Knights Fall Short Against Oak Hill

The Southwood boys basketball team took the floor Tuesday as they played host to the Oak Hill Golden Eagles. The Knights took a 3-2 lead on the taller Eagles which would be their only lead of the night as they fell 64-51.

After Oak Hill took a 2-0 lead freshman Carson Blair drained a three that would give the Knights a 3-2 lead before a 7-0 run by the Eagles put them on top 9-3. Alex Harmon would stop the run with a bucket and was followed by a Noah Kirk free throw to cut the margin to 9-6, but Oak Hill would get 3 of the next 4 buckets and led 15-8. Harmon would connect on two free throws before the Eagles hit again before the buzzer to lead 17-10 after the first stop.

Blair again would start the scoring in the quarter for the Knights with a three, then ended a 6-0 run with another bomb to tie the score at 19. The Knights would hang with the Eagles until 23-21 when Oak Hill scored 6 straight. Mathew Nose would stop the run with a bucket, but the Eagles kept the pressure and led 32-23 when Robbie Cole hit a three. Oak Hill again hit before the buzzer and led 34-26 at the half.

Oak Hill would come out firing to start the third quarter and increased their lead to 40-28 before the Knights come alive. Alex Harmon, Robbie Cole and Brandin Frazier would connect as Southwood cut the Oak Hill lead to 42-35 and trailed 43-35 with a quarter to go.

Oak Hill would score the first 4 points of the fourth quarter to go up 12 when Alex Harmon hit and was followed by a Carson Blair bucket to make it 47-39. The Eagles would then put the game away, scoring 17 of the next 23 points to open a 64-45 lead. The Knights had just two buckets during the Eagle run which were three pointers from Carson Blair and Peyton Trexler. Oak Hill would go on to win 64-51.

Leading the Knights was Carson Blair with 16 points. Alex Harmon added 11, Peyton Trexler 6, Brandin Frazier 6, Robbie Cole 5, Jeffery Finicle 3, Noah Kirk 2, Mathew Nose 2.

The junior varsity fell to Oak Hill 46-40.

Leading Southwood was Peyton Trexler with 12 points. Paul Farlow added 9, Andrew Finicle 6, Jeffery Finicle 5, Blake Martz 4, Ethen Roberts 2, Christian Deeter 2.

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