Woodmore Earns Home Win over Rossford

posted Jan 13, 2017, 3:12 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 6:42 PM ]
1/13/17 - Varsity - The Wildcats (5-7, 3-4 NBC) took down the Northern Buckeye Conference co-leader, Rossford, with a fourth quarter rally to earn a 53-50 win.  Woodmore led 15-12 after the first quarter but hit an offensive dead end in the second quarter scoring only five points to trail 25-20 at halftime.  Rossford maintained that five-point edge after three quarters (42-37).  But, Woodmore would score seven of the first nine points in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 44-all.  Woodmore would add on to that run on a field goal by senior JT Atkin with 5:11 left in the game to put the Wildcats ahead to stay at 46-44.  Senior Mikey Blausey added a three-point field goal at the 4:43 mark to give Woodmore a 49-44 edge.  Rossford responded with field goals on each of its next two trips down the floor to pull within 49-48.  Blausey converted from close in at the 2:41 mark to make it 51-48.  Rossford made two free throws with 1:04 left to close to 51-50.  Senior Derek Wank  scored the last points of the game with 33.8 seconds left on two free throws.  Both teams had chances in the final minutes as their were three turnovers and two misses of front ends of one-and-ones before the final three-point attempt at the buzzer by Rossford was blocked by Blausey.  Junior Mitchell Miller led the Wildcats with 18 points  while Wank added 12 points and Blausey 11 points.  Junior varsity - Woodmore built a 28-19 lead at halftime but were outscored 28-12 in the second half as Rossford posted a 49-40 win.  Sophomore Drew Burner led the Wildcats with 13 points while sophomore Taityn Rollins added 11 points.  Freshman - Woodmore came back in the third quarter to take a 14-13 lead heading into the final quarter after trailing the entire first half.  The two teams went to overtime after ending regulation tied at 20-all.  Rossford then outscored the Wildcats 6-2 in overtime to earn a 24-20 win.  Paul Koenig led Woodmore with seven points and Cade Burroughs added five points.