —     54

Tigers    12    17    28    11    —    68

Three pointers: SCC 5 (Dimitroff 3, R. Weeks, Johnson); WL-Salem 5 (G. Burden 2, Hormann, Woods, Bailey).

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