Argylls bounce back from Blackford loss, rout Northfield in second game of back-to-back

On Friday night, the Argylls gave up a season-high 93 points in their loss to Blackford.

On Saturday, the Argylls gave up their second-fewest points of the season, recording their seventh victory in a 71-39 triumph over the Northfield Norsemen.

Madison-Grant took a 17-10 lead after the first quarter of play, but took the game over in the second and third frames. Behind some impressive pressure defense, the Argylls held the Norse to just 15 total points, while 37 of their own.

“We came in this morning and got a lot of shots up. That’s pretty much all we did this morning,” Madison-Grant Head Coach Brian Trout said. “There was a little bit of a slow start [tonight,] but then we got it going. We were able to get a little pressure on them and create some turnovers and get out in transition.”

After their defense helped them get out to a large lead, the Argylls’ offense began to find their rhythm and was much more efficient after halftime.

“We were a little sluggish offensively in the first half,” Trout said. “We talked about that at halftime what we needed to do to clean that up a little bit. We were able to force some turnovers early in the second half that helped us offensively. We got better movement, we got better ball movement, and just got better looks in the second half.”

Grant Brown recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists, while Lance Wilson finished with 13 points, Justin Moore collected 11 points and nine rebounds, and Seth Lugar added eight points off the bench.

On their 29 made field goals, the Argylls recorded 19 assists.

“They shared the basketball really well tonight,” Trout said. “A little better than we did last night. We got stagnant at times last night. Across the board, I thought everybody played really well tonight.”

Madison-Grant will face another tough test this coming weekend against conference foe Frankton.

“Ball security is going to be huge,” Trout said. “Frankton is really good defensively. They have struggled a little to score the basketball at times, but defensively, they are really good and they are really physical.”

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