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Cunningham’s late three sends Fredericktown to first win

The Fredericktown Freddies boys High School basketball team picked up their first win of the season with a 60-57 home victory over Worthington Christian on Wednesday Night. The Freddies opened the game well and led 13-5 after the opening quarter. The Freddies saw their lead dwindle a bit in the second as they were outscored 14-11 in the period to lead 24-19 at the half.

In the third quarter the Freddies outscored the Warriors 19-15. They lead 43-34 after three. In the fourth things got interesting as Collin Kimbrough for the Warriors hit a three with just over two and a half minutes left in the game to make it 53-50 Fredericktown. Cole Davis got a lay in to increase the Freddies lead to 55-50, after a pair of free throws by the Warriors the team trailed by just three before a Jake Nowak three tied it with about 30 seconds left. The Freddies wasted not time as Nick Cunningham went right down and hit a three with about 22 seconds left to take a 58-55 lead. A two point bucket by the Warriors closed the game to one but with little time left and the Freddies won 60-57.

Collin Kimbrough led the way in scoring for the Warriors with 23 points. The loss dropped Worthington Christian to 1-2 on the season. Fredericktown improved to 1-1 and they got 18 points from Nick Cunningham, 13 points from Leighton Cunningham as well as ten apiece for Xavier Stallard and Anthony Caputo. Cole Davis had 6 and Zayde Zolman hit a three in the win for the Freddies who shot 39 percent from the floor and just 42 percent from the line.

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