In a game in which both teams mounted big runs, Eminence mounted the last big push to pull away for a 72-66 win over Carroll County in boys basketball Monday in Eminence.
The Panthers (13-10) led 22-12 after the first quarter and 30-24 at halftime before Eminence dominated the third quarter 29-7.
Trailing 53-37 entering the fourth Carroll made a run and cut the margin to within seven with four minutes to play, but the six-point final margin was as close as the Panthers would get.
"The third quarter was the difference," Carroll County coach Carroll Yager said. "They shot the ball very well and every time we turned the ball over they would hit a shot. They hit five 3-pointers and we just built a hole that was too big to climb out of."
Carroll County shot better from the floor, hitting 25-of-51 (49 percent) to Eminence's 43 percent (26-for-61). But the Warriors had just seven turnovers to Carroll's 18.
"Eminence is a good team. They've got some impressive wins this season," Yager said. "It was a strange game. We made a run and they would make a run."
Trey Boles scored 21 points to go with 10 rebounds to lead Carroll County while Brandon Stewart scored 18 points to go with six assists and Jacob Wise added 11 points.
Brandon Mitchell had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Eminence (12-13). Jalen Dixie had 18 points and five assists, Trent Overall had 15 points and Justin Mitchell scored 10 points.
Carroll County hosts Williamstown on Friday as part of a boys-girls homecoming doubleheader.