The Pennant

Boys Basketball: Big third quarter sparks Kingsmen

Penn High’s Boys Basketball Team slugged visiting South Bend Washington with a relentless attack in the third quarter and pulled away for a 75-62 victory in High School Boys Basketball action on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

Penn won its third game in a row. The Kingsmen are 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Northern Indiana Conference. Washington is 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the NIC.

Trailing 31-30 at halftime, Penn sprinted past Washington by a 28-12 margin in the third quarter. Penn unleashed an 11-0 run against the Panthers. The largest Kingsmen lead was 16 points (58-42).

Derek Derda ignited the Kingsmen attack with 26 points.

Carter Hickey connected for 17 points.

Markus Burton and Tobias Patton scored eight points each, and Evan Groves scored seven points.

PENN 75: Carter Hickey 17, Markus Burton 8, Joe Smith 4, Jayden Doster 2, Evan Groves 7, Derek Derda 26, Tobias Patton 8, Casey Shultz 3.

Washington 62: Jylen Petty 12, Marcus Northern 3, Kenyon Grant 0, Janye Griffin 9, Jason Jones 12, Jalen Miller 7, Demarcus Vaughn 17, Cortez Redmond 0, Tyshawn Seuell 2.

PENN               19     11     28      17 — 75

Washington       14     17    12      19 — 62

Three-pointers: PENN 6 (Carter Hickey 4, Evan Groves 1, Derek Derda 1), Washington 7 (Vaughn 4, Petty 1, Northern 1, Griffin 1).