Clamping down on defense right after the half, the Melbourne Bearkatz ran past the Norfork Panthers 56-41 in the Highland Classic at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center Nov. 10.
The Katz used a 12-4 run in the first half to open some breathing room turning a tie game into a 29-21 Melbourne advantage at the half.
Then in the third period, the Bearkatz limited Norfork to just two points in the frame, giving Melbourne a 41-23 lead after three periods.
Spencer Caraway paced Melbourne with 21 points. Dalton Grigg added 14 and Kody Caraway had 13. Cody Cooper finished with four, Matt Loggains three and Derek Baird two.