Southmoreland beats Mt. Pleasant in boys basketball tipoff tournament

There was a minute left and the Southmoreland boys varsity basketball team was down by seven points against Mt. Pleasant in the Tip-Off Tournament at Mt. Pleasant.

“The game started out good,” said senior Jason Szakowski. “We were up by 10 in the first, but then we kinda fell apart.”

But the Scotties roared back, tying the game at the buzzer and winning in overtime, 71-51.

It wasn’t looking good as first Cade Richter then Dylan Eicher fouled out, but somehow the Southmoreland boys managed to make two layups and were trailing by only three points.

“Toward the end of the game we kept turning over the ball,” said Szakowski. “But Mt. Pleasant took it out of bounds so we got the ball back and called a timeout.”

With very little time remaining, the Southmoreland boys had time to run one more play.

“I shot a three” pointer, said Szakowski. Those three points tied it up and sent the game into overtime.

Szakowski then fouled out as well, putting replacement Brooke Peterson into the game.
“Brooke did really well,” said Szakowski. “He did everything he was supposed to.”

In the end, Southmoreland beat Mt. Pleasant by 20 points, sending them to the final round. Once in the final round, Southmoreland lost the tournament to Norwin, 66-38.

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