Timberjacks split home games over weekend

The Medora Timberjacks continued their lengthy homestand with two more games at Medora High School that had an average attendance of 237 spectators over the weekend.

The Timberjacks kicked off Friday with a big 24-point win over the Lansing Pharaohs 114-90.

Medora actually trailed 34-23 at the end of the first quarter, but it battled back to only trail by one point at halftime, 54-53.

The Timberjacks used a 19-5 run in the third quarter to take a 14-point lead heading into the fourth, where they had no problems closing the game out.

Malik Cook-Stroupe and Lattrell Love led the team in scoring on the night, each pitching in 20-point performances.

Dane Miller scored 19, Marquell Carter had 18, Leonard Harper-Baker had 17 and Michael Lenoir had 15. Lenoir also had 10 assists for a double-double.

Robert Brooks pitched in five points for the Timberjacks, as well.

The next night didn’t go as smoothly for the Timberjacks against the Kentucky Enforcers.

It was a close game throughout, but the Enforcers wound up leaving town with a 118-112 victory.

The Timberjacks only trailed by four after the first quarter and three at halftime, but the third quarter was a big difference as they found themselves down 10 going into the final frame.

Carter had a big night for Medora, scoring 29 points on 43.5% shooting and grabbing nine rebounds.

Harper-Baker scored 19, Lenoir and Miller both had 15 and Brooks and Love each had 12. Cook-Stroupe scored nine points, and Dontavious Leak had four.

The Timberjacks are currently 2-5 on the season and sit in fifth place in the lower Midwest division of The Basketball League.

They will be at home two more times this weekend as they take on the Lebanon Leprechauns on Friday at 7 p.m. and the Owensboro T’breds on Saturday at the same time. Both games are an opportunity to make some ground up in the standings as the Leprechauns sit in third place at 5-2 and the T’breds are in first place at 6-2.