The Pennant

Boys Basketball: Penn rally falls short at City

Penn rallied from a 12-point deficit in the second half to force overtime, but the Kingsmen suffered an 85-77 defeat at Michigan City on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in High School Boys Basketball action.

Derek Derda led Penn with 28 points.

Markus Burton scored 14 points, and Joe Smith scored 10.

PENN 77: Carter Hickey 9, Markus Burton 14, Joe Smith 10, Jayden Doster 0, Evan Groves 4, Derek Derda 28, Tobias Patton 6, Casey Shultz 6, Caleb Fisher 0.

Michigan City 85: Dez’Mand Hawkins 9, Tahari Watson 21, Omarion Hatch 4, Donye’ Grant 2, Jalen Bullock 0, Jamie Hodges Jr. 17, Evan Bush 12, Jose Jenkins Jr. 5, Caron McKinney 13.

PENN              17        12        21        22        5 – 77

Michigan City   18        22        15        17        13 – 85

Three-pointers: PENN 10 (Carter Hickey 3, Derek Derda 2, Joe Smith 2, Markus Burton 1, Evan Groves 1, Tobias Patton 1), Michigan City 8 (Watson 5, McKinney 1, Hawkins 1, Bush 1).