ARCANUM – Arcanum beat state-ranked Fort Recovery 52-44 in a boys basketball game on Saturday.
Fort Recovery, which entered the game ranked seventh in the Associated Press’ Division III state rankings, took a 7-6 first quarter lead. Arcanum then outscored the visitors 20-8 in the second quarter to go into halftime up 26-15.
Fort Recovery reduced its deficit to 32-30 in the third quarter, but the Trojans outscored the Indians 20-14 in the fourth quarter to hold on for the 52-44 win.
Carter Gray led Arcanum with 23 points in the game. Also for the Trojans, Wade Meeks scored 10 points, Devin Burns scored 6, Andrew Baker scored 5, Evan Atchley scored 4, and Maverick Hildebrand scored 4.
Arcanum improved to 4-9 overall while Fort Recovery fell to 9-3.