Auburn picked up its first Sangamo Conference win Friday with a 64-50 victory over Maroa-Forsyth at Doglio Gym.

Hayden Smith canned four 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 23 points for the Trojans and Hunter Newbold (16) and Grant Dobson (10) also reached double figures.

A back-and-forth opening period ended with Maroa on top 17-15 after the visitors scored the last two baskets. But Auburn rattled off 11 straight points to go up 26-17 on Newbold’s basket off a Nathan Barth assist. The 11-0 run featured H. Smith’s steal and layup and back-to-back treys from Cole Smith and H. Smith.

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