YERINGTON 68, LOWRY 54
The wait to open the season home was well worth it for Yerington as it picked up two big wins in its first two home games this year. After a 56-54 win over Spring Creek on a buzzer beater on Friday, the Lions used a huge fourth quarter to beat Lowry.
Yerington also set up a showdown for first in the Northern 3A when it next travels to Dayton on Friday. The Lions (17-3) improved to 6-1 in league while Lowry fell to 6-2.
"A big weekend for the Lions," Yerington coach Daron Wildermuth said. "This was really huge."
Yerington led 35-27 at halftime, but Lowry outscored the Lions 19-5 in the third quarter to take a 46-40 lead. But Yerington responded by outscoring Lowry 28-8 in the fourth quarter.
"We responded well," Wildermuth said. "We just weathered the storm. We answered the bell in the fourth quarter."
Gary Smith scored 17 points, James Robert had 13 points, Marcus Ness had 12 points and Casey Wildermuth added 11 points.
"When we can get four kids in double figures that's hard to beat," coach Wildermuth said. "That's pretty balanced. That's pretty cool."