T he Golden Horde pulled away in the final quarter of play Thursday, Dec. 23, for a 53-42 non-league road win over the Corinth Tomahawks.
The Golden Horde moved to 3-2 overall with the win heading into hosting the American Legion holiday tournament Dec. 28 and 29.
Senior Jamie Hicks led all scorers with 19 points (7 rebounds and 5 assists), including a perfect six for six from the foul line in the fourth quarter to stretch out the Granville lead. Hicks scored 10 of his 19 points down the stretch as the Horde put the game out of reach with clutch free throw shooting.
Granville ran out to a number of leads including a 10-3 first quarter advantage and maintained an edge for much of the game despite Corinth scoring runs.
Evan Young added 13 points for Granville (4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal).
Ian Bixby had two three-pointers (totalling 8 points, a rebound and a steal), Hicks had one and Kyle Rathbun (7 points, 2 rebounds)
Granville 16 10 9 18 – 53
Corinth 13 5 10 14 – 42