Wildcats Drop Overtime Contest at Lake

posted Jan 20, 2017, 7:18 PM by Steve Barr
1/20/17 - Varsity - Lake scored eight straight points late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter to take command of a close game with Woodmore (5-9, 3-5 NBC) before the Wildcats came back to score nine of the last 12 points in the final stanza to force overtime tied at 54-all.  Lake then outscored the Wildcats, 9-7, in overtime to send Woodmore home with a 63-61 loss.  Lake led 51-43 with 2:39 left in regulation before the Wildcats responded with the next seven points to pull within 51-50 with 1:39 left.  After a Lake field goal and a free throw with 30.8 seconds left gave Lake a 54-50 edge, junior Mitchell Miller made two-of-three free throws with 17.4 seconds left to pull the Wildcats within two points.  After Lake missed two free throws with 14.4 seconds left, Miller made a pair of free tosses with 8.3 seconds left to tie the game at 54.  A Lake shot at the buzzer from halfcourt was not close to force overtime.  Miller scored Woodmore's last eight points in regulation.  Lake scored the first four points in overtime only to see Woodmore score the next four points to tie the score at 58 with 1:20 left.  A Lake field goal with 1:01 left and single free throws at 26.3 seconds left and 11.6 seconds left gave Lake a 62-58 lead.  Senior JT Atkin canned a three-point field goal with 6.5 seconds left to pull Woodmore within one point.  Lake made one-of-two free throws with 5.1 seconds to push lead to two points.  Woodmore got a clean shot at the buzzer that did not  find the mark to fall two points short.  Miller and senior Mikey Blausey each scored  15 points while Atkin added 14 points.  Junior varsity - Woodmore led 17-2 after one quarter and 41-15 after three quarters and cruised to a 52-34 victory.  Sophomore Drew Burner led the way with 13 points while sophomores Hayden Heidebrink and Taityn Rollins each contributed 10 points.  Freshman - The Wildcats outscored the Flyers 9-3 in the fourth quarter to turn a five-point deficit to start the fourth quarter (behind 22-17) into a 26-25 win.  Andrew Barringer and Paul Koenig led the way with seven points apiece while Steven Carter added five points.  Barringer had five points in the fourth quarter and Koenig four to account for all the Woodmore points in the final quarter.