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SPLITTING ‘EM DOWN THE MIDDLE – Fieldcrest’s Jaxon Cusac-McKay knives his way through the Flanagan-Cornell tandem of Karson Kimpling (left) and Braden Wallace (right) on Friday. Cusac-McKay poured in 24 points in the Knights’ 69-59 victory (For the Journal/TNT Photo).

MINONK - In a game that saw six individuals foul out, Fieldcrest defeated Heart of Illinois Conference guest Flanagan-Cornell 69-59 on Friday.

A total of 50 fouls were called, as four F-C (5-4, 1-3) players were whistled for five, while the Knights (5-1, 3-0) had a pair.

Fieldcrest connected on 28 of 37 at the charity stripe, as Hayden Carls and Garrett Nix made eight apiece.

"A lot of free throws. I was proud of how we made free throws," Knights' coach Matt Winkler said. "I was proud of the way we handled the ball."

Jaxon-Cusac McKay led all scorers with a season-high 24 points. He was one of four Fieldcrest players to register into double figures.

The Falcons received a team-best 21 points from Jeremy Durdan. The guests committed 16 turnovers compared to just eight for Fieldcrest.

Notes: F-C was called for 27 fouls, four less than the Knights. The victory was No. 550 in program history, as well for their lone coach in Winkler. Derek May scored 13 points and moved within 20 of 1,000 for his prep career.

See article on Dec. 13 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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