Another fast start and a strong finish gave the Mason County Royals an 89-70 victory over
the Harrison County Thorobreds tonight in the US Bank Mike Murphy Classic at the Fieldhouse.
Mason County, using a fast break offense, even after Harrison County made shots, raced out to 24-6 lead in the first quarter and a 37-8 lead in the second quarter.
The Royals shot 64.5% from the field in the first half and led 46-22 at halftime.
Isaiah Garrison left the game with an injury with 6:12 left in the first quarter, and three Royals- Dalton Perkins, Caleb Boyd and Jaylen Lofton- fouled in the fourth quarter.
Harrison County got to within 10 points in the fourth quarter before the Royals pulled away again the closing minutes.
There were 32 fouls and 41 free throws in the second half.
Mason County hit 59.3% from the field for the game, to just 32.9% for Harrison County.
Leevi Dunaway had a double-double with 25 points and 12 assists.
Boyd scored a career-high 16 points.
Jayden Steward had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Sam Kumler was also in double digits with 13 points.
The Royals got 38 points off the bench.
Mason County's next game is Tuesday night against Boyle County in the Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery County.
MC (7-4) Dunaway 25, Garrison 2, Lofton 9, Perkins 2, Boyd 16, Steward 14, Jackson 6, Kumler 13, Mitchell 2
HC (1-8) Boyers 6, Turley 17, Harris 15, Gilkey 7, Bryant 5, Walker 2, Free 18,
MC 24 22 16 27-89
HC 06 16 19 29-70