OAKLAND CITY — North Knox's defense limited Wood Memorial to single digits in the first half, and Holtman Doades and Isaiah Collins sparked a fourth-quarter push to help the Warriors turn back the Trojans, 46-35, in a Blue Chip Conference game Saturday.

Doades scored eight of his game-high 18 points in the final stanza, while Collins finished with 11 points, including two big 3-pointers to swing momentum back to North Knox (10-10, 4-3 Blue Chip) in the fourth.

After trailing by as much as 15 in the third, Wood Memorial (5-11, 3-3) pulled within six, 30-24, early in the fourth. Collins stopped the run with a 3-pointer, Doades followed with a three-point play, and Collins' drained another trifecta in just over a minute to start a 12-point run for the game's biggest lead, 42-24.

“It wasn't our best offensive game. We had too many turnovers, and that 1-3-1 gave us some fits,” North Knox coach Daniel Crabtree said. “Our half-court defense was good enough to where we could escape with (the turnovers). As a team, we looked excellent in spots and not so good at other spots. Consistency is something we have to fix.

“Isaiah had the toughest defensive assignment, and he stepped up big time. He hit some big 3s for us when it got tight too.”

Collins helped hold Wood Memorial leading scorer Griffin Parke to eight points. No Trojans hit double figures with Alton Falls and Colton Page each scoring nine.

Wood's only lead was 3-2 on a Parke 3-pointer. North Knox had the next 11 to go up 13-3 after one. The halftime margin was 22-9, and it was 27-12 before Wood made its best run.

North Knox's junior varsity won, 42-20. Cohen Williams had 12 points for the Warriors (8-7), who had 10 score, and Devan Kent was next with six.

North Knox added a home game with Bedford North Lawrence at 6 p.m. Tuesday.




Kixmiller (f) 3 3-3 9, Hammelman (g) 1 2-3 4, Doades (g) 6 4-5 18, Collins (g) 4 0-0 11, Sheren (g) 0 0-0 0, Lyons 0 0-0 0, Sloan 0 0-0 0, Thurston 0 0-0 0, Thorne 1 1-4 4. Totals: 15 10-15 46.


Page (f) 4 1-5 9, Day (f) 1 1-3 3, Collins (c) 1 0-0 2, Falls (g) 3 2-2 9, Parke (g) 3 0-0 8, Elamon 2 0-0 4. Totals: 14 4-10 35.


North Knox |13-9-8-16 — 46

Wood Memorial |3-6-14-12 — 35

3-pointers: North Knox 6 (Collins 3, Doades 2, Thorne), Wood Memorial 3 (Parke 2, Falls). Fouls: North Knox 11, Wood Memorial 12. JV: North Knox 42-20.

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