Pendleton - Pendleton Heights’ boys basketball team defeated Elwood 57-36 at home Monday, Jan. 13, to take fifth place in the Madison County Tournament.
The Arabians (7-3) sprinted to an 18-6 lead after one quarter and led 36-18 at the half, as they won their second in a row after falling to Anderson in the first round Friday, Jan. 10.
Sophomore Kenton Dunham was PH’s leading scorer for the second straight game, with 16 points. Mark Albers added 12 points and Max Grbic 11.
PH boys basketball lose, then win
The Pendleton Heights boys basketball team drew one of the shortest ends of the stick for its Madison County Tournament opener Friday, Jan. 10.
That was perennially solid Anderson, and the Arabians’ shooting was just like the conditions outside — in a fog.
The defending county champion Indians took advantage and consigned PH to the losers’ bracket, defeating the visitors 61-48 as the Arabians dropped their second in a row.
A usually good-shooting PH squad hit at just a 36-percent clip and made just three of 13 3-point attempts against Anderson, which led virtually the entire game.
Sophomore Kenton Dunham paced the Arabians with 18 points, while classmate Caleb Hardy added 11 and junior Sean McDermott, in just his second game this season, scored eight.
“We simply aren’t doing the things we need to be doing 100 percent of the time,” PH coach Brian Hahn said. “Right now, I think we’re at 80 percent. We need to get better defensively, we need to get better on the boards and we need to get better with our decision making.”
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