DIAMOND — The Diamond Wildcats dropped to 2-6 on the season with a 83-48 home loss Tuesday to Fair Grove.
Fair Grove proved to be a well-oiled offensive machine through the first three quarters, generating 75 points after three for a 75-41 lead entering the fourth. The teams played the fourth in running clock.
Fair Grove scored 30 points in the first, 22 in the second, and 23 in the third, while Diamond managed its best quarter of 19 in the third.
Kyle Stacey began his game-high 21-point night with nine in the first quarter and he knocked down a pair of 3-point shots. He finished with four trifectas on the night.
Fair Grove proved to be dynamite from deep Tuesday night, burying the Wildcats behind 14 3-point shots, those 42 points just six less than what Diamond managed overall.
Gary Potter added 14 points for Fair Grove, while Cole Gilpin finished with 11 and the trio of Rhett Hill, Kamron Stacey, and David Oplotnik each came through with nine points.
The Eagles improved to 5-2 overall with back-to-back wins entering their game Friday against Aurora.
Hunter Renfro and Noah Hubbard led Diamond with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Colby Housh and Ben Moreland added seven and six, respectively.
Five different Wildcat players combined to hit their five trifectas.
Diamond returned to action Thursday against Kansas Class 4 school Baxter Springs.