Medora’s boys basketball team fell behind by double digits in the first quarter and couldn’t recover in a 70-41 loss to South Decatur Saturday.
After trading the lead twice to start the contest, on four points by the Hornets’ J.D. Fish, the Cougars went on a 12-0 run.
A 3-pointer by the Hornets’ Isaiah Myers snapped the scoring spree, but his team trailed 19-8 at the end of eight minutes of play.
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The Cougars opened the second quarter on a 13-4 run, behind four different scorers, to lead 29-15 with 2:55 left in the half.
Medora added four points before intermission, all from the free throw line, but they trailed 35-19 at the break.
Two baskets by Owen Sullivan and a score from Keaton Seniours made it 41-25 before the Cougars went on a 14-2 run to lead 55-27 in the third quarter.
The Cougars held a 57-32 lead going into the final eight minutes, as they ran the clock down for the win.
"We had no effort," Medora coach Mark Morin said. " It’s up to them now. If that’s the type of effort we’re going to have, we can’t compete. They got us off our game. We got more worried about what their players and the referees were doing. It was a terrible effort on their part and on my part. We’ve got to come out with a lot more want."
Myers led the Hornets with 10 points and Fish had six. The Cougars’ Lane Lauderbaugh had a game-high 30 points.
The Hornets were outreobunded 41-28 and had 17 turnovers to the Cougars’ 10 errors.
Prior to the game, senior Gwyneth Morris was crowned homecoming queen.
The Hornets will host Bloomington Lighthouse Friday.
"This was a game we should have been competitive in and we weren’t," Morin said. "We’re going to take Monday off and come back Tuesday and go to work."