LHS Wildcats vs. Mountain Grove


 
Photo By Shari Harris
Michael Milhizer fights through traffic to score against Mtn. Grove.

Submitted by Ben Glasgow
  Licking was back on their home floor on January 8th to face their district rival, the Mountain Grove Panthers. G.T. Nicholson and Michael Milhizer led the way for the Wildcats early as they helped their team build a 15-10 lead in the first quarter. Licking got hot behind the 3-point arc in the second, as Kaden Quick connected on three 3-point shots and Carter Rinne added another and the home team enjoyed a 33-20 half time lead.
Photo by Shari Harris
LHS cheerleaders kept the packed house 
revved up during the Mountain Grove game.
  The Panthers heated up in the third period and cut into Licking’s lead early.  The Wildcats took advantage of a favorable matchup inside with James Swan to regain their 13 point lead by the time the period ended, and Licking led 53-40 entering the final frame. Grove began trying to force turnovers, but Licking was solid enough to run some time off of the clock and hold on for a 62-45 win.
  Licking had a very balanced scoring attack led by G.T. Nicholson with 15 points, followed by James Swan with 12, Kaden Quick 12, Michael Milhizer 12, Carter Rinne 5, Garrett Duncan 4 and Wilson Murray 2. Connor Medlock and Evan Mitchell also saw playing time. The win put Licking’s record 13-1 on the season. 

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