Boys Varsity Basketball · North Oldham Battles to The End Falls to OC in Boys District Basketball

By Greg Adelson

The North Oldham boys’ basketball team played Tuesday night against Oldham County in the District 29 tournament opening game at South Oldham HS.  Oldham County, which started the game with a 13-2 lead, held on down the stretch to beat the Mustangs 59-53.  The game ended the season for North Oldham with a record of 13-18 and the high school careers for four senior players: Grant Adelson, who missed last 6 games due to a broken foot; Will Hare, Layne McIntosh and Jack Smith.

The Mustangs battled back from the early deficit to start the game and trailed only by six points after the 1st quarter, 16-10.  The second quarter was back and forth with North Oldham trailing at the break 28-23.  North outscored the Colonels in the 3rdquarter by two points to trail 41-38 after three periods.  The game was ultimately decided down the stretch at the free throw line and Oldham County pulled away to win by the six-point margin.

The Mustangs did have three players in double figures with Dallas Roberts scoring 16 points (3/14 fgs; 8/8 FTs).  Tyler Higdon with a terrific all-around game including 14 points (5/10 fgs; 4/5 FTs), a team high 10 rebounds and 3 assists.  Will Hare also had a nice game with 12 points (6/12 fgs), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.  Rounding out the scoring for the Mustangs were Thomas Ashton 5; Layne McIntosh 4; and Jack Scales 2