MacAdam sparks Colts over Huskies
Senior tosses in 26 points as PB holds off North, 65-62
PHILIPPI — Philip Barbour High School senior Levi MacAdam drilled the net for a game-high 26 points Tuesday night to help lift the Colts to a 65-62 decision over North Marion in Big 10 Conference action.
Philip Barbour went on an 8-1 run to start the first quarter and maintained the lead until Haydn Anderson chucked up a jump shot from 10-feet behind the arc to give the Huskies a 52-51 edge heading into the final quarter of play.
But Philip Barbour took the final canto, 14-10, to garner the three-point victory at game’s end.
North Marion trailed 20-8 after the first quarter and by eight, at 37-29, at the halftime break.
The Huskies spent the entire intermission time in the locker room at the Colts’ Corral and did not take a single warm-up shot before second-half matters ensued.
PB senior Kiyan Bartlett was whistled for two quick fouls early in the third stanza and was forced to the bench with four infractions.
MacAdam then went to work with a quick pair of 3- pointers to have PBHS up, 45-36, with 4:50 left in the quarter.
North Marion then went on a 16-6 surge, capped by Anderson’s trey to lead by one entering the final frame.
MacAdam also registered five rebounds and Bartlett put in 14 points and dished out three assists. Jed Hawkins had six points, six boards and four assists, Colton Criss was 3 of 3 at the line toward five points and Noah Matlick dished seven assists and tallied five points into the scoring column for the Colts.
Timothy Murphy led NMHS with 24 points, including a 9 of 11 effort from the free-throw line. Robert Murphy and Michael Garrett chipped in nine points apiece.
Philip Barbour (5-3) will be at Big 10 foe Lincoln on Thursday for a twin bill with junior varsity beginning at 6 p.m. and varsity to follow.