Italy - From the first play of the game Tuesday night, the Italy Gladiators (20-6, 6-2) dominated the court and the game.

When the final buzzer sounded, Italy dealt the Blooming Grove Lions a 99-42 defeat.

Kolton Holley was 5 for 6 at the line and scored 9 of his 34 points on 3 pointers. Jon Thompson scored 9 of his 12 points from the 3 point line.

At the end of the first period, Italy had a 10 point lead. When they headed to the locker room at half-time, they were ahead 48-25. They outscored the Lions 21-9 in the third and then outscored Blooming Grove 30- 8 in the final period.

John Isaac, Josh Howard, J.R. Hill and Dontavius Clemons dominated the boards all night.

The Lion offense was no match for the swarming defense and quickness of the Gladiators.

Italy 99, Blooming Grove 42

Italy†††††††††† 22† 26† 21 30† -† 99

Bl. Grove†† 12† 13†† 9††† 8† -† 42

Italy: Kolton Holley 34, Dontavius Clemons 13, Jonathan Thompson 12, Detrick Green 12, Jasenio Anderson 9, Josh Howard 8, John Isaac 5,† J.R. Hill 2, Jake Valdez 2, Peyton Day 2..

Blooming Grove: Harris 15, Walter 11, Ackley 7, Thomas 4, Jones 3, Tennell 2.

Lady Gladiators lose at home

Italy - The Lady Lions dealt the Lady Gladiators a 60-39 loss on Tuesday night at the dome.

Italy only trailed by 3 at the end of the opening quarter.

And in the second period Karissa Anderson hit a 3 to tie the game at 15. Twenty seconds later, Anderson hit a lay up to give Italy itsí first lead of the game.

At the end of the first half, the Lady Lions had a slim 23-22 lead. However, Blooming Grove outscored Italy 17-10 in the third period and 20-7 in the last† to cruise to the victory.

Blooming Grove 60, Italy 39

Italy: Demoss 10, Barajas 10, Anderson 8, Fleming 8, Gilley 2, Duron 1.

Blooming Grove: Phillips 14, Tipping 14, Stout 11, Sims 10, R. Bennett 7, L. Bennett 4.