Young's 25 Boosts Rams Past Carey
Upper Sandusky won their 14th straight contest, 58-43 over N10 rival Carey, closing out the Blue Devils with Evan Young taking over during a critical stretch to cement a Rams victory.
Behind the play of senior center Hayden Stone, Carey ran out to a 6-0 lead on the road in the opening three minutes before the Rams defense began to dictate the game. Upper would outscore the Blue Devils 11-1 to close out the first quarter then built a 27-16 advantage by the break.
Maintaining their double-digit lead for most of the third quarter, the Rams appeared to be in control of the game before Carey surged back within striking distance to close the frame, trailing 39-31 to open the fourth. An avalanche of Upper Sandusky offensive firepower then put the game out of reach with a 8-0 run to start the stanza, fueled by Young's 11 fourth quarter points, including a stretch where he scored four consecutive baskets.
Young finished the night with a game-high 25 pts while teammate Mason Vent added 14, Cam McCreary had seven and Brett Montgomery six. Stone paced the Blue Devils offense with a dozen points, Hayden Nash poured in 11 and both Isaiah Hoepf and Cade Crawford chipped-in with six each.
The Rams are now 14-1, 9-0 in the N10 while Carey drops to 8-5 and 6-3.