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Old 01-17-17, 09:44 PM
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Game 14

Free throws, Free throws, Free throws.... well, this game came down to free throws and Wayne buried themselves missing 13 in the game and 6 in the pivotal 4th qtr. Meanwhile, Springboro made their last 5 including the game winner as C. James converts on both free throws with seconds left giving Springboro a 60-59 win over Wayne.

Something happened to Wayne midway thru the game at Meadowdale and they have not been the same since. It was all Springboro to start this game and they did damage from beyond the arc. Tabor drilled one followed by Varinsky and then another Varinsky basket and it was 10-0 Springboro. Wayne could not do much right but finally a James steal led to a basket but Tabor drilled another 3 to put Boro up 17-5. Pluta added a basket at the end of the qtr and it was all Springboro 21-7. Tabor had 9 for Boro in the qtr.

Wayne finally got a three to go down and it was Trice hitting to cut the lead down to 10. Palma came off the bench to bank one on for Wayne and then Quisenberry would also drain a 3 and following 2 made free throws by McKee Wayne was within 6 at 25-19. Springboro had an answer and it was Varinski drilling a 3 to put the Panthers up by 9. Wayne got it down to just 8 at the break. Springboro 31 Wayne 23.

Trice heated up drilling back to back threes for Wayne to start the 3rd and it was 31-29. Fointno got it down to 1 with a 3, 33-32 Boro but Boro would go off on a 6-0 run to get it back up by 7. Wayne would once again claw back with a McKee basket and a Hampton steal and basket got it down to 1 again. Springboro answered with a Pluta basket and a Tabor 3 but Fointno drilled a 3 at the buzzer for Wayne.... 44-41 Springboro after 3.

Wayne was finally able to tie the game in the 4th following a Smith 3 and a Trice basket to make it 46 but Kelley came off the bench for back to back layups to put Boro back up by 4. The 4th qtr was a battle and full of miss opportunities for Wayne as they missed 6 free throws. Each time Springboro got a lead Wayne would battle back until finally they got over the hump with a Quisenberry steal and basket giving Wayne their first lead in the game 59-58 with 20 seconds left. With time running out C. James made a baseline move but missed the shot with seconds left but a foul was called. He calmly made both to put the Panthers back up by 1. Wayne was able to get the ball up court but a short jumper bounced out and Springboro escaped with a 60-59 upset win at Wayne....

Springboro 21 10 13 16 - 60
HH Wayne 07 16 18 18 - 59

Scoring: Wayne- Smith 14, Quisenberry 12, Trice 12, Fointno 6, Palma 6, McKee 4, Hampton 3, James 2. Boro- C. James 15, Tabor 14, Varinsky 12, Pluta 7, Kelley 6, Arrington 4, Weidman 2.

This was a costly loss for Wayne giving them now 3 league losses. Wayne had a made free throw taken away because of a violation which also cost them a 2nd attempt. 13 miss free throws with 6 of them coming in the 4th will cost a team many games. Wayne will travel to Cincinnati to take on Middletown Saturday night at Woodward High School.


Wayne JV defeated Springboro 59-51
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