Brock Smith leads Pilgrims to 2nd straight win
MISHAWAKA — Brock Smith led the Pilgrims to their second straight win as Plymouth scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Mishawaka for a 49-41 victory on the road Saturday.
In just his second game back after being sidelined with a shoulder injury, Smith scored a game-high 16 points, pulled down four rebounds and pilfered three steals after leading Plymouth to a lopsided 44-38 Northern Lakes Conference win over Northridge with nine points Friday.
Plymouth reached the free throw line 13 times in the fourth quarter to come back from a 30-26 third quarter deficit and earn the non-conference win Saturday.
Freshman Mack Mercer continued to mature for the Pilgrims, flirting with a double-double with 13 and nine caroms at Mishawaka.
Mishawaka was led by T.J. Benner’s 13 points.
Plymouth improves to 5-10 and will try to move to an even 3-3 in the competitive NLC as it hosts Goshen at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
• PLYMOUTH 49, MISHAWAKA 41
Score by quarters
Plymouth: 10 22 26 49
Mishawaka: 9 17 30 41
PLYMOUTH (49): Houston Hodges 5, Mitch Holloway 2, Kyle Kaser 2, Joe Knapp 2, Kyser McCrammer 2, Ryan McNeil 0, Mack Mercer 13, John Ruff 0, Brock Smith 16, Sean Smith 4, Gabe Vervynckt 3.
MISHAWAKA (41): T.J. Benner 13, Cody Childress 0, Justin Frazier 0, Mike Louderback 4, Chris Mitchell 11, Sam Schrader 0, Joey Schuster 4, Brandon Vanderhaggen 7, Javonte Young 2.
Records: Plymouth 5-10, Mishawaka 6-6