Late run lifts Tigers past Hornets

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The first 19 minutes of Friday’s Crothersville-Medora boys basketball game was the kind of battle a lot of the teams’ fans were expecting.

When Corey Hansen made an 8-foot jumper from outside the free-throw line, it put the host Hornets on top 30-28 with five minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Then, as Hornets coach Andrew Evertts said, the home team stopped executing at the offensive end, while the Tigers went on a 13-0 run to take a 41-30 lead into the fourth quarter and went home with a 59-48 win.

After Medora took its final lead, Crothersville’s Grayson Barnes pulled down one of his 21 rebounds and put the ball in the basket to tie the score at 30, and Tyler Banks, Caleb Minton, Gene Hodge, Brian Money and Jacob Davidson added points as the Tigers increased their lead.

Tigers coach Greg Kilgore said the keys to the win were “conditioning and defensive intensity. The boys have worked hard this fall to get in good shape to play ballgames for four full quarters. They get after it defensively and go after loose balls. I think they took three charges tonight.

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