Wildcats Lose NBC Road Contest

posted Jan 26, 2018, 7:14 PM by Steve Barr   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 7:43 PM ]
1/26/18 - Varsity - at Fostoria 60, Woodmore 58. Woodmore scored 40 points in the middle two quarters, but Fostoria was more consistent throughout the game and made a late run to hand the Wildcats the loss.  Fostoria shot out to a 10-0 lead in the opening stanza and led by as much as 16-4 later in the frame before Woodmore settled for a 16-8 deficit after one quarter.  After Woodmore scored the first points of the second quarter, Fostoria reeled off eight straight points to build a 24-10 lead, its biggest of the game.  The Wildcats came back to score the next 11 points to pull within 24-21, and then eight of the next 12 points to take their first lead at 29-28.  Fostoria scored a three-pointer before half to lead 31-29. The third quarter was the tale of two halves of the period.  Fostoria scored 13 of the first 18 points in the quarter to build a 44-34 lead with 4:18 left.  The Wildcat would respond by scoring 14 unanswered points to take a 48-44 lead into the fourth quarter.  The two teams then sat out an approximate 15 minute wait until a false fire alarm could be taken care of.  When play resumed, Woodmore scored six of the first 10 points to take its biggest lead at 54-48 with 5:09 remaining.  Fostoria proceeded to score the next seven points to re-take the lead 55-54 with 2:45 left.  Woodmore missed a couple chances to take the lead at the charity stripe, but finally scored on a Jordan Nighswander field goal to get back on top, 56-55 with 1:35 left.  Fostoria came right down and canned a three-point field goal to take the lead for good at 58-56 with 1:35 left.  After both teams had empty possessions, Fostoria converted a lay up with 38 seconds left for a 60-56 advantage.  Jordan Beam hit a short baseline jumper with 21 seconds left to make it 60-58.  After a Fostoria turnover with 15.1 seconds left, Woodmore called time out and set up the last possession which ended with a missed 18-foot jump shot with two seconds left.  Woodmore was 0-3 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter while Fostoria hit all six of its attempts.  Junior Nora LaMunyon led the Wildcats with 18 points while Nighswander added 10 points and nine rebounds.  The Wildcats had three more field goals than Fostoria, 25 to 22, but were only 1-of-5 from the charity stripe while Fostoria converted 13-of-14 attempts.  Fostoria only had four players score in the game, but two players accounted for 48 of their points.  The games were played at St. Wendelin High School. Junior Varsity - at Fostoria 40, Woodmore 37.  Woodmore led at the end of each of the first three quarters, including 36-28 after three quarters, but managed just one point in the fourth quarter.  Junior Makayla Throop scored 10 points to lead the Wildcats while freshman Sidney Gillig and sophomore Syndi Buhrow both scored seven points.
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