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Opponents take advantage of boys' scoring droughts

A lengthy scoring drought turned Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's early lead into a 20-point deficit against Trinity Christian. The result was a 65-31 loss in boys' basketball action on Dec. 1 in Hartley.

An 11-3 run in the first quarter gave H-M-S a 14-8 lead. But starting late in the opening period, Trinity Christian went on an 18-0 run that put them in front, 26-14. A basket by Josh Cruz with under three minutes to go in the second quarter ended the drought, but the Tigers would hold a 32-19 lead at the half.

Despite only scoring eight points in the third quarter, Trinity Christian extended their a...