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Gophers take down Vikings

Clinton Prairie improved its record in boys basketball to 11-5 with a 67-50 win over host North White on Saturday.

The Gophers broke open a tight 33-29 game at halftime with a big third quarter pushing the lead to 55-36. Grant McGraw led Prairie with 16 points, hitting 5 of 7 shots with five 3-pointers. He added seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Other Prairie scorers included Bailey Good (13), Brandon Mosson (10), Austin Gibson (eight), Mason McGraw (seven), Jacob Fullerton (six), Kody Gibson (four), Trevor Funk (two) and Kaleb Peters (one).

The Gophers shot 9 of 18 on 3-pointers for the game.

Other stat contributions came from Kody Gibson (eight rebounds), Good (four assists, three rebounds and a steal), Funk (five rebounds and two assists), Mosson (three rebounds, two assists and a steal), Fullerton (two rebounds and two assists), Mason McGraw (two steals and an assist), Austin Gibson (a rebound) and Jon Lovett (a steal).

The Vikings fell to 5-9 with the loss. Junior Cale Robertson led them in scoring with 20 and senior Grant Buschman followed with 10.

The Gophers next visit Taylor at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Warriors beat Hot Dogs

Frankfort lost 75-33 to visiting Danville in boys conference basketball on Thursday, falling to 1-15 (0-5 Sagamore Conference).

The Hot Dogs trailed only 14-8 after the first quarter before the Warriors pushed the lead to 34-14 at halftime. Danville (11-6, 4-2) increased their advantage to 55-22 after three quarters.

Cam Williams led the Hot Dogs with seven points, adding four rebounds and three assists. Additional scoring came from Trey Frazier and Braden Compton with six each, Jayce Moore and Caden Stine (four each) and Landen Mejia (three).

“The Dogs struggled throughout the night with defensive rebounding and protecting the paint,” Frankfort head coach Nate VanDuyne posted on the school's athletic website. “Cam Williams returned from injury to put together a solid night leading the team in scoring and setting his teammates up for open looks.”

Stat contributions for Frankfort came from Kevin Wilkins (five assists and three rebounds); Frazier (three rebounds and an assist); Moore, Compton, Stine and Arod Valdes Sandoval (two rebounds each); Mejia (a rebound and an assist); and Riley Grasham (an assist).

Dillon Ware led the Warriors with 22 points, hitting 10 of 11 shots, while Conner Jones and Peyton Roof added 17 and 15 respectively.

Frankfort next hosts North Montgomery at 7:30 p.m. Friday.