Adelsperger led Peru (5-3) with 21 points and a dozen rebounds. He scored eight points in the fourth quarter, helping keep Peru ahead most of the frame. Childers added 16 points and Tyler Murphy 14.
Walton led the Braves (4-3) with 15 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. Maconaquah got 10 points from Adam Harts, and even more hustle plays as he sparked Mac’s late fightback with his tenacity on defense. Kyle Dinn and Trevor Hagan each had nine points. The Braves hurt their cause on the free-throw line.
“We’ve got to make free throws,” Mac coach Andy Steele said. “We’re averaging anywhere from 73-75 percent on the season and we go 17 of 30 from the free throw line. We did a great job of getting to it, but if we go 17 of 30, we’re not going to win ballgames, it’s that plain and simple.”