A strong start and finish gave the Henry County High School boys’ basketball team a chance to win at Milan Tuesday night, but the Bulldogs managed to hang on to a 72-69 victory over the Patriots.
Henry County was playing its second game in two nights in dropping to 2-5 on the season. The Patriots will play at home Friday and Saturday.
Montgomery Central visits Gamlin Gymnasium for a District 10-AAA battle on Friday, while the Patriots step outside the district to entertain Martin Westview on Saturday. Girls’ varsity action begins at 6 p.m. both nights.
BULLDOGS 72, PATRIOTS 69
With John Odoms putting in nine points, the Patriots ran out to a 21-16 first period lead. Odoms hit a 3-pointer in the opening frame.
Milan gained control in the second quarter by going on a 24-12 scoring run that gave the Bulldogs a 40-33 halftime advantage. James King hit for seven points for the Patriots in the second stanza.
The third quarter played out as a tight battle with Milan’s 20-18 scoring edge giving the Bulldogs a 60-51 lead. Odoms added seven points in the third period, including a 3-pointer.
Henry County made a run to pull out the win the fourth quarter by out-scoring Milan 18-12 to get as close as the final margin 72-69. King hit for nine points in the last quarter, including a 3-point baskets.
King led Henry County in scoring with 24 points, while Odoms finished with 16. Cameron May added nine, while Evann Boley contributed eight. Ty Cook tossed in six points, and Ethan Thompson scored four. Deon Young put in two points.
Odoms and King both hit two 3-pointers in the game. May, Cook and Boley all sank one 3-point shot.
Milan got 20 points from Tyler Johnson and 18 points from LaMarcus Jones. Terrick Glenn threw in 13 points with Noah Bell hitting for nine and DaVonte Herron finishing with seven. Canaan White scored three with Austin White adding two.