HOWARD — Highland coach Chris Powell may call his defensive schemes a little goofy, but they are effective.

  • Fred Main/News Highland’s Chase Carpenter glides through the lane as East Knox’s Kasson Krownapple (obscured) and Cody Cockrell, left, defend during Friday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game. The Scots won, 59-50.
  • Fred Main/News Highland’s Andrew Wheeler (1) floats through the lane past East Knox’s Greg Schultz during Friday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game. Wheeler scored 15 points to help lead the Scots to a 59-50 victory.

The Scots held East Knox without a point for five minutes in the first quarter, opening up a lead they would never surrender, and they went on to beat the host Bulldogs, 59-50, in Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference boys basketball action Friday.

“Our defense is a little unorthodox … even a little goofy. But, it pulls on our strengths as individuals and as a team,” Powell said. “We gave up some open shots tonight, but we play the percentages and try to be a really good rebounding team. Tonight it worked.”

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