Macomb jumped out to a 28-22 halftime lead but couldn’t hold off a furious Paoli run as the Pugs defeated the Hornets 64-46 in first-round action of a Class A district tournament Friday.
Austin Duncan scored 20 for Paoli while teammate Aaron Webster scored 18.
Paoli outscored the Hornets 40-18 in the second half.
Troy Wilson and Justin Moore tied for team-high scoring honors, with a dozen points apiece. Thomas Cope added 11 points.
The loss ends Macomb’s season. Paoli advances to play Velma-Alma in the tournament title game today.
Lady Hornets sting Paoli to stay alive
VELMA — The Macomb Lady Hornets kept their season alive by throttling Paoli, 46-27, in the first round of a Class A district tournament Friday.
The win guarantees Macomb a spot in today’s championship game against host Velma-Alma.
Macomb pounded the Lady Pugs 38-15 through three quarters, led by Shania Pace’s game-high 19 points.
Felecia Cope added 16 points for the Lady Hornets, while teammate Kailin Gregg chipped in 8.
Note: Reports compiled by Chuck Porter.