Mitchell boys defeat Owen

BLACK MOUNTAIN – The Mitchell High School Mountaineers boys' basketball team overcame an early deficit Tuesday, Feb. 5, to claim a 69-51 win over the Owen Warhorses.

Junior Tyler McKinney was 8-for-15 shooting led the Mountaineers with 19 points in the win.

Sophomore Cauis Peterson went 6-for-8 from the field and was second on the team in scoring with 15 points in the game.

The Warhorses built an early 18-6 lead after the first quarter, but Mitchell’s defense clamped down in the second quarter as the Mountaineers outscored the Warhorses 17-9 and took a 33-27 lead at halftime.

Owen cut into Mitchell’s lead in the third quarter, but the Mountaineers went on to outscore the Warhorses 19-9 in the final frame to claim the win.

Mitchell (9-12, 5-4) close the regular season Friday, Feb. 8, against Polk in Ledger.

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