The North Oldham boys’ basketball team played at Valley High School Friday night, the first game of 2019, and lost to the Vikings by a score of 78-61. The Mustangs, playing without two starters, started slowly and trailed 42-25 at halftime. After trading baskets early in the 3rd quarter, North Oldham went on a nice run led by Tyler Higdon, Luke Barry and Jack Scales to cut the Viking lead to only 2 points with 3:30 to play in the game. A few turnovers and missed shots later, the lead ballooned again to 17 points and ultimately was the final difference in the game.
North Oldham received some nice performances from several reserve players. Eighth grader, Jack Scales, was 3/7 from 3 pt land and scored 9 points. Junior, Grant Bastyr, had 5 points and 2 rebounds. Senior, Jack Smith, had 2 points and 4 rebounds.
North Oldham was led in scoring tonight by Grant Adelson and Luke Barry with 14 points. Adelson also had 6 assists and 4 rebounds. Barry added 3 assists and 3 rebounds. Tyler Higdon scored all 12 of his points in the 2nd half on 5/7 shooting.
The Mustangs next game will be Tuesday 1/8/19, at NOHS v. North Bullitt starting at 7:30 PM.