The Tremont High School basketball team appears to be on a roll.
One week after handing Midstate Conference champion Fieldcrest its only loss, Tremont spoiled Senior Night at Deer Creek-Mackinaw with a 73-62 victory over the Chiefs in a Midstate Conference game Friday at Mackinaw.
Four players scored in double figures for Tremont, led by junior guard Jim Kuban's 20 points. Tyler Martin and Jake Szetela added 14 each.
Tremont (20-6, 6-2) grabbed leads of 16-15 after the opening quarter and 37-32 by halftime. Kuban netted 17 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers, while Martin scored all 14 of his total in the first half, including four 3s. The Turks went on a 23-12 run in the third period to boost the advantage to 60-44 and Dee-Mack (19-7, 5-3) was unable to recover.
"These kids played with a lot of pride and a lot of heart," said Tremont coach Ron Martin. "We withstood the early rush by Dee-Mack, being Senior Night and all, and we did a very good job defensively."
Tremont also received a double-double from Michael Wiemer with 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Benny Frietsch led all players with 24 points for Dee-Mack, 14 coming in the first half.
Fieldcrest 100, Gardner 90
Jake Martin and Kiel Melvin scored 23 points each and Logan Park added 20 as Fieldcrest (24-1) capped off a record-setting regular season with an overtime win in nonconference action at Gardner.
The 24 victories broke the school mark of 23 set by the 1997-98 team.
"It was one heckuva game," said Fieldcrest coach Matt Winkler. "Gardner has a very good team."
The two teams were tied 38-38 at halftime before Fieldcrest grabbed a 65-64 lead after three quarters. Gardner (16-9) sank a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime knotted at 84-84. The Knights outscored Gardner, 16-6, in the extra period.
"Kiel hit a big three in overtime for us," said Winkler. "I was proud of the way we came back and didn't hang our heads after they hit the three at the buzzer in regulation."
Jordan Krone added 19 points for Fieldcrest, which made 12 3-pointers. Park collected a team-high 11 rebounds while Martin dished out nine assists.
EPG 47, Ridgeview 34
Senior forward Michael Haas scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds as El Paso-Gridley (10-14, 4-4) celebrated Senior Night with a conference win over Ridgeview (8-17, 4-4) at El Paso.
Hartem 65, Heyworth 52
Senior Scott Ubbenga scored 30 points to lead Hartsburg-Emden to a nonconference win over Heyworth at Hartsburg.
The Stags (24-3) took an 18-7 lead after the first quarter and increased the advantage to 35-16 at intermission. Hartem pushed the lead to 57-33 after the third quarter.
"We played great D tonight," said Stags' coach Josh Nauman. "We came out with a lot of energy and were able to get some good looks."
Lexington 70, Tri-Point 39
Junior guard Alex Tanney scored a game-high 22 points and handed out six assists as Lexington (15-10, 6-2) finished its regular season with a victory over Tri-Point (6-20, 1-7) in league action at Lexington.
Lexington built leads of 13-11 after one quarter and 37-21 by halftime. The Minutemen sealed the win with a 22-3 third-quarter blitz that boosted the advantage to 59-24.
Nicholas Kemna added 13 points for Lexington. Chris Mohr had 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds while Joe Watt chipped in eight points and five boards. The Minutemen out-rebounded Tri-Point, 41-25.
Senior Adam Moritz paced Tri-Point with 18 points. Matt Malone had seven.