’Lopes defeat Flames

Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

Although Wednesday night’s game between the Northgate Flames and the Avonworth Antelopes boys’ basketball teams started with the Flames taking a nine-point lead, it was the last time Northgate would pull ahead for the rest of the game.

By end of first period, Avonworth led 14-13 on athree-pointer from Jake Harper The score remained close at 24-19 at halftime, but Avonworth pulled out all the stops to move ahead 41-30 at end of third period. Northgate edged back up, 41-38 with six minutes to go in the game, but Avonworth hung on for the 60-43 win.

Leading Avonworth scorers were juniors Jacob Harper, pictured here in the dark uniform, with 24 and Tyreek Davis with 12.

Leading Northgate scorers were junior Malcolm Randallwith 15, and sophomore Raylan Wetzel, 10.