EARLSBORO – With time winding down, Macomb's Ian Horn gave Macomb a 45-44 lead and the win over Earlsboro in the consolation round of the Jim Walling Classic.
Horn struggled in the first half, but rebounded nicely after halftime with all of his 14 points coming in the second half.
Coach Matt Riggs praised Horn's effort in the second half.
“Ian really grew up in this game,” Riggs said. “He struggled in the first half and turned it around to lead us to the win.”
Earlsboro held a 25-15 lead at intermission.
Macomb turned up the intensity in the second half and the 18-8 fourth quarter run was the difference in Macomb's win.
Horn had a team-high 14 points.
Emmett McNutt was the second Hornets athlete in double figures
Earlsboro's Trenton Nadeau led all scorers with 15 points.
Micah Anderson added 13 points in the losing effort.
Lucky Bohannon and Anderson were each received a technical in the loss.
Macomb will face Sasakwa in the consolation championship Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The Lady Hornets could not overcome a 5-0 deficit to start the game, losing 47-34 to Dibble in the consolation round of the Jim Walling Classic Friday afternoon.
Macomb trailed 18-6 at halftime.
The long bright spot was Ashton Powell scoring all 15 of her points in the second half.
Mariah Carolina added seven points in the loss.