BENNINGTON — A big second half propelled the Bennington boys past Canton-Galva on Tuesday, 62-51.
The game was tied at 30-all at the half, but the Bulldogs ruled the second half, starting with a 15-10 third quarter. Bennington remains in second place in the Heart of America League.
Ethan Dailey and Ethan Loyd led the Eagles with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Zach Snow pulled down eight rebounds.
“Ethan Dailey and Ethan Loyd both had career highs in points tonight,” C-G coach Shane Duncan said. “They combined to go 10 of 14 from the field and 4 of 4 from the line. It was too bad weren't able to take advantage of their performances. We just weren't able to do enough defensively to contain Bennington down the stretch.”
Duncan said a big turn of events came in the fourth quarter when C-G, down by five, missed a layup and the Bulldogs came back with two free throws, forced a turnover, and made a 3-pointer.
C-G lost despite shooting 54 percent from the field.
The Bennington girls had started the night with a 57-39 victory.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 29-18 halftime lead and never looked back.
Kelli Nightingale and Cassidy Enns tallied 14 points apiece to lead C-G.