Photo by Lori Poteet. Owen Randolph and the North Montgomery Chargers dominated Riverton Parke Saturday.
Photo by Lori Poteet. Owen Randolph and the North Montgomery Chargers dominated Riverton Parke Saturday.
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LINDEN - The North Montgomery boys basketball team defeated Riverton Parke 60-21 on Saturday. A rare afternoon game, to allow for teams to travel and support lady basketball throughout the state, was led by North Montgomery (11-8,6-2) from the tipoff. The Chargers jumped out to an early 19-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, leading 31-9 at the intermission. The Panthers (1-19) shot only 17 percent from the field for the game, and were led in scoring by sophomore Caleb Dickey who finished with 7.

"We played hard throughout the game." Charger coach Joel Grindle said. "Our entire team was engaged, cheering for each other. We were able to get a lot of guys playing time, being aggressive and get some things done that we wanted to see."

North Montgomery was led in the scoring column by senior Grant Gayler, who finished with 10. Senior, Elijah Dugard, got extended minutes in the ballgame and ended with 6 points and 6 boards. Baylee Adams and Devon Zachary also played well, finishing with 9, and 6 points respectively. The Chargers outrebounded the Panthers 50-22.

The Junior Varsity contest was also won by the Chargers in a lopsided affair, 73-21.

North Montgomery is off until next Friday, when Tri West visits Charger Gym in a huge Sagamore Athletic Conference tilt.