By Travis Volz
Utilizing their size and strength advantage, the Nashville Hornets overpowered Carterville Saturday in a matchup of two squads unbeaten in River-to-River Conference play.
Despite leading comfortably for most of the first half, Nashville had to beat back a run by the smaller, quicker Lions late to hold on for the 59-54 win at Assembly Hall.
“They can really really score points in a hurry, and they have some kids who can really light it up,” Nashville coach Brad Weathers said of Carterville. “This was a good win for us against a very good team.”
Royce Newman led a balanced scoring output with 18 points. Brady Bultman, Dylan Mueller and Daniel Thorson also hit double figures in scoring with ten points apiece.
“They tried to take Royce away early, but he still had a nice night, and we had nice balance of scoring all the way around,” said Weathers.
With the Hornets enjoying a significant size advantage, the Lions were forced to look for offense from beyond the arc. Carterville shooters hit eight 3-pointers on the night to keep pace with the home team.
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Royce Newman puts up a shot inside against Carterville during the Hornets’ win over Carterville Saturday at Assembly Hall.
Brady Bultman grabs a steal to open a fast break during Nashville’s win over the Lions Saturday.