The Paper photo by Lori Poteet<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->North Montgomery head coach Joel Grindle called Chase Mahoy's performance "the story of the night."
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet

North Montgomery head coach Joel Grindle called Chase Mahoy's performance "the story of the night."
LINDEN-In a night that leading scorer Grant Gayler was held to four points, it was the other players on North Montgomery's boys' basketball team that stepped up to help the Chargers defeat Greencastle on senior night by a 48-41 score.

"We really had guys pick it up," said North Montgomery head coach Joel Grindle. "I thought our seniors really rose to the occasion. I think the story of the night was Chase Mahoy. He just killed it on the boards. And I thought Jordan Cory went in there and played his heart out."

Mahoy had eight points on a perfect 4-4 from the floor. Three of those scores came off of offensive rebounds and he finished the night with 10 boards.

Grindle said that the performance of the Randolphs was also a key to the victory. Owen led the Chargers in scoring with 12 points, scoring 10 of the team's 19 fourth quarter points. Younger brother Caleb had 10 points. He had six of the team's 10 second quarter points by knocking down two shots from behind the arc.

North Montgomery went into the locker room at halftime with a 20-12 lead, but Greencastle came back quickly. The Tiger Cubs went on a 7-0 run to begin the third quarter in less than two minutes to take a 21-20 lead.

It turned out to be the last lead of the game for the Tiger Cubs, as the Chargers countered with a 7-0 run of their own. Greencastle got within three points, 44-41, with 42.3 remaining in the game but that was all the points the Tiger Cubs would score and the Chargers added four free throws to seal the victory.

Brody Bollman led Greencastle in scoring with 16 points and Holden King added 12 points.

With the win the Chargers finish the regular season with a 7-13 record and ride a 2-game winning streak heading into the sectional.

"You want to keep the momentum going into the sectional," said Grindle. "For us to get that big win is absolutely huge for us."

North Montgomery will play Western Boone at Frankfort High School Friday as both teams got a first round bye. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.