Lakes scored 39 as Bobcats roll to first victory of the season

TOLEDO — Whiteford’s boys basketball team picked up its first win of the Nick Abalos Era Saturday, beating Monclova (Ohio) Christian 72-51.

Hunter Lake poured in a career high 39 points for the Bobcats, making seven 3-pointers. Six of those makes came in Whiteford’s 28-point third quarter.

The win gave the Bobcats a third-place finish in the Warrior Classic. It was the first-ever meeting between Whiteford and Monclova Christian.

The Bobcats tied a school record by making 12 3-pointers and also tied a record by making seven triples in one quarter. Lake’s seven 3-pointers are two shy of Whiteford’s single game 3-point record set by Travis Pant, who made nine triples in a 2010 game.

Whiteford is off until January 8 when the play Morenci.

Whiteford 72, Monclova Christian 51

WHITEFORD       14           18           28           12           –              72

MC         6             14           19           12           –              51

WHITEFORD (72)

Bauman 1 1-4 3, Lake 14 4-8 39, Murphy 3 1-2 9, Bertz 4 0-0 9, Badenhop 2 0-0 6, Tesznar 1 2-4 4, Mills 1 0-0 2. Totals 26 8-19 72. Three-point field goals: Lake 7, Murphy 2, Bertz 1, Badenhop 2.

MONCOLVA CHRISTIAN (51)

Life 4 0-0 8, Meyer 4 4-9 13, Bingham 7 0-0 15, Mitchell 1 0-0 3, Baker 3 6-8 12. Totals 19 10-17 51. Three-point field goals: Meyer, Bingham, Mitchell.

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