Posted On: 01/9/19 12:21 PM

Bloomington held an early lead with strong play from Southern Illinois recruit Chris Payton (2019) but Richwoods battled and continued to outplay the Raiders in an upset.

The Knights (12-4) were coming off a consolation championship at the Pekin Insurance Holiday Tournament and used that momentum for an 81-72 win over seventh-ranked (AP Class 4A) Bloomington (12-5).

This is the best game I've seen Richwoods play in three years against quality competition, and the Knights did it without senior forward Jaydion Davis, who is out indefinitely with an undisclosed foot injury.

Let's take a look at the best things from Tuesday's Big 12 meeting with the best lines from the game to close out.

Game Thread

1. MVP

Cortez Mosley (Richwoods 2019, G, 6-foot-4) - 27 points (8-13/1-1/10-12), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Mosley is remarkably better since transferring to Richwoods. His previous two seasons at Peoria High saw him as one of the top players in the city but he lacked an outside shot and ball-handling skills. In several games this season he has improved both areas. He is best when he's attacking downhill but his 3-point stroke looks better and makes defenders respect him out there.

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