Mount Pulaski boys open regional action with a big win

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[February 22, 2017]  The Mount Pulaski Hilltoppers (no. 4 seed) toppled Decatur Christian (no. 14 seed) Tuesday night 73-13 in the opening round of the Class 1A Regional hosted by Mount Pulaski. Nate Dyer led Mount Pulaski with 18 points, all from the three-point range and Zach Drake chipped in 13 points.

Mount Pulaski led 19-0 after the first quarter of play. After the first six minutes of play, Mount Pulaski Head Coach Ryan Diebert rested his starters. It was the bench for Mount Pulaski that did the rest of the scoring and by halftime the score was 39-4 in favor of the Hilltoppers.

Things didn’t get much better for Decatur Christian in the second half and at the end of the third quarter they were buried by a score of 60-8.

Decatur Christian would finally reach double-digits in scoring in the final quarter, but it was the Hilltoppers coming away with the crushing 73-13 victory.

Mount Pulaski improves to 16-11 on the season and will play Sangamon Valley (no. 8 seed) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Ed Butkovich Gymnasium.

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The winner advances to the regional championship Friday night at 7 p.m.

Mount Pulaski 73

Dyer 18
Drake 13
Olson 9
Trimmer 9
Kretzinger 7
Oliver 5
Taylor 4
Griesheim 3
Huff 2
Hayes 2
Aylesworth 1

Decatur Christian 13

Dowling 4
Rennert 4
Bibby 3
Witts 2

[Teena Lowery]

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