Lakeland Christian Boys 68, Portage Christian 40
Silas Gagnon broke out for the biggest game of his career, scoring 21 points to lead the Cougars to a road win.
Playing its fourth game in a week, Gagnon scored 17 of his total in the second half. The post for LCA (2-2) also recorded 16 rebounds to attach his first career double-double to his acclaim.
Seth Martin picked up his scoring touch with 15 points and Landon Gause added 14 points.
“We had a very balanced attack tonight,” said LCA head coach Jake Ritchie. “I feel like we shared the ball as a team very well. It was nice to see some shots go through for us after getting off to a cold start to the season shooting wise. Silas Gagnon played big for us inside and took advantage of the mismatch he had.”
Triton Boys 73, Pioneer 34
Triton won a huge game in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference Friday night in Royal Center.
After carrying just a six-point lead into the half, 28-22, the Trojans (2-1) exploded for 22 points in the third quarter and 23 more in the fourth to run away with the win. It’s the fifth win in six years for the Trojans over the Panthers.
Tyson Yates went off for his best game as a Trojan, scoring 28 points and pulling down seven rebounds and getting six steals.
Ashton Oviedo had 17 points to go with three rebounds, three assists and three steals, and John Gardner added 11 points and four boards.
Ezra Lewellen led the Panthers with 14 points and seven rebounds.
In the JV contest, Triton prevailed 50-29. Evan Briles led the Trojans with 10 points and six rebounds and Chandler Westafer had nine points and seven boards.