After having a seven-point lead cut to four at half, Maryville's boys basketball team turned up the heat on Auburn in the second half and ran away with a 57-39 win Thursday night in Auburn.
The Hounds doubled up Auburn on the scoreboard 28-14 in the second half and held the Bulldogs to less points than it had in the second quarter alone.
Maryville (10-3) scored at least 13 points in all four quarters, with a high of 16 in the first.
Jonathan Baker and Tyler Kenkel powered the Hound offense, combining for 37 points. Baker had a team-high 19 points. Kenkel was right behind with 18 points.
Kyle Leslie just missed double-figures with nine points. Treyton Burch added seven points.
Auburn's lone double-figure scorer was Caleb Nelson with 13 points.
The Hounds cross into Nebraska again Friday to play Falls City at 7:30 p.m.