West Liberty-Salem pulled away from Greenon in the second half Saturday en route to a 49-34 victory in an Ohio Heritage Conference boys basketball game.
The Tigers (11-3, 10-1) outscored the Knights by 15 points in the second half to put the game away.
Greenon (4-9, 3-7) played the Tigers even early on and led after one quarter. The Knights outscored the Tigers 12-11 to begin the game and open up a one-point lead after the first quarter. The Knights hit four three-pointers as a team in the first quarter to open up the early lead.
WL-S pulled even in the second quarter, outscoring the Knights 13-12 to level the game at halftime, 24-24. Brevin Louden scored eight points in the second quarter for WL-S as the Tigers drew even.
The Tigers controlled the second half. Louden and Caleb Hershberger each connected on a three-point basket as WL-S went on a 13-5 run in the third quarter and never looked back.
WL-S continued to play lockdown defense in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Knights 12-5 in the fourth quarter to close out the victory.
Louden led the Tigers with 16 points. Taran Logwood added 15 points. Hershberger netted seven points in the victory.
The Tigers’ JV squad defeated Greenon 49-16. Sam Strapp scored 14 points. Sutton Wilcoxon added 13 points. Garrett Wallen scored 10 points.
WL-S is back in action Tuesday at home against West Jefferson.