Climax-Scotts edged Colon 57-54 for a road boys basketball win Friday evening.
The conference foes went back-and-forth with seven lead changes and five ties. The Magi went into halftime with a 23-22 lead, but the Panthers used a 14-5 start to the third quarter to go ahead for good.
Colon got back within two points twice in the final two minutes of the game, but Climax-Scotts made just enough free throws and forced a few turnovers to survive. The Magi were much stronger on the glass, winning rebounds 40-24. However, the Panthers shot far better, going 43% from the field to Colon’s 33%.
Josiah Kenney topped all players with 23 points for C-S. Jonathan West led the Magi with 19 points.
Colon falls to 2-4 with the loss in their first SCAA West division game. Another division game awaits Monday with a trip to Bellevue.
Climax-Scotts improves to 3-3, 1-1 in division play. The Panthers also return to action Monday as they travel to Burr Oak.
Josiah Kenney 23 points, 3 rebounds
Zach Kienast 14 points, 4 rebounds
Aiden Brady 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Garrett Young 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks
Jackson Lawrence 4 points, 4 rebounds
Moises Delgado 2 points, 1 rebound
Johnny Hunter 4 rebounds
Jonathan West 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist
Phillip Alva 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block
Braden Ireland 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Simon Vinson 6 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals
Ian Eells 5 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Mason Blair 4 points, 2 rebounds
Mason Paliga 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Grayson Riethmiller 3 rebounds
Chris Frye 1 assist