Meade Johnson scored 16 points and Dalton Compton contributed 14, but the Mattoon boys basketball team fell to Taylorville on Friday night, 68-59.

Mattoon went on a 10-0 run to start the second quarter, giving the Green Wave a 26-16 lead with just over six minutes left in the half. But the Tornadoes responded with a 19-2 run to go ahead 35-28 at halftime, a lead they did not relinquish.

Johnson scored 11 points in the second half and Compton scored all 14 in the first half. Johnson and Compton each made two 3-pointers.

Mattoon dropped to 4-5 overall, 1-3 in the Apollo Conference. Taylorville is now 2-2 in the conference.

Cam’Ron Thomas, Alex Yardley and Sam Bradbury scored eight points apiece for the Green Wave.

Mattoon next plays in the Effingham/Teutopolis Holiday Tournament, which starts Dec. 26.

Check out updated Apollo Conference standings in the upper right-hand corner of our web page.

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Mattoon1612151659
Taylorville1619151868

MATTOON (59)

Thomas 3 2-4 8, Morton 0 1-2 1, Johnson 5 4-5 16, Carter-Smith 0 2-2 2, Middleton 0 0-0 0, Compton 5 2-2 14, Wright 1 0-0 2, Yardley 2 4-4 8, Bradbury 3 2-2 8, Cardwell 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 17-21 59.

3-pointers – Johnson 2, Compton 2.