XENIA — Tippecanoe defeated Xenia 68-58 on Friday in the Bucs’ home opener at Xenia High School.
Kellan Starks led Xenia with 14 points. Damien Weaver scored 11.
The game was tied at 40 with exactly four minutes left in the third quarter when Tippecanoe went on a 9-0 run over the next two-plus minutes to take advantage.
A 4-0 run to start the fourth quarter opened up a 16-point lead for Tipp, it’s largest of the game.
Xenia closed the gap to 60-51 with just under four minutes remaining but did not pull closer.
Tippecanoe led 34-30 at halftime. Six made three-pointers for Xenia in the half let the score remain close, with Nate Fellie knocking down three.
The scheduled start of the game was delayed by more than an hour due to Tippecanoe arriving late before the start of the freshman contest, pushing back both it and the reserve games.