The Meridian boys’ basketball team overcame earlier struggles and shot well from the foul line when it mattered to help the Trojans defeat Mount Baker 49-37 in Northwest Conference action at Laurel on Saturday.
Meridian built a seven-point lead right after halftime, but Mount Baker battled back and was down by four entering the third quarter, but the Trojans pulled away thanks to their foul shooting.
Meridian missed eight shots from the line in the first half, but went 10 for 12 in the fourth quarter, which included Josiah Sebens’ perfect 8 for 8.
Sebens finished with eight points overall in the game. Luke Schweigert was also a big contributor for the team in the second half. He scored 12 of his game-high 16 points after halftime. Andrei Lintz finished with 11 points and Mike Hayes had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Mount Baker was led by Pete Valum’s nine points and 10 rebounds and Jesse Copps had eight points and three assists.