Hoopapalooza Boys Varsity game is back and forth but Scots prevail 59-56

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Shorecrest students are in a festive mood
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

By the time the boys game tipped off at 7 o'clock, the gym was nearly packed and the mood festive. Students from both schools were boisterous and well-behaved. Booster clubs from both schools were selling their wares in the lobby and the aroma of pulled pork sandwiches thankfully carried the day.

The boys game was a back-and-forth affair that went into overtime, with the Scots prevailing 59-56.

Shorewood had a chance to win the game in regulation, but Jesse Reynolds' three-point shot from the right corner rimmed out as the buzzer sounded.

SC Philip Pepple blocks a shot by SW Conner Williams
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Sophomore Philip Pepple led the Scots with 19 points,15 rebounds, and four blocked shots, while senior Tobyn Lawson had 13 points to go along with his 8 boards. SW Senior Ian Kirk was valiant in defeat, scoring 19 for the T-Birds.

SC Tobyn Lawson takes deliberate aim
Photo by Geoff Vlcek
The Scots' winning coach Brian Fischer was happy, but also brought some perspective.

"Rivalry games are always fun because both teams are fired up and ready to go. I was proud of the guys for grinding out a victory, even after being down by 7 in the 4th. We got a great stop to force overtime and thats when the fireworks started. 
"After a low scoring game, both teams made some great plays in OT, and I am glad that our guys were able to make a few more. Knowing that we can pull out games like this will give us confidence in the future."

--Frank Workman


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