North Baltimore (2-3, 1-2 BVC) made the short trip west on the 613 Ridge, to take on the Panthers of McComb, in a Blanchard Valley Conference battle, putting a thumping on the hosts, 54 – 36.
McComb (1-2, 1-1) tried to hang with the Tigers in the first half, but thanks to a 14-1 run to end the half, NB took a 32-16 lead at halftime. The Tigers pretty much cruised the 2nd half, as the defensive pressure was key to building and holding the lead.
Levi Gazarek and Julian Hagemyer led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points and 5 rebounds each. Noah Brian added 8 points and 3 steals; Chase Naugle contributed 7 points, 7 steals and 7 assists. Exchange student Filip Franjic hit for 5 points. Brady Rader and Adam Flores added 2 points each.
McComb won the Junior Varsity game 40 – 32.