The Southwood boys basketball team finally had a game at home Saturday, hosting Peru and falling to the Tigers 66-52.
The Knights led early on buckets form Carson Blair and Alex Harmon, but the height of the Tigers started to take over midway through the quarter with Peru pushing their lead to 15-7 before a Blair three made it 15-10 after the first stop.
Southwood started the second quarter on a 5-2 spurt that closed the gap to 17-15 when Peru got hot, scoring 13 of the next 16 points to lead 30-18 and led 34-22 at the half.
Again the Knights would start the quarter on a run, this time a 7-0 run to start the third and close the gap to 34-29, but the Tigers answered with 5 straight to get the lead back to 10 points at 39-29. An Alex Harmon dunk sparked the crowd, but the Tigers answered with a bucket to end the quarter and led 44-33 with a quarter to go.
Peru would score the first 6 points to start the fourth quarter to open a 17 point lead at 50-33, making it tough for the Knights to play catch up, falling to Peru 66-52.
Leading the Knights was Alex Harmon with 20 points. Carson Blair added 13, Clay Hinrichsen 7, Mathew Nose 6, Jeffery Finicle 3, Noah Kirk 3.