Greensburg — The North Decatur boys basketball team fell to visiting Union County 56-34 in a non-conference game Tuesday night.
Union County jumped out to a 17-7 lead after the first eight minutes. The Chargers mustered just seven points in the second quarter and trailed 31-14 at the half.
North came out of the break and competed score-for-score with the Patriots, outscoring Union County 11-10 in the third quarter.
Foul trouble prevented the Chargers from mounting a fourth-quarter comeback. The Patriots pulled away and took the fourth-quarter edge 15-9. Despite five points from sophomore Arek Holloway, North fell victim to a 13-6 Patriot run to end the game. The closest North got in the final eight minutes was 43-29 on a basket by sophomore Evan Wallpe off an assist by sophomore Donovan Meyer. Holloway’s trey pulled North to within 13 at 45-32 with 3:56 left, but disqualifications limited head coach Kyle Nobbe’s offensive weapons.
Holloway led North with 11 points, including two triples. Sophomore Luke Badgley followed with 10, including a triple of his own. Wallpe scored nine, while sophomore Andrew Hocker and junior Luke
Perdue each added two.
North’s junior varsity team won the first game 46-43. Ben Kinker led North with 22 points on five 3-pointers. Scoring five apiece were Kyle Kramer, Luke Perdue and Ignatio Martinez.
A full story with more statistics will be published in Thursday’s print edition.
Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.