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PHS Boys Fall To Fayette In Double Overtime




Kurt Siegel eyes the basket and drives for two against Stryker, Friday, Feb. 15. The Birds open tournament play tonight, Wednesday, at Bryan.– photo by Mary Huber

Kurt Siegel eyes the basket and drives for two against Stryker, Friday, Feb. 15. The Birds open tournament play tonight, Wednesday, at Bryan.– photo by Mary Huber

It took two extra periods and eight extra minutes, but the Fayette boys basketball team won the Buckeye Border Conference with a perfect 10-0 record after defeating Pettisville 49-47 in double overtime, Friday, Feb. 22, in the Bird Cage.

Pettisville (8-14, 5-5 BBC) led 11-8 after one period and 23-20 at the half. The Birds extended the gap to 32-26 after three, but the Eagles outscored PHS 14-8 to tie the score at 40 at the end of regulation.

Both teams scored four points in the first overtime to send the game into a second extra period, where Fayette scored two more points to take home a 49-47 victory.

David Reyes led a trio of Blackbirds in double figures with 15 points. Jacob Valdez scored 14, including four of the team’s seven three-pointers, and Tanner Rufenacht finished with 10.

Logan Franks and Chandler Sanford led Fayette with 12 each. Zayne Colegrove was also in double figures, with 11.

Pettisville was 15-42 from the field for 36% and 10-18 at the foul line for 56%. Fayette was 16-39 from the field for 41% and 14-26 from the foul line for 54%.

Fayette won the rebounding battle 31-26.

Sectional

Pettisville plays Edon (5- 17), tonight, Wednesday, 6:15 p.m., at Bryan in a Division IV sectional semifinal. Stryker (9-13) plays Hilltop (4-18) in the nightcap.

Winners play for a sectional title, Friday, March 1, 8 p.m., at Bryan. Friday’s winners advance to the district tournament, Tuesday, March 5, 8 p.m., at Napoleon.

BOX SCORES

PETTISVILLE (47) – Rufenacht 10, Reyes 15, Valdez 14, Frey 2, Dykstra 3, Siegel 3. Totals 15-10-47.

FAYETTE (49) – Franks 12, Colegrove 11, Stoltzfus 2, Hookstadt 1, Sanford 12, Cox 8, Burkholder 3. Totals 16-14-49.

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Reserve: Pettisville won 29-26 to finish 13-9, 8-2 BBC.


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