The Miller Grove Hornets opened district play with a solid win at Roxton Friday, 61-47. The Hornets had to rally in the last two quarters to win.
After Miller Grove went up 15-12 after the first quarter, Roxton had a big second quarter and took a 29-19 lead into halftime. The Hornets got to within one point after three quarters outscoring Roxton 19-10. Roxton led 39-38 after three quarters. The Hornets put the game away outscoring Roxton 23-8 in the decisive fourth quarter.
Luke Brignon led Miller Grove with 23 points. Treyton Andree scored 14 points. Andjelo Alcox had 12 points. Kobe Robertson and Albert Serrano scored 6 points each.
Hornets Basketball Coach Gary Billingsley said any road district win is good. He added the district is very competitive and we all know each other very well, so we have to be ready for teams that know what we do. Coach Billingsley added he was pleased with the way the Hornets came out in the second half and changed the effort level. He said once that happened everything else took care of itself.
The Hornets are 1-0 in district play and their season record is 15-13. Miller Grove will host Saltillo Tuesday evening with a varsity girls game at 6 p.m. and a varsity boys game at 7:30 p.m.