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Boys Hoops Roundup: Harrisburg picks up weekend split on hardwood

  • Eldorado Nolan Milligan goes up for two of his nine points against Fairfield Friday night.

    Eldorado Nolan Milligan goes up for two of his nine points against Fairfield Friday night.

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updated: 2/10/2020 8:50 AM

Harrisburg got its feet settled in Saturday's Rich Herrin Classic against Greenville and then blew by the Comets to pick up a 60-41 win in Benton.

Harrisburg trailed 6-4 to start the first quarter and used an 8-0 run to take a 13-6 lead. After a Greenville basket, Harrisburg used another 6-0 run, fueled by three free throws from Will Gibbs and a triple by Andrew Bittle to close to the first quarter 19-8.

Harrisburg kept its foot on the gas in the second quarter and outscored Greenville 10-5 to lead 29-13 at the break

The Bulldogs hot shooting continued in the third as three straight treys by Michael Godsey Gibbs, and Bittle gave Harrisburg a 38-13 lead as the 'Dogs put the game on cruise control the rest of the way.

Harrisburg knocked down six 3-pointers in the game and put two players in double figures as Zayne Hayes led all scorers with 20 points. Gibbs scored 17 for Harrisburg (9-12).

Bittle added eight points, while Brannden Watson and Godsey each finished with five points. Darion Barners tacked on three points and Nate Lawrence had two points.

Massac County 67, Harrisburg 58 OT

Harrisburg put three players in double figures, including a game-high 23 points from Gibbs, but it wasn't enough as Massac County knocked off Harrisburg 67-58 in overtime Friday night at Davenport Gymnasium.

Bittle banked in 13 points for the Bulldogs, while Godsey tacked on 10 points.

Hayes added eight points for Harrisburg, while Lawler and Javie Beal each tacked on two points.

Harrisburg returns to action tonight (Tuesday) at Meridian and will host Benton on Friday night. The 'Dogs conclude their week Saturday at Murphysboro.

Fairfield 69, Eldorado 40

A fast start by Fairfield offensively, led to a smothering defensive pressure that was too much for Eldorado as the Eagles fell 68-40 at home Friday in Black Diamond Conference.

Fairfield forced the temp, which caused the Eagles to commit 22 turnovers, 16 of which came in the first half as the Mules built a 17-8 first quarter lead and led 43-22 at halftime.

Eldorado got a co-team-high nine points from Aiden Whitlock and Nolan Milligan, while Ladayyea Shewmaker scored seven points. Hunter Sizemore chipped in with six points, while Will Bethel finished with four points. Nolan Henson tacked on three points and Kolton Oglesby rounded out the EHS scoring with two points.

Eldorado travels to Carmi-White County tonight (Tuesday) and will close out the week with a game at Johnston City Friday.

Hamilton County 59, Gallatin County 40

Gallatin County stepped out of Greater Egyptian Conference action on Saturday night, falling to Hamiton County 59-40 in McLeansboro.

Dawson Hish had a team-high 14 points, while Gunner Wilson tossed in 12 points. Will Henson and Case Rister each scored seven points.

Gallatin County 55, Galatia 35

Gallatin County put two players in double figures as both Hish and Henson each scored 14 points in the Hawks' 20-point 55-35 win over Galatia Friday night.

Rister needed nine for GCHS, while Seely scored six points. Gunner Wilson finished with five points, Michael Scherrer flipped in four points and Garrett Crane tacked on three points.

Gallatin County hosts Thompsonville Tuesday night and Pope County on Friday night.