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Balanced scoring leads McCutcheon to upset win over Lafayette Jeff

Leyton McGovern finished with 24 points, Joe Phinisee had 19 and JJ Mallett scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help McCutcheon upset Class 4A No. 5 Lafayette Jeff 79-71 on Thursday at Resler Gymnasium.

Posted: Feb 5, 2021 12:41 AM
Updated: Feb 5, 2021 1:21 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Leyton McGovern finished with 24 points, Joe Phinisee had 19 and JJ Mallett scored 12 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to help McCutcheon upset Class 4A No. 5 Lafayette Jeff 79-71 on Thursday at Resler Gymnasium.

The Mavericks overcame a 41-point performance from Brooks Barnhizer. The Bronchos were missing two starters and lost another in Owen Linder. Linder suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter. He did not play the second half.

Chase Stahl chipped in 12 points for McCutcheon. The Mavericks improve to 12-2 on the season. Tyler Scherer's group is now in sole possession of first place in the North Central Conference with a 5-0 record.

Lafayette Jeff drops to 15-2 overall and 4-1 in the NCC.

Other Scores:

Carroll def. Clinton Central, 60-45

Covington def. Fountain Central, 60-57

Crawfordsville def. Western Boone, 64-56

Danville def. Frankfort, 79-71

Frontier def. West Central, 71-34

Harrison def. Logansport, 66-55

Indianapolis Tech def. Kokomo, 82-72

Parke Heritage def. Attica, 63-15

Rensselaer Central def. Faith Christian, 65-62

Riverton Parke def. Seeger, 51-43

Rossville def. Clinton Prairie, 42-36

Tri-West def. Southmont, 74-68

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