Fred Main/News Highland’s Alex Mason (22) goes up for a reverse layup past Fredericktown’s Xavier Stallard, rear, and Anthony Caputo (0) during Friday’s Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference game. Mason scored 14 points as the Scots won, 56-50.

 

Fred Main/News Fredericktown’s Jake Booth, right, goes under Highland’s Quin Winkelfoos (32) for a shot during Friday’s Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference game. Booth scored 21 points, but the Freddies fell to the Scots, 56-50.

SPARTA — Trailing by seven midway through the fourth quarter, the Highland Scots were looking for any kind of spark they could find.

They found it with an more aggressive offensive approach.

That aggressiveness opened up the three-point line and, in turn, the Scots rallied for a 56-50 victory over the visiting Fredericktown Freddies in a boys Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference basketball game Friday.

“We didn’t execute our offense the first three quarters. We were settling for bad shots,” said Highland coach Chris Powell. “(In the fourth) we got much more aggressive and that opened up the three-point line. Our seniors really stepped it up.”

The Scots (4-1 overall, 2-0 MOAC), behind the shooting of seniors Max Schreiber and Dylan Tuggle, turned that seven-point deficit into a lead just a matter of minutes. Schreiber hit two treys and a regular basket, while Tuggle had a three as the Scots went on a 15-2 run.

 

Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or bdavis@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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