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Knights top Indians

UNION CITY, Ind. — Northeastern defeated Union City 64-35 on Thursday.

Grant Esposito scored 22 points to lead the Knights (11-9, 4-3), while Andy Scripture added 12.

Ben Claywell and Corey Dingwerth each scored nine points and each brought down seven rebounds to lead the Knights.

Alex Smith scored six points while adding five assists.

“I think Grant had a great ball game, stepped up as a sophomore,” Northeastern coach Brent Ross said.

Kavan Knox scored 12 points to lead the Indians (2-17, 0-7), while Wyatt Benz had five rebounds.

Summary:

NORTHEASTERN (11-9) – Claypoole 1 0-0 2, Scripture 6 0-0 12, Slinker 1 2-2 4, Claywell 4 0-0 9, Co. Dingwerth 4 1-2 9, Esposito 10 1-2 22, A. Smith 2 2-2 6, R. Smith 0 0-0 0, Cr. Dingwerth 0 0-0 0, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Uhl 0 0-0 0. TOTALS- 28 6-8 64.

UNION CITY (2-17) – Knox 3 4-6 12, Bentz 2 0-0 4, Bryson 0 1-2 1, Fowler 0 2-2 2, Burton 6 2-2 16. TOTALS – 11 9-13 35.

Northeastern 21 33 47 64

Union City 12 20 29 35

3-pointers– NE 2 (Esposito, Claywell); UC 4 (Burton 2, Knox 2). Rebounds– NE 27 (Co. Dingwerth 7, Claywell 7), UC 19 (Bentz 5). Turnovers– NE 11; UC 26. Fouls– NE 13; UC 8. Fouled out– None. JV– Northeastern 34, Union City 24.

Junior high basketball

Tigers win

Hagerstown defeated Seton Catholic 27-16 in eighth-grade girls basketball action on Thursday.

Victoria Pierson scored 12 points to lead the Tigers (5-7). Hannah Rogers scored eight points and Brytni Dale had seven for Hagerstown.

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