|Senators’ fourth-quarter rally comes up short|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 04 March 2014 00:00|
Tuesday night (Feb. 25) the Borden Braves hosted the West Washington Senators. Though the Braves controlled the first three quarters the Senators roared back in the fourth to come up short by three, 34 to 37.
The first quarter the Braves defense kept the Senators at bay. The Braves rolled off nine points before West Washington’s (WW) Ty Bolton hit a three point shot. The quarter ended 11 to 3 Borden. The second quarter WW picked up a few rebounds and a couple more threes but Borden still played near even leading into the half 19 to 13.
In the third quarter The Braves went back to tough defense and kept WW bottled up. WW’s Bolton hit his third and last three but was answered by Borden’s Josh Vollstedt and Brian McGee’s threes. Borden pulls out to 30 to 18 lead.
In the fourth Borden struck first but WW rolled off 10 straight. WW had shifted their defense to a zone and as Borden Coach Nash would comment, “We just lost our focus.” Thought WW outscored Borden 16 to7 in the quarter they still came up three points short losing 34 to 37.
Borden’s leading scorer was Zach Gillam with 13.
WW leading scorers were Lane Hoover 16 and Ty Bolton with 15
The Senators opened sectional play Tuesday (March 4) against Medora at the Class A Springs Valley Sectional.
The winner of that game will play Trinity Lutheran Friday at approximatley 7:45.
The sectional championship will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m.