Cole Martin

Connersville senior Cole Martin earns his team two points with a basket against McCutcheon Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans came out with a 50-28 victory, and will move on to play Columbus North today. Junior varsity plays at noon and varsity action starts at 1:30 p.m.

CONNERSVILLE — Connersville boys varsity basketball had an impressive showing against McCutcheon Tuesday. The Spartans gave them their first loss, winning by a decent margin, 50-28. 

Going into halftime, the game seemed like it was going to be a close contest. CHS was guilty of nine of its 12 turnovers in the opening half, but the defense stepped up in the second quarter and shut the Mavericks down.