PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Middle School boys basketball team welcomed the Lincoln Middle School Wildcats to TCMS on Tuesday night for Eighth Grade Night.
The Knights fell behind early but made a late run at the Wildcats in the fourth. The run would fall short as the Wildcats defeated the Knights 50—43.
The Knights would struggle early, as Cole Mooney and JT Veltri would be the only TCMS players to score in the first quarter. The score at the end of one quarter was Lincoln 15, TCMS 6.
The Knights would then drop the second quarter 13—9 finding themselves down 28—15 going into the locker room at halftime.
The Knights would find their offense in the third, outscoring the Wildcats 16—15.
The Knights would make a run late in the fourth, as they found themselves down only four points with 50 seconds to go in the game, using a pressing defense to disrupt the Wildcats.
The Wildcats finally broke through the press at the 41-second mark to increase the lead to six. The Wildcats could not convert on three straight free throws after a foul and a technical foul on the bench.
This would allow the Knights a chance to get back in game. The Knights were not able to convert on their next couple of possessions, allowing the Wildcats to run away with the win.
Veltri led the Knights with 15 points, followed by Jacob Maier with seven.
The remaining TCMS points came from Bryson Bish (6), Mooney (5), Garrett Hudson (5), Isaiah Vanscoy (3) and Kenny Humphries (2).
The Knights were back in action last night, when they hosted the Elkins Hornets.