LINDEN - The North Montgomery boys' basketball team paid tribute to four outgoing seniors on Saturday night at Charger gym. Seniors Grant Gayler, Owen Randolph, Elijah Dugard and Austin Donahue suited up in the orange and navy for the last time in front of their home fans. The Chargers did not disappoint, defeating visiting Attica 58-53.

"It was nice to watch the culmination for these kids at home," Charger head coach Joel Grindle stated. "Where they have brought the program, and see what they have done from when they were freshman and sophomores, they played a huge part through their effort and dedication to this program."

Attica (8-10) came out shooting the basketball well in the first half of play. The Red Ramblers shot nearly 50 percent in the first half, as they were 10-of-21 from the field. North Montgomery, on the other end of the floor, struggled to find a rhythm as the Chargers only sank 7-of-24 field goal attempts in the first half, and took a slim one point lead into the intermission, 28-27.

The third period turned out to be a three point contest as North Montgomery (12-9, 5-3 Sagamore Athletic Conference) connected on two of five attempts and Attica connected on one of seven from long range. The contest was deadlocked at 38 all heading into the final frame.

Neither team could gain any separation, and North Montgomery held a slim 3 point advantage at 54-51 with under a minute remaining. Attica got the ball on a Charger miscue, and drew up a perfect play for their sophomore sharpshooter, Logan Harmeson, who got a great look from the corner that wouldn't fall. North Montgomery secured the rebound and Attica was forced to foul senior Grant Gayler. The senior calmly stepped to the stripe and drained a pair. A bucket from Attica's Jacob Marcov cut the lead to just three with but 5.5 remaining on the clock. The ball was then inbounded to another Charger senior, Owen Randolph, who calmly sank both of his freebies, and North Montgomery took the victory on senior night.

Attica was paced by senior Kenny Little who finished with 20 in the losing effort.

Senior Grant Gayler led the way for North Montgomery, finishing with a double double of 31 points and 11 rebounds.

"I am really excited for the challenges coming up the next two weeks, coach Grindle said. "It's going to be an exciting time to be a Charger and a Charger fan."

North Montgomery still has one game left in the regular season, as they travel to Greencastle Friday night. Attica travels to North Vermllion Tuesday evening.