(January 24th, 2015) – PETTISVILLE: In a matchup between NWOAL and BBC conference teams, the early dominant Vikings forgot to recharge their batteries during the halftime break, allowing Pettisville to make a strong third quarter comeback and take the win at home in overtime.
Evergreen took off strong in the first half, putting 25 points on the board while the Blackbirds scored 15. During the second half, Pettisville’s offense exploded in the 3rd quarter, racking up 22 points. The Blackbirds then went on to win over Evergreen 53-47.
Eli King led the Blackbirds in scoring for the evening with 17 points. Teammates Tate Kauffman and Josh Liechty also contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Liechty shot 5/5 free-throws while King made an astonishing 11/13; overall the team went 73% from the line opposite Evergreen’s 35%. Rebounds were critical in the Blackbird’s redemption, with 27 defensive and 9 offensive rebounds totaled throughout the night against the Viking’s 17.
Evergreen’s Brighton, Oswald, Maseman, and Etue dominated offensively, totaling 45 points collectively. Although the Vikings came out of the gate strong, the Blackbird’s ability to snag the loose ball helped the team rally for the win.