Area boys' basketball from Tuesday

    The woes continue for Brandon Martin and his Pontiac Indians. The Tribe suffered a 53-44 nonconference loss at home on Tuesday to Morris.
    This time it was a lack of strength in the second half that doomed Pontiac. It held an 8-7 lead after one quarter and a 22-16 edge at the intermission.
    But Morris came out of the break stronger and outscored PTHS 20-11 to take a 36-33 lead into the final frame. The Redskins made eight free throws down the stretch to secure the win.
    Cam Dawson led the Indians with 15 points. Zac Dittmer added 8 while Ryan Weir scored 6 points. Tyler Rich and Colton Walsberg each tallied 5 markers and Ben Schuler scored 3. Carter Dawson netted 2 points.
    SOPHOMORES: Pontiac got out to a an early lead and maintained control throughout for a 52-45 win in the preliminary contest. PTHS led 18-10 with one quarter in the books. The lead was 31-22 at the half and 42-31 after three periods.
    Luke Fox hit for 17 points to lead the Tribe. Clay Miller chipped in 8 points with Payton Amm scoring 6. Eric Watson, Michael Fitzsimmons and Evan Trevino added 5 points apiece, Isaac Nollen had 4 and Gavin Bauknecht scored 2 points.
Tri-Point 56, Ill. Lutheran 54
    CULLOM — It came down to the wire and the Chargers were able to claim the victory. More specifically, it was the home team Tri-Point Chargers coming away with the “W” over Illinois Lutheran’s Chargers in a River Valley Conference contest.
    Nick Mahoney was the star for Tri-Point down the stretch with 11 points in the fourth quarter. The Point trailed 48-44 entering the last stanza.
    It was a close game throughout. The Chargers were tied at 20-20 after one and The Point was up 35-32 at the break.
    Jaco Bruner scored 19 points to pace Tri-Point. Mahoney and Mark Miller each threw in 13 points and Randal Ifft scored 7 points. Jasper Mauricio added 4 points.