on March 7, 2024
North Union’s Nolan Draper (1) drives for a layup against Mount Gilead’s Mitchell Sayers (purple). The senior notched 15 points against the Indians and six points against Africentric last week.(Gazette photo by Aleksei Pavloff)

North Union cagers surpass Mount Gilead in first round, conclude winter campaign against Africentric

By By Bob Putman, Richwood Gazette 


North Union’s boys basketball program concluded its season last week following a first round win against Mount Gilead and a lopsided loss against Africentric, respectfully.

Wildcats triump over Indians

There is always some mystery involved during the tournament basketball season.

Coaches worry about first-game jitters or teams with nothing to lose that step up to pull off an upset.

North Union was able to avoid the latter last Tuesday during the opening round of the Central District Division III tournament.

Sparked by an opening salvo of three-point goals, Mount Gilead, the 20th seed, battled from beginning to end in an attempt to pull off the upset.

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