|Borden wins thriller at Paoli|
|Written by George Browning|
|Monday, 31 December 2012 00:00|
Borden traveled to Paoli Friday, December 28th to come away with a win in the last four seconds of the game, 67 - 66 Borden.
Borden ran out to an 8-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game when first time starter Zach Gillam scored six points early. Paoli stormed back on three 3's and a basket from Garrett Strange. But couldn't catch up to Borden by the half trailing 27 to 34 at the half.
After the half Paoli came out hot catching Borden two minutes into the half at 34 all. Both teams went back and forth with Borden trailing a few points into the fourth quarter. A minute into the fourth quarter Paoli was up 50 to 49. Paoli then seemed to take control of the game running up an eight point lead. Paoli then made many costly turnovers as Borden strugled back, mostly on free throws, to take a single point lead with over a minute to play. Paoli took back the lead and led by three in the last minute. After a couple more Paoli turn overs Borden trailed by only one when Jalen McCoy hit a runner down the lane with four seconds to play to give Borden thier one point lead that would decide the game.
Borden's coach, Doc Nash, said, "We got lucky again, we have to make free throws. We have good mechanics at the line but we have to shoot with more confedence. Yesterday we had our worst practice of the year and we have to get past that."
This win give coach Nash his 100th win with a record of 100 - 46 in his seventh season at Borden.
Borden's leading scorers were: Billy Kirchgessner 21 and Jalen McCoy 16.
Paoli's leading scorers were: Tanner Wroblewski 17 and Garrett Strange 15