Mallory Ramage (above) scored nearly two-third of Mattoon’s points to power the Green Wave to a 51-43 victory over Mt. Zion on Thursday night.

Ramage scored 10 points to give Mattoon a 13-4 first-quarter lead, which proved to be the difference in a tightly contested game in the final three quarters.

The junior guard also grabbed 12 rebounds, blocked a shot and recorded two steals.

Mt. Zion narrowed its deficit to 25-18 by halftime but a 14-9 surge in the third quarter padded Mattoon’s lead to 12 entering the final quarter.

Mattoon is now 3-1.

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MATTOON (43): Haacke 1 0-0 3, Bryant 3 3-4 9, Greeson 1 4-4 6, Ghere 0 0-0 0, Pruitt 0 0-1 0, Ramage 11 8-15 33. Totals 16 15-24 51. 3-pointers – Ramage 3, Haacke 1.