On Saturday, January 11th, the Boys JV Basketball Team hosted Mayfield High School. The Bears lost to the Wildcats in overtime in a wild game 72 to 66. Both teams played gave it their all in a fun game to watch.
The Bears were down by 5 in regulation with only 28.7 seconds to go when Nate Sawyer made 2 free throws to cut the lead to 53 to 50. Mike Piazza then hit a 3 pointer with 7.7 seconds left to cut the lead to 54 to 53. Mayfield then made a layup with 4.5 seconds left to push the lead to 3. The Bears then passed the ball in to Nick Colabianchi who dribbled to half court, put up the shot and SWISH!! The Bears tied the game at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. The building was electric.
In overtime, both teams laid it on the line. With 2 minutes left, the score was 62 to 62 and the final result still in question. The Wildcats made 2 deep three pointers to secure the victory and defeat the Bears. What a great game!
Leading the way offensively for the Bears with 17 points was Nick Colabianchi including the game tying half court heave in regulation to send the game into overtime. Also scoring were Mike Piazza with 15 points, Zaden Abuhamdeh with 10 points, Nate Tarnwoski with 9 points, Kevin Bottomley with 6 points, Nate Sawyer with 5 points and Zach Bitterman and Matt Abbott with 2 points each.
The Boys JV Basketball Team record is now at 5 wins and 7 losses. Come cheer them on as they host Medina High School on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:00 PM. GO BEARS!!