MAUD—The Macomb Hornets played spoiler, Friday night, with a 64-55 win over the Maud Tigers, who were celebrating homecoming.
Freshman guard Ian Horn heated up late in the first half and stayed that way in the second, on his way to a 21 point outburst. He hit the Maud defense for six treys.
The two teams battled their way to a 12-12 tie after the first and Maud's Braylen Brewer carried the load for the Tigers. Brewer scored nine of Maud's 12 first quarter points and wasn't even close to done.
The senior kept pouring in bucket after bucket and by the end of the half had 12 points.
Macomb took a 22-20 lead into the half after back-to-back treys by Horn, but Maud answered in the third quarter.
The Tigers, on the strength of Brewer's inside scoring, took a 44-39 lead into the final quarter of play. Brewer scored 15 third quarter points, upping his scoring total to 27 points in three quarter of play.
Enter the Macomb defense.
The Hornets, in the final quarter, held Maud to just two field goals, a trey by Brewer and another by Jackson McCormick, along with five made free throws.
On the other end of the court, Macomb hit the Tigers with four three-pointers on their way to a 25-point fourth quarter to pull away for the road win.
Brewer finished with a game-high 32 points in the losing effort. McCormick finished with eight, including two treys. Braxton Sanders scored seven for the Tigers.
Along with Horn, Andrew Boydsten scored in double figures with 16 points in the paint. Blaine Cope added eight points off of the bench and Curtis Taron and Coby Mason each chipped in with six.